CFO, Smart Diagnostics Systems
Michael Nichols, Ph.D. presently serves as an investor and C level management for various startups. He serves as an Analyst for Vinlogx, a platform that acquires, stores, and analyses internal vehicle information enabling solutions across multiple auto markets, he also serves as COO, Adfreeq/ Adkiosk LLC, a disruptive internet marketplace extension startup company, and as COO for Every Ticket Gives, LLC, where every ticket sold and auction benefits your favorite charity and is the Owner/President of Innovation Consultants LLC. He serves as a business consultant to Marathon Building Environments and the Evoke group, a full service marketing solutions company. Dr. Nichols retired June, 2013 as Vice President of Research and Economic Development for the entire four campus University of Missouri System. He is a highly networked serial entrepreneur with eight technical patents, books, publications and numerous awards. Dr. Nichols helped start and fund over 100 businesses over the past 25 years. These companies have raised over $25 million. Innovation Consultants LLC provides business and innovation planning, market analysis, intellectual property analysis, seed and venture capital sourcing, temporary C-level management, and presentation coaching. Most recently Dr. Nichols’ team created a partnership, TechInfusers, with other experts around the country whose mission is to help mid-large sized industries move innovation to the marketplace. Dr. Nichols recently joined Nanotechnovate, winner of a prestigious USDA I Fast grant for developing nanosystems for pathogen detection. He will serve as a USDA I-Fast mentor for the team.