Senior Director, Corporate Finance, Neustar
Nicholas Jordan is the owner of Capitol Bridge Holdings, a Virginia based holding company with interests in Capitol Bridge Services, a consulting and professional services firm and Capitol Bridge Ventures, a direct investment and advisory firm. Through Capitol Bridge Ventures, Nicholas has taken positions in companies within a number of sectors including cybersecurity, health IT, professional services, and consumer products. Along with personal investments, Nicholas is a partner ina number venture firms including: LifeCycleVC, which provides advisory services, back office support, and capital for companies of all sizes; 1865, a US-based holding company that focuses on venture capital investments which leverage technology to meet the demands of a connected world; and the Potomac Piranhas, a national network of investors that focus on matching rapidly developing innovative and practical ideas with the capital necessary to deploy them effectively. Nicholas also provides small business with access to non-traditional forms of capital including asset-based financing, receivable based financing, mezzanine lending, and purchase order financing.
Prior to starting the Capitol Bridge companies, Nicholas worked for Deloitte Consulting supporting their Mergers & Acquisitions and Venture Capital groups. While at Deloitte Nicholas also served on the Deloitte Leadership Advisory Board, (D.L.A.B) which was comprised of the firm’s most senior former government officials. In this capacity he worked one on one with former government officials and federal consulting account and segment leads to bring new business ideas and strategies to market. Nicholas has also worked on Capitol Hill and on Wall St. within Citigroup’s Investment Bank prior to joining Deloitte.
Nicholas is an active leader in the Washington, D.C. region. He is well respected for his experience in working with all components of the community and with both political parties. He has recently been nominated to serve as a member of the Board of Directors for the Northern Virginia Chamber of Commerce, an organization that represents the interests of over 650 businesses and 500,000 employees across the commonwealth. Nicholas has also served as Vice President of Public Policy for the Tyson's Corner Regional Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors. In June of 2014 Governor Terry McAuliffe appointed Nicholas to the board of the Commonwealth of Virginia’s Small Business Financing Authority: the Commonwealth’s economic development and small business financing arm. During Virginia’s 2015 legislative session he co-authored a bill (H.B 1360 Securities Act: crowdfunding exemption) which legalized equity and debt-based crowd funding in the Commonwealth of Virginia; this legislation successfully passed and became law, receiving unanimous support from the State’s House of Delegates & State Senate, the State Corporation Commission, and small several national business advocacy groups. In February of 2016 Alexandria Mayor Allison Silberberg and the members of the City Council voted unanimously to appoint Nicholas to serve as the sole representative of the business community on the City of Alexandria’s Potomac Yard Design Advisory Committee. He also serves on the Advisory board of LumaLabs, Howard University’s Technology Incubator and has also been invited to join Leadership Greater Washington’s Signature Program Class of 2017, an honor that has been bestowed upon less than 1,600 leaders in the region since the program's inception in 1986.
Nicholas is also involved in the non-profit world and serves as a board member within a number of organizations including: “Get on the Street," designed to assist minority students in obtaining internships and jobs in Finance, Consulting, and Marketing & Advertising; Teach em’ to Fish Community Development Corporation, a business incubator ministry in Prince Georges County, Maryland; The Equal Footing Foundation, a the non-profit arm of the Northern Virginia Technology Council; the African Continuum Theatre Company; and the Smithsonian National Museum of African American History & Culture’s Ambassadors Program.
Nicholas graduated from the University of Virginia with Honors and a Distinguished Major in Political & Social Thought.