Mr. Nick Marano, Senior Consultant, specializes in both executive search and management consulting. An accomplished leader, Mr. Marano has over 35 years of government and private sector experience and brings a passion for excellence into everything he does. He has spent his life building and leading teams in organizations from under 50 people to more than 6,000. His secret to success has been to find and identify the right person for the right job and then provide the appropriate level of coaching, responsibility and mentorship to ensure a successful outcome.
Mr. Marano served as the City/County Manager for the Consolidated Municipality of Carson City, Nevada’s Capital City and only Consolidated Municipality. He was responsible for the operations and administration of the departments of a full-service city and county, including Health and Human Services, Alternative Sentencing and the Public Guardian. Mr. Marano hired 7 of the 11 Department Directors and led Carson City during a significant period of austerity and growth. His priorities were detailed fiscal planning, public transparency and lean management. He supervised the annual execution of the City’s $127 million budget and its 670 employees, led the redevelopment of its Downtown and secured TIGER Grant funding for important infrastructure improvements. In 2015, USA Today named Carson City as America’s Most Travel-Worthy State Capital.
In the private sector, Mr. Marano was the Market President of a publicly-traded, Chicago-based startup. He built a manufacturing and retail business with over 55 employees and in excess of $20 million in annual sales. The retail business was recognized two years in a row as the top business in the Nevada Appeal’s annual poll of readers.
A retired Marine Colonel, Mr. Marano had a prominent military career, commanding both an infantry battalion in combat operations in Iraq and Camp Pendleton, the Corps’ largest base. Mr. Marano has a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance from St. Joseph’s University.