Android Cofounder | MBA Faculty | Author of 7 Career Drivers
Nick Sears is a mobile Internet and smartphone pioneer. In 2005, he co-founded Android Inc., which was acquired by Google. During his eight years at Google, Nick helped launch and grow Android into the largest smartphone operating system in the world. Today, Android leads the global smartphone market with over 80% market share and 2+ billion users.
Prior to Android, Nick was a Vice President at T-Mobile USA, where he led product management and marketing teams through the convergence of mobile phones, personal computers and the Internet. During his tenure, T-Mobile led the US mobile Internet market and garnered numerous industry and product awards. The T-Mobile Sidekick and the first Blackberry Phone are considered by many to be the genesis of the modern smartphone.
Nick began his professional career as a CPA and Consultant for Ernst & Young (EY). Two years later, he joined AT&T Wireless as a Financial Analyst, where he transitioned into marketing as a Pricing Analyst and Product Manager. Nick received bachelor’s and master’s degrees in business administration from Pacific Lutheran University, where he later taught Management, Leadership and Organizational Development classes for the MBA Program. Prior to graduating from Pacific Lutheran University, Nick served three years in the U.S. Army providing administrative support in the 10th Special Forces Group (Airborne).