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Nikola operates at the intersection of business and technology. We provide our clients with business consultation and technological solutions ranging from scalable Javascript-based web applications to Salesforce administration through our partners. Our belief is that there is no “silver bullet” insofar as to what our client’s needs may be, and so every new project begins with our business assessment.

Our “business-first” philosophy ensures that all technical decisions are dictated by the specific needs of your growing company.

Nikola’s team is comprised of individuals with a wide breadth of business and technical experience which we leverage fully in order to deliver the best in current web-based technologies and innovative business solutions. We’re passionate about providing our clients with the tools they need to succeed and grow.

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    Positive Energy

    There’s always going to be challenges and problems, that’s life, it’s how we deal with them that matters.

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    If we have great relationships with everyone we deal with, then and only then will we get the results we care about.

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    Communication and Transparency

    Open door policy between employees and management. We encourage communication and transparency across teams and individuals, and make it part of our daily workflow.

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    Sonder and Mutual Respect

    It is not what you say, it is how the client feels. Nikola members are encouraged to always implore empathy, treat everyone with mutual respect, and to sonder.

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    In order to make good decisions, we not only need good information, we need clear thinking and we need to use the whole group's knowledge, which comes from candid discussion.

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    Continuous Learning

    We live in a fast paced rapidly changing world, and we are constantly right in the middle of that change. Our success will come from our ability to learn and implement what we learn.

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    Quality Results - It's All About Deliverables

    It’s All About Deliverables - Focus on results, not time. Don't be busy, be productive. Take pride in your work.

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    Under Promise and Over Deliver

    We’re going to use our processes to track and evolve making realistic goals and timelines. We’re going to meet deadlines and utilize any unused buffer time to go above and beyond the current sprint to wow our clients.

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    Nikola fosters a culture of invention and innovation. We create products, services and experiences for our clients today while solving problems for next generation technologies. We are constantly assessing new opportunities, technologies, and processes in the ever evolving fast paced world we live in.

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    When a team develops a culture based on working together, humility, hard work, excellence and learning, its members become able to translate both their victories and their failures into inputs for continuous improvement.

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    To be a team that truly learns faster than anyone else, we must all be questioning everything.

  • Happy Staff = Better Performance

    You will never remove all the stress from someone’s job, but sometimes a little stress isn’t such a bad thing if your staff are happy with their job and know they are valued and have support. Our view is that the staff don’t just work for the company, they work for themselves too.

  • Clients Buy into Culture

    Culture can be key with winning and keeping clients, one of the most important elements of any business. This is why we often bring a designer or engineer that will be working at the coalface of the project along to the pitch. We give our staff space to let their expertise and enthusiasm shine.

  • Attracting the Right Staff

    At Nikola we focus on recruiting raw talent with good culture fit. We invest in new hires who may lack polish, and we expect them to thrive in the environment of growth and learning that we foster.

  • Evolution

    As the business scales up rapidly there will be growing pains with it and we will need to adapt. It’s important that the culture changes in the right way and we stay true to our roots and don’t lose sight of why we started this adventure.

  • Education

    We value education and are all lifelong learners; we use code reviews, lightning talks, community engagement, and many other processess to ensure our team is evolving at a fast pace.

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Joe Kramer
Chief Executive Officer
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James Tsikerdanos
Chief Revenue Officer
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Treavor Eaton
Chief Marketing Officer
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Nick Bevelock
Chief Operating Officer
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Nick Navarra
Director of Education
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Jason Lee
Lead Software Engineer
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Carly Johnson
UX Designer
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Michael Hrizuk
Cloud Systems Engineer
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Spencer Mitchell
Software Engineer
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Max Tessenholtz
QA Engineer
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Tyler David
Marketing Strategist

Nikola Advanced Research Laboratories strives to innovate the way this generation leverages all of our modern knowledge, tools and other advantages in order to construct a work life balance configuration which yields high quality work while being able to give our employees the freedom to live their lives and pursue their goals.

Building innovative custom technological solutions that empower our clients to better meet their diverse business needs

Business Development
  • Business Analysis & Strategy
  • Social Media Strategy
  • Marketing Strategy
  • SEO
  • Analytics and Information Management
  • Upgrade / Replace Older Technologies
  • Establish Workflow
  • Automate Processes

  • Application Architecture & Development
  • Website Development, Hosting, & Maintenance
  • New Feature Requests to Existing Websites / Software

  • Software and Website Design
  • UX / UI
  • Wireframes
  • Mockups
  • Branding
  • Photography
  • Print Media