As Chief Product Officer, Nick Coppolo oversees Spire Digital’s delivery team of product owners, project managers, engineers, and designers. Additionally, Nick manages Spire’s suite of service products, engages with clients as a consultant, and personally leads a handful of projects per year. Under his direction, Spire’s product teams work with entrepreneurs and product owners to design, build, and ship products by employing Lean principles focused efficiency, iteration and validated learning.
Coppolo is a master at distilling complex business problems down to simple, elegant solutions. He excels at “getting from here to there” by identifying assumptions and opportunities, then molding cross-functional groups into product delivery “SWAT” teams.
During his years as a product owner and designer, Nick has created solutions for a diverse array of clients and verticals: from Fortune 500 companies to start-ups, enterprise application development to digital marketing. He has led projects at Spire for a wide range of key clients including Pitney Bowes, USDA, Swisslog, and Trimble.
Holding degrees in Music from The Juilliard School and Indiana University, Nick leverages his extensive background in the Arts and Humanities to provide fresh, thoughtful approaches to our clients’ unique challenges.
Away from Spire, Coppolo regularly appears as a speaker/evangelist on topics of innovation, efficiency, Lean methodologies, and Agile thinking for companies and associations including the Colorado Technology Association, Denver Startup Week, Galvanize, and as a guest lecturer to DU’s School of Engineering and Computer Science.
In his spare time, Nick can be found refreshing himself by climbing up or skiing down very tall objects.