Communications Instructor, Institute for Software Research
Nick Frollini is a member of the core faculty of Carnegie Mellon’s Master of Software Engineering programs where he directs communications and leadership education.
Prior to joining the MSE faculty in 2021, Nick spent more than 14 years as the Deputy Director of the Institute for Software Research where he was responsible for managing the full range of business operations within the department. He previously served as the Assistant Vice President for Technology Transfer at Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio, managing commercialization and licensing activities within that institution’s School of Engineering and its College of Arts and Sciences. At Case, he also served as Managing Director of Case Technology Ventures, a $5MM pre-seed stage venture capital fund, and held a faculty appointment at the Weatherhead School of Management. Before entering academia in 2001, Nick worked in private equity and investment banking, following a stint in the technology consulting industry.
His collective professional experiences have made him passionate about the value and power of communications, presentation, and negotiation skills — and he works to leverage that experience in the classroom through hands-on applications and experiential learning.
Nick holds an undergraduate degree in Industrial Management and Economics from Carnegie Mellon’s Tepper School of Business.
He is a proud dog dad, an active member of his community’s planning commission, and dabbles in film production. (His biggest claim to fame on that front is appearing in the thumbnail of one episode of a Netflix original series.)