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Nicholas Fainlight

Nicholas Fainlight

Business Development Associate

JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital

Hartford County, CT

Nicholas Fainlight is a Finance graduate at the Queens University of Charlotte, working towards earning a Bachelor in Business Administration (BBA) Degree with a major in Finance in December 2017. He is an ambitious and hardworking young man who is always looking to gain hands-on experience in relevant sectors and sta...




Nicholas Fainlight is a young professional who's working on establishing his career and building up his work experience. After finishing his undergraduate degree, Nicholas spent time working and is now pursuing more education in the United Kingdom. He'll be working as well and hopes to gain even more knowledge and experience to benefit his career.

Junior Consultant

Pomerol Partners

Pomeral Partners is a data driven business consultancy, an expert in the delivery and implementation of agile data provisioning, data lineage and analysis solutions. They work with Telecommunications operators, tier 1 Banks, Utilities, and manufacturers for the provisioning, audit, blending and analysis of data.

Carrier Corporation

Pricing Analyst

-Analyzed and evaluated domestic and international sales opportunities using SAP and Microsoft Excel
-Recommended and authorized pricing based on project details, market conditions and established pricing guidelines

JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital

Business Development Associate

JB Fitzgerald Venture Capital strives to shatter the norm by building disruptive, market-transforming enterprises globally across a myriad of industries.
Working to find, explore & validate investment opportunities while handling daily operations of existing investment companies.
Expanding our network of funding & vetting every prospect to grow our company into a global force.

Charlotte Hornets

Premium and Membership Sales Intern

Generated 700+ leads for Inside Sales Account Executives by way of networking and identifying legitimate accounts previously listed in CRM system
Averaged 50 outbound marketing and sales calls daily
Created unique contests for sales representatives as a training tool
Coordinated interview schedule for candidates applying to the Sales Academy

Queens University of Charlotte

Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA), Finance

Nicholas Fainlight attended Queens University of Charlotte and earned his Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA). Nicholas's goals revolve around using his finance and business degrees to help businesses reach their goals and achieve financial stability. He believes finance is an integral part of business, so understanding the two is the key to success.

LPD New York

Operations Manager

Shipped retail clothing worldwide to customers and wholesalers
Managed stock taking and reorder levels actively
Handled deliveries and budgeting tasks, such as planning shipping costs for various styles
under the main brand
Prepared for pop-up shops and other events to display and sell new fashion lines

Tips for Avoiding Financial Scams

Financial scams are nothing new, but the digital revolution has brought about a startling increase in the sheer number of scams, as well as the variety of ways criminals can target people. In this day and age, it’s important to learn how to protect yourself and avoid becoming a statistic.

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How to Stay Healthy While in Grad School

When you’re in grad school, you probably aren’t thinking about too much outside of getting good grades, but taking care of yourself is just as important as studying. Here are some ways to stay healthy while getting your degree.

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Ways to Get More Active This Fall

Most people agree that fall is one of the most beautiful times of the year, but the changing of the leaves is just one of the many things to explore. It is also a great time to get active. No matter what type of person you are, there is still plenty to do when summer is over.

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How to Successfully Budget While in Grad School

Making the decision to attend graduate school is a great investment in your future. That being said, it’s important to not let it lead you into debt. There are lots of obvious expenses related to school, such as tuition, books and supplies, but you’ll need to factor in a lot more to create a sustainable living budget.

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5 Ways to Make the Most of Your Salary in Your First Full-time Job

For recent college grads, getting their first full-time job that’s salaried is a drastic difference from their experience with working part-time jobs and making it through school. Your first full-time job is the time to get serious about how you handle your money. Here are some tips for making the most of your first salaried job.

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More Ways to Stay Active When Working a Desk Job

Many employees working in a traditional office find themselves battling weight gain, back pain, and general physical and mental health concerns. I previously wrote about some ways you can stay fit while working a desk job, but here are a few more you can utilize in order to get moving.

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"Life is 10% what happens to you and 90% how you handle it."

Worrying About Debt? 5 Ways to Become Debt-Free

According to a recent study, Americans are leaving behind around $62,000 worth of debt. For most people, garnering some amount of debt is basically unavoidable, but you can keep it to a minimum and pay it off responsibly. No matter how far you are in debt, here are some tips you can take advantage of and start repairing your financial life.

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5 Reasons You Should Get a Side Hustle

No matter where you are in your professional journey or what your personal finances look like, there are plenty of reasons to start some kind of side hustle. If you’re young, it’s even more of a reason to find an additional source of income! If you have free time, use it to devote to generating additional income; your future self will thank you.

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6 Money Goals for Before You’re 30

A big part of graduating college and finding your first job is becoming financially independent. If you’ve completely relied on your parents up until this point and have never lived by yourself and been responsible for all of your living expenses, this change can be stressful and confusing.

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Saving Doesn't Have to Be Hard: 3 Tips to Get You Started

The value of saving money is pretty apparent to most people, but the actual process of doing so is a lot more difficult. As human beings we often do not actually want to save up the money we have worked so hard to get. While saving may be more difficult than spending, there are some tips on saving that can take away at least a little of the pain of doing so.

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How to Use Credit Cards the Smart Way

Credit cards are something we’re likely all familiar with. You’ve probably gone shopping to a larger store and had the salesperson ask if you want to open a credit card account specific to that store. It’s likely you always brush it off, knowing you don’t shop there that often or don’t want to deal with more debt.


6 Tips for Dealing with Life After College

No matter how ready you think you are, graduating from college and firmly entering the adult world can be jarring. You might be heading off to grad school, but even then, you’ll eventually be done with school and no longer in such a structured environment.

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5 Reasons You Need to Open an IRA...Immediately

Whether you open a traditional IRA or a Roth IRA, there are great benefits to either. It’s a personal decision on which type you’d want to open and depends on your personal financial situation, but saving for retirement is a must. If you’re young, it probably doesn’t seem like that pressing of a concern, but the sooner you start, the better.

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Advice for Working Out in the Winter

No matter how dedicated you are to your fitness, the winter can be a difficult time to stay in shape. Nighttime comes early and the weather is terrible, so it makes you not want to head outside. Maybe you’re used to exercising outside, but it’s much more challenging to do so during the winter, though it doesn’t mean you have to stop.

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8 Useful Fitness Products to Have at Home

More and more people are realizing the value of fitness and staying in shape. Engaging in regular activity has a positive impact on your health and can improve your quality of life. If you’re consistently active, you’re less likely to have health issues later in life. With these fitness products, you’ll be able to get in a workout while at home.

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7 Fantastic Fitness Blogs to Follow

No matter where you are in your fitness journey, whether you’re just trying to get in shape or have been working out for years, you can seriously benefit from fitness blogs. You can find new ideas for workouts or some guidance on something you don’t know much about. Here are some great fitness bloggers to take a look at.

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"Make your life a masterpiece; imagine no limitations on what you can be, have, or do."

5 Spring Activities to Get Moving

Now that spring is fast approaching, it’s the perfect opportunity to spend more time outside and get active! If you’ve been working out this winter. If your workout routine feels stale, it’s the perfect time to get outside and do some new activities. Here are some ways you, and your friends and family, can be active outside throughout the spring.

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4 Tips for Improving Your Credit Score

Once you graduate college and begin your life after school, you likely realize how important a credit score is for various decisions. You may have had to deal with issues relating to your credit score beforehand, but it’s certainly something you must pay attention to now.

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4 Tips for Handling Your Schedule as a Young Professional

You’re spending at least eight hours at your workplace and then have a limited amount of time for your other plans. It’s up to you to plan your own schedule. Having so many options on top of working full-time can feel a little overwhelming. Here are some tips on how to handle your young professional schedule and make sure you’re doing what you really want to do.

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How Getting Rid of Clutter Helps You Out Financially

One area decluttering benefits is helping you out financially, though this benefit might not be immediately apparent. Here are a few of the financial benefits you’ll get from decluttering your life.

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3 Tips for Getting the Best Possible Deal on Auto Insurance

One of the most surprising things about car insurance is how much control customers have over the pricing. If you put in the effort, you’ll be able to find more affordable options. Far too often, people feel stuck paying their current insurance and do not take the time to research other options.

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5 Reasons You Should Be Watching the World Cup

The great aspect of the World Cup is starting to watch halfway through doesn’t mean you’ll need to catch up; you can just check team standings before you begin watching. Even if you’re not a huge soccer fan, you’ll still find the games enjoyable and can pick a team to root for. Here are some of the top reasons to tune into the World Cup this year.

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7 Reasons Why You Should Consider a Career in Finance

It's important to choose a career path that leads to viable options and sets you up for success and that you enjoy. If you’re interested in pursuing a career in finance, here are some reasons you should seriously consider pursuing a career in finance and getting into the industry.

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"Too many of us are not living our dreams because we are living our fears." —Les Brown

5 Benefits of a Gym Membership

Many people believe that paying for a gym membership is a waste of money. They feel that they can get as good a workout at home, especially if they’ve purchased their own equipment. While some gyms are certainly overpriced, there are many that are easily affordable and offer a wide-range of benefits you won’t get from simply working out at home.

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3 Reasons to Save for Retirement as Soon as Possible

When you’re young, retirement can seem so far away that it isn’t worth worrying about at this point in your career and life. You know you have decades before you’ll retire and you would rather have that money now instead of putting it into a retirement account. The sooner you begin saving, the more financially stable you’ll be once retirement comes around.

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4 Tips to Prepare for Attending College in Another Country

Lots of people study abroad in other countries, but a lot fewer people actually attend college and receive their degree in a foreign country. For college students from the United States, whether you’re looking to gain an undergraduate degree or are researching grad schools, there are many great options outside of the country.

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"Always deliver more than expected." - Larry Page

How to Use Credit Cards the Smart Way

View a video from Nicholas Fainlight adapted from his recent blog on how to responsibly use credit cards.

6 Great Professional Sites for Networking

No matter where you are in your professional career, networking is a vital part of ensuring success. Whether you’re looking for a new job, new employees, or advice, networking is the way to meet new people. Building an online presence and creating a professional look can be incredibly beneficial to your professional career, especially if you’re just starting out in your field.

6 Tips for Preparing for the Job Hunt After Graduation

As you're ending your college career, you're sure to begin searching for a job, unless you've already secured one before graduating. No matter what industry you want to find a career in, you'll need to be prepared for your job hunt. Follow these tips to land the best job possible!

Foolproof Finance Plan for Recent College Graduates

A young adult's graduation from college marks a pivotal moment in their life; this is probably their first experience with true financial independence. Here are the tips recent graduates should follow to practice smart personal finance.

Diversifying Your Portfolio with Foreign Bonds

When it comes to diversifying your portfolio, many investors overlook the value of foreign bonds. Nicholas Fainlight takes a look at several reasons why if you're an investor, you should look overseas.

"Stop being afraid of what could go wrong and think of what could go right."

Charlotte Biz Journal Article

Nicholas Fainlight is the Premium and Membership Sales intern for the Charlotte Hornets basketball team where he employs his finance background to assist in sales efforts and the formation of valuable partnerships. He is a student at Queens University of Charlotte.

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Meet Nicholas Fainlight - Bio Video

Nicholas has been fascinated with finance trends from an early age and has a broad range of interests. He is particularly interested in fintech and anything with an element of uncertainty, such as futures futures trading, the alternative energy market, and the valuation of sports teams.