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Niko Canner

Advisor Greater New York City Area, US

Founder, Incandescent. Previously Management Committee, Bridgewater Associates. Harvard grad.

Founder, Incandescent. Previously Management Committee, Bridgewater Associates. Harvard grad.

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Mitchell Madison Group


Tau Investment Management


Founder Incandescent March 2013 - present
Management Committee Bridgewater Associates December 2011 - March 2013
Senior Vice President Strategy&, part of the PwC network July 2009 - December 2011
Managing Partner Katzenbach Partners LLC December 1998 - July 2009
Manager and Co-Founder Organizational Performance Practice Mitchell Madison Group January 1997 - October 1998
Associate, Founding Member, McKinsey Change Center McKinsey & Company July 1995 - December 1996


Oxford University Philosophy 1994 - 1995
Harvard University Economics 1990 - 1994

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Financial Services
  • • Social Impact
  • • Education
  • • Advertising
  • • Productivity Tools
  • • Mobile
  • • Payments
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Media
  • • Robotics
  • • Data & Analytics
  • • Higher Education
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Youth Leadership
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • Content

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Mark Turrell
We worked together  •  Research Fellow, THNK. The Amsterdam School of Creative Leadership. and International Mentor, Startup Wise Guys.
Niko has a huge amount of experience in strategy, great empathy with the people he works with, and has an amazing connected mind to work on ... problems.
Usama Malik
We worked together  •  Founder InnoAction Advisory Services. Managing Director @ 4iNNO. Chief Innovation Officer @ Pfizer. Principal @ Booz & Co. Sr Mgr @ KPMG.
Niko is an executive advisor par excellence. He is a deep and critical thinker, and he excels at understanding the human dimension of insti ... tutions, organizations, and startups. He is a master of designing and building human operating systems. Niko has crafted strategy for some of the world's largest and most complex organizations, while helping them manage through the complexity of execution and change. And he has mentored dozens of CEO's, executives, emerging leaders, and startups over the years.
Corey Harris
We worked together  •  Entrepreneur and independent consultant with retail experience in Marketing, International, and eCommerce Stanford GSB grad.
Niko is an exceptional strategic thinker and encourages a collaborative ideation process. This collaborative style to coaching, his vast ex ... pertise across many fields, and his ability to help you make the right connections make him a great advisor.

Auren Hoffman
Fmr CEO, LiveRamp (sold for $310 million). Fmr Board: BrightRoll.
Auren is a thoughtful serial entrepreneur, wise through a combination of experience and reflection, who has thought systematically about wha ... t it takes to build companies with the specific culture, capabilities and product edge required to lead in their markets. A superb resource as an advisor.

Susie Banikarim
Previously Nieman Fellow, Harvard University. Previously Editorial Producer, Katie.
Susie is deeply knowledgeable about the media and journalism spaces, and a rare person who brings together insight about content and about b ... usiness.

Tran Tieu
They're my friends  •  Director, Omni-Channel Strategy & Innovation, Brighton Collectibles. University of California, Irvine grad.
Tran has systematically mastered the art of e-commerce merchandising and from that foundation built a much broader expertise in how to drive ... the top-line in digital businesses. She's a formidable professional and for all she's accomplished in recent roles is only at the beginning of what she can achieve.

Erik Halvorsen
They're my advisor  •  Sr. Director, Technology Transfer & Industry Collaborations, Tufts University. Former Executive director, Boston Children’s Hospital TIDO
Erik has deep insight into the healthcare space, combined with the pattern recognition and wisdom that have come from seeing many, many vent ... ures in the context of work at Boston Children's (forming, nurturing, spinning out, evaluating deals, etc.). He's got great judgment and a practical perspective on what the rate limiting factors for any given kind of business will be.

Keely Stevenson
CEO & Co-Founder, Weal Life. World Economic Forum, Young Global Leader. Formerly: Bamboo Finance
Keely is a great collaborator, someone who can orchestrate a wide range of passionate people behind her vision. It has been a pleasure to ... help her launch Weal Life -- she has the commitment, the reach into the world and the drive to build something great.