Nick Hartman – Managing Partner, Operations



Nick Hartman is the Managing Partner, Operations at Rockbridge Growth Equity, LLC.

 Nick works broadly across the Rockbridge Growth Equity portfolio of companies to help grow and build their businesses by connecting resources of the Rockbridge team, key stakeholders, third parties and the broader Rock Ventures and Quicken Loans Family of Companies. He will also help identify and execute new investments.  Overall, Nick brings more than 15 years of experience in business strategy, operations and digital investments.

Prior to joining Rockbridge, he was an Operating Executive at Apax Partners in New York where he focused on improving performance of the firm’s portfolio companies and executing diligence on potential investments as well as helping build the operating group to a team of 13 professionals.

While at Apax Partners, Nick helped execute several investments, including: SouFun, Trader Corporation, Dealer.com, Auto Trader Group, Zhaopin, Answers Corporation, Zap, RFS, Idealista, Duck Creek, and BD Respiratory Solutions. He also served as a Board Director for Auto Trader Group (LSE: AUTO) and RFS Holdings. 

Previously, Nick held senior positions at Orbitz Worldwide Inc. in Chicago, where he was responsible for the P&L performance of the Car Rental, Cruise, Attractions and Insurance business lines.

He was also a consultant with Accenture Ltd., in Chicago, where his key clients included Best Buy Corp., Sears, Roebuck and Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Sprint, and SBC Communications.

Nick earned an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University and a Bachelor of Science from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University.