Nick Pateras

Managing Director, Europe Materia

Nick is a results-oriented leader with demonstrated skills in crafting and executing business strategy. A classically-trained F500 CPG alumnus with complementary experience scaling start-ups, he currently serves as Managing Director, Europe at Materia, a medical cannabis and CBD manufacturer and distributor.

In adopting a customer first​ mentality, Nick has proven his ability to propel growth through uncovering unique insights, disciplined data analytics, award-winning marketing programs, and adroit P&L management. He thrives in taking leadership of complex business problems, particularly in empowering and harnessing the strengths of his direct team and cross-functional partners.

Born in London, England and subsequently raised in Athens, Greece, Nick pursued higher education at Queen's University in Canada. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce from the Queen's Smith School of Business as well as a dual degree Bachelor of Arts in Philosophy.

Stemming from his international background is Nick's love of travel and languages: highlights include an exploration of North Korea, as well as a humanitarian venture in one of Peru's most poverty-stricken regions. He is fluent in Greek as well as functional in French, which he continues to teach himself.