Steven “Cash” Nickerson is Chairman & CEO of Nickerson Stoneleigh, Inc., a private investment firm he founded with its headquarters in Dallas, Texas. He was Chairman of North America of AKKA Technologies, SE, based in Brussels, Belgium prior to its sale to Adecco SA, based in Zurich, Switzerland. He was President, CFO, General Counsel, and the second largest shareholder of PDS Tech, Inc. prior to its sale to AKKA Technologies, SE. Previous roles include corporate attorney and marketing executive for Union Pacific Railroad, associate and then a partner at Am Law 200 law firm, Jenner & Block, and Chairman and CEO of a tech company. Mr. Nickerson, author of seven books, is an avid writer and speaker on negotiation, the workplace, jobs, and the economy. Mr. Nickerson is the founder and president of the David H. Nickerson Foundation, which supports prostate cancer research.
In addition to his leadership on the Board of Trustees, Mr. Nickerson serves on the Advisory Board of the School of Law and is a member of the International Council of the Whitney R. Harris World Law Institute. He is chair of both the Dallas-Fort Worth and Austin-San Antonio Regional Cabinets and chaired the North and Central Texas Regional Campaign for Leading Together: The Campaign for Washington University. Mr. Nickerson is the recipient of the Dallas-Fort Worth Regional Award (2009), the Global Philanthropy Award for the Harris Institute Crimes Against Humanity Initiative (2010), the School of Law Distinguished Alumni Award (2013), and the Founders Day Distinguished Alumni Award (2014). Mr. Nickerson earned his BA from Carleton College and his MBA and JD from Washington University in St. Louis, where he was an editor of the law review. He is currently a JSD candidate and an adjunct faculty member at WashULaw teaching Business Lawyering and Negotiation.
- Business Lawyering: Listening, Writing & Negotiation
- Negotiation as a Martial Art, (Made for Success, 2021)
- The Samurai Listener, (Post Hill Press, 2018)
- StagNation: Understanding the New Normal in Employment, (CNM Press 2016)
- Getting To Next: Lessons to Help Take Your Career to the Next Level, (CNM Press, 2015)
- BOOMERangs: Engaging the Aging Workforce in America, (Charles Pinot, 2014)
- A Texan in Tuscany (CNM Press, 2013)