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Dave Nickens

Director of Innovation

“To compete and win, we need to disrupt ourselves before we’re disrupted. Customers are changing, and we need to change with them.”

Dave leads the Ferguson Ventures Innovation Lab in downtown Atlanta, Georgia in the CODA building next to Georgia Tech. Collaborating with the best minds together from innovation and university ecosystems is essential to Dave bringing the best ideas to life. This effort helps the team rapidly prototype and partner with innovative thinkers inside and outside of our industry.

Previous to this role, Dave was the director of mobile and emerging technology for Ferguson’s B2C business. In this role, he delivered an award-winning immersive commerce app for home improvement using augmented reality. Before joining in 2016, Dave spent 16 years in Silicon Valley leading product, design and innovation teams at Cisco Systems, eBay, PayPal and Visa.