Peter Nicolas, owner, creative director and strategist

Passions

Married 22+ years with seven children

Entrepreneur

Gracie Jiu Jitsu Brown Belt

Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu 2011 IBJJF Champion

Competitive Ice Hockey

Classic Oil Painting

Peter grew up in NJ, across the street from a professional artist trained in classical painting techniques. At the early age of 08, Peter was experimenting with oil paints and charcoal and began to develop his God given gift. There was no doubt that he would forge a future in the arts, but he also had a strong interest in business as well. In order to save for college tuition, he started a landscaping business while in high school, appling creativity to market and build the business from the ground up. He eventually sold the company for a handsome profit and was off to study Advertising and Marketing in college.

Peter graduated from The College of New Jersey with a B.S. in Advertising Design and Marketing. He served several years heading the direct mail division of one of the nation’s premier department store chains. Next he served as Creative Director for a mid sized b-to-b firm before leaving to form his own agency located in Metuchen, central New Jersey.

Today, the botique agency's main office is in downtown Red Bank, NJ with a satellite office in the Tampa, Florida area and serves top tier international clients.

Peter currently resides in Rumson, New Jersey with his wife of 20 years, Anna and their seven children. His eldest child is a gifted artist studying at the prestigious Art Institute of Chicago. In addition to directing the agency, he is a managing partner in several successfull online businesses, including clearwaterbeach.com and stpetebeach.com.

Outside of the office, Peter's passions are family, fine art, the martial arts and ice hockey. He is an active student of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, competes in International Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu competitions (IBJJF), holds several gold metals including the IBJJF New York International Open. He is currently ranked as a Brown Belt trained directly by Rolles Gracie, the son of one of the Patriarchs of Brazilian Jiu-Jitsu, Rolls Gracie. When not on the mat, you can find him on the ice playing competitive ice hockey on USA hockey league teams and private hockey clubs.

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