Nik Marchetti, Product Manager
Name: Dr Nicholas Marchetti
Job Title: Product Manager
I’m Nik and I have been the Product Manager at Lhasa Limited since July 2012. I completed my degree in Genetics from the University of Manchester in 1999, and then went on to study Reproductive Development for my PhD, which I completed in 2003.
Having taken the decision that a life of three-year research contracts in the lab wasn’t for me, I moved into the world of research funding, working for a small company on contracts with Defra, the Food Standards Agency and the European Commission (EC) to increase business participation in Scientific Research. Having spent three years combining this with my role as National Contact Point for the EC’s Framework Programme for Scientific Research, I moved to the Regional Development Agency, Yorkshire Forward, where I was responsible for the development of a £14 million network of ‘Centres of Industrial Collaboration’ embedded in the region’s Universities.
With the centre’s successfully transition to self-funded status, I once again moved into a small company working on a European Commission project, this time encouraging innovation and technology transfer between companies in Europe.
From there I moved to a non-profit company charged with improving collaboration between companies utilising the science of formulation across the chemical industries. This naturally led to a great deal of interaction with pharmaceutical companies, and an understanding of their needs.
I joined Lhasa Limited in 2012, and am responsible for the strategy and future direction of our software products. My role involves working closely with various people including the Director of Science and Chief Technology Officer. I enjoy interacting with members and understanding their needs, and then working with our Business Analysts to ensure we can meet those needs. We then work very closely with our Software Development and Testing teams to bring ideas to reality.
When I’m not at work, I enjoy fell walking, particularly in the Lake District, and on occasion have been known to combine this with a spot of wild camping. I also love spending time with my wife and two kids, and on rare occasions, landscape photography.