Nick Nickitas

Nick Nickitas

  • Visiting Lecturer

Faculty Expertise

  • Entrepreneurship and Innovation


Samuel Curtis Johnson Graduate School of Management

Cornell Directory Entry


Nick Nickitas is the founder of Rosie, the most trusted, locally focused ecommerce company. Rosie partners with leading local grocers and their wholesalers to provide customers with same-day delivery or in-store pickup options, helping shoppers discover products from their favorite local stores.

In September 2022, Rosie was acquired by Instacart. Nickitas now leads Instacart's business strategy and technology development for local independent grocers, as the company continues to build best-in-class ecommerce and fulfillment solutions for this critical segment of the grocery industry.

Nikitas is currently a visiting lecturer at Cornell and an adjunct lecturer at Lehigh University, teaching entrepreneurship and strategy to graduate and undergraduate students.

Recent Courses

  • AEM 3249 - Entrepreneurial Marketing and Strategy
  • NBA 5380 - The Business Idea Factory

Academic Degrees

  • MBA Cornell University, 2014
  • BA Lehigh University, 2007