Nick Hnatiw

Focus Areas

  • Emerging Technologies
  • Software Development
  • AI and ML
  • Big Data Systems


  • BS in Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Massachusetts
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Nick started with Cuesta to support large scale difficult technical challenges organization face in the ever-changing technology landscape. At Cuesta, he is responsible for analyzing business processes and finding transformational technical solutions to both improve process efficiency and transform how an organization manages their most valuable resources.

Nick has more than 15 years of experience creating technologies spanning network security to artificial intelligence and robotics. Prior to working at Cuesta, he served as the majority owner and Chief Executive Officer (CEO) of the network security firm, he founded. As CEO, Nick was responsible for the company’s performance and meeting customer expectations. In order to ensure the company’s success, he worked across the organization to create repeatable processes, maintain budgets, and drive the technical direction in order to provide the best service to the customers.

Nick joined Cuesta because he is passionate about learning about process pain points and finding creative technical solutions that satisfy client needs and increase productivity. Cuesta’s position when working with clients is take a top and bottom approach to ensure that solutions are meeting the needs of frontline employees, but also inline with business objectives. Nick enjoys interacting with clients and the various levels of an organization to help achieve these goals.

Nick lives in Chicago with his wife and daughter. When Nick is not running from toddler appointments, he tries to stay active with the triathlons, read a book or two, and tinker on his computer.