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Employee Spotlight: Nicholas Oakes

By: Kaylie Gyarmathy on October 11, 2019

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Nicholas Oakes is a Financial Analyst and has been with vXchnge since May of 2019 joining right after he graduated from the University of Tampa with a degree in Finance. Nicholas works out of our headquartered office in Tampa, Florida. As a Financial Analyst, Nicholas focuses on the financial planning and analysis (FP&A). His responsibilities can be broken down to reporting on historical financial performance used to improve decision making, creating financial models used for forecasting different scenarios, and budgeting for the organization. Nicholas enjoys corporate financial theory and financial modeling and applying what he has learned to help vXchnge grow. When Nicholas is not working, he enjoys spending time with his fiancé and two dogs.

Why do you enjoy working at vXchnge?

I enII enjoy working at vXchnge because of the high level of responsibility and independence and strong leadership. In the FP&A department of Finance, we are always evaluating very interesting and creative opportunities which require financial modeling solution on my end. Most importantly, I enjoy learning from my boss, Robert and our CFO George everyday, as they are both very experienced both in the data center industry and in Finance more broad. 

I enjoy working at Vxchnge because the people are outstanding and we all get along great. I am a hard worker and I was brought up in the ways of working hard gets me rewards.


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love that almost all of my days are never the same at vXchnge, and I get the opportunity to work with fantastic people every single day as well (Customers and coworkers). I not only get the chance to learn something new each day about our industry, but I learn a lot about my customers’ industries as welDo you have a favorite mdWhat wouldIf you could witness any histoical eventWhat's a random fact about yourself that you would like to share?Any CrossFit event.  Local events/Wodapalooza, I cheer on my friends from CrossFit KOP; Larger scale events – Cody Mooney, Nick Urankar, Cassidy Lance-Mcwherter

A fun fact is that I have a dog family! I have two dogs, Charlie and Millie. Charlie is Millie’s father. What’s more than that is my fiancé’s family has Charlie’s wife named Coco and another one of their kids named Otis. My mom has another one of their puppies named Maple, and there are two more puppies that are with my fiancé’s aunt and uncle named Deke and Rue. That might be a little confusing, but the important thing is that we have dog family get-togethers on the puppies’ birthday and they all get to play with each other.


What is your favorite sport to watch and what team do you root for?

My favorite sport to watch is football, followed closely by soccer. I was raised in New Hampshire which makes me a lifelong Patriots fan. Go Pats! My favorite soccer team is FC Barcelona in Spain making Spain on the top of my must-visit list. It is on my bucket list to travel Spain, eat all of their food, see all of their art and most importantly watch an El Clasico game between FC Barcelona and Real Madrid in the Camp Nou.


What would be your dream job if money was no object?

In another life I think I could have become a great chef. I love cooking, eating, and learning new techniques. I consider cooking a hobby of mine now, and I always enjoy going to the market and picking out ingredients to make a really good dinner. If money was no object, I could see myself opening a Spanish and French inspired restaurant.

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