Team Member Profile
Nick Marentic is the Director of Technology at Carlson Capital Management. In his role, Nick leads the Technology Team—responsible for smooth technology operations and eﬀective support of existing systems in an eﬀort to ensure an excellent client and colleague experience. In addition, Nick is responsible for cybersecurity solutions, prioritization and implementation of product enhancements, and technology compliance programs.
An accomplished IT leader with a great depth of experience in aligning technology with business objectives, Nick has held a number of technology roles around the Twin Cities, including Director of IT and PMO, Senior Manager of IT Infrastructure and Security, and IT Operations Manager. With an energetic, can-do spirit, Nick is accomplished in the management of technology integrations, supporting colleagues in enhancing their personal and professional development, and guiding service-oriented teams.
Nick holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Minnesota and—a true champion of cybersecurity best practices—is currently earning his Master of Science in Cybersecurity from Saint Mary’s University of Minnesota.
When he is not leading all things technology, Nick enjoys multiple outdoor activities such as biking and hiking and volunteering in support of various animal causes. He is also an avid Minnesota sports fan, which means he’s in a perpetual state of frustration mixed with false hope. He currently resides in Bloomington with his wife and two dogs rescued from Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.
I have always tried to live a life of respect for others and humility. I also strongly believe in tolerance and kindness to all living things. I am a “glass half full” optimist, tempered with a dose of realistic honesty. I consider myself a lifelong learner and enjoy the journey of discovery, whether it’s science or history or the arts.
I spent a fair number of years moving around the West Coast until making my way back to Minnesota. Through this experience, I learned the importance of self-reliance. The foundation of self-reliance is inextricably linked to financial freedom. Without a doubt, CCM is a place I can both learn more about financial freedom and teach how technology advancements can help others in their journeys to financial freedom.