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Nick Marino

TangoTab

The baristas at a local coffee shops call him Mr. Tango, but that's because he is always talking about TangoTab and what the company is up to. Nick is a social entrepreneur, philanthropist, and a lover of life. 

People say he is contagiously infected with enthusiasm and passion, because of all of the energy he is. At the end of the day Nick makes it a point to keep his faith first in everything he does.

Nick was born and raised in Dallas, TX by his parents who are from New York City. Specifically, his mom is from Brooklyn and his dad is from Manhattan. The mix of parents from the northeast and growing up in the south, made for an exciting and interesting childhood. Throughout life, Nick wasn't raised with a silver spoon in his mouth, it was more so a wooden one... but as Nick says, "He was fed well." There were hard times and there were great times, but at the end of the day, his parents instilled in him love, kindness and generosity. 

Named as a Top Texan Under 30 in 2016, Nick Marino Jr. is focused on making an everlasting impact in his community through the work that he does. Nick is the Director of Social Change at TangoTab, a company that is working to end hunger in America. TangoTab is a free mobile app that works with over 90,000 restaurants across the country. Every time and individual uses the TangoTab app, they ear reward points and TangoTab feeds a person in need in their city. To date, TangoTab has fed over 1.7 million people in need. In 2017 TangoTab is launching in Canada and will be starting their non-profit arm, TangoCharities, which Nick will take on the role of Executive Director.

On top of his work at TangoTab, Nick is the Chief Visionary Officer and founder of MISSIOND. With a focus of getting people to, LIVE WITH PURPOSE. MISSIOND is a platform that highlights individuals making a difference across the streets, states and seas. This also includes the creation of ‘Live With Purpose’ bracelets, which spark people to perform a random act of kindness every day. 2017 will mark the year that Nick launches his LVWPRPS clothing line through MISSIOND.

In 2010 Nick started the blog, The Revolving Mind. After leaving a career in corporate world, Nick transformed his blog into a business by creating Revolving Mind Media. In 2016 Nick and now business partner, Aaron Zack have turned Revolving Mind Media into a marketing powerhouse that works with professional athletes, local startups and national accounts to expand their brand through advertising and marketing.

Founder, Andre Angel brought Nick onto the team of Curis Functional Health in fall of 2016, a holistic healthcare concept that will be launching over a dozen locations within the next year throughout North Texas.

Random Facts About Nick

  • Named 2012’s 30 Under 30 Future Business Leaders of Dallas

  • MISSIOND named as one of the most conscious brands by Conscious Magazine in 2012

  • Winner of the 2013 Dallas Digital Summit Showcase Startup with TangoTab

  • 2014 University of North Texas Alumni Community Service Award

  • 2015 Acquisition International Business Excellence Awards: “Best TX Mobile App”

  • Guinness World Record Holder for hosting the event for Most People Making Sandwiches Simultaneously

  • 2015-16 class of the Mayor’s Star Council in Dallas

  • Led the effort through TangoTab to break the Guinness World Record of Most People Making Sandwiches Simultaneously. This effort brought together 20

  • Has spoken around the country from Los Angeles to Chicago to Miami, which includes the Global Engagement Summit, Brand Innovation Summit, Mobile Innovation Summit and more.

  • 2016 Top Texans Under 30

  • Nick is writing his first book titled, Living With Purpose which will be released in 2017
    Currently Nick serves on the board for POWERHANDZ and the Trinity Environmental Academy. He has also served as a Big in the Big Brothers Big Sisters foundation for over 2 years, and is an active volunteer with The SoupMobile, Union Coffee and Bonton Farms.
     
    Most important to Nick are his faith, family and friends. Nick loves paddle boarding, snowboarding, a cold Shiner, traveling, the Yankees, Raiders and Spurs.   

    It's a crazy life and Nick loves every second of it. He loves spending time with his family and friends, he loves sports (especially baseball which he also played in college), the taste of an ice-cold Shiner, and any adventure that will give him an adrenaline rush (mainly outdoors).

    His 3 favorite quotes...
    Business Life: Don’t just think outside of the box; think as if there is no box at all.
    Personal Life: Be better than yesterday.
    Life in General: LIVE WITH PURPOSE


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