Short bio:


Named a “40 Under 40” by the Houston Business Journal, Nick Wolny is a business and marketing strategist for entrepreneurs. He’s done over 60 live TV appearances on marketing and consumer technology for NBC, CBS and FOX, and contributes regularly to Fast Company, Entrepreneur magazine, and NextAdvisor on online business, media, and the LGBTQ economy. He currently lives in Los Angeles.



Long bio:


Named a “40 Under 40” by the Houston Business Journal, Nick Wolny is the senior editor of financial independence for NextAdvisor in partnership with TIME magazine. Described by LeadPages as “a creative thinker whose marketing strategy converts big”, he contributes regularly to Entrepreneur, Fast Company, and Insider, and has done over 60 live TV interviews on consumer technology with NBC, FOX, and CBS. Nick has also been featured with Reader’s Digest, Mens’ Health, VICE, Greatist, GrowthLab, and the Houston Chronicle.


Nick is the founder and owner of Hefty Media Group, a content marketing consultancy that was named a top LGBTQ-owned business by the Houston Business Journal in 2019, 2020, and 2021. The company’s flagship offer is Camp Wordsmith®, a glamping-inspired online business training membership for small business owners, experts, and online entrepreneurs. Hefty Media Group is a certified diversity supplier with the National Gay & Lesbian Chamber of Commerce. 


Nick has served on Mayor Sylvester Turner’s LGBTQ Advisory Board for the city of Houston, and has been featured in LGBTQ multimedia content with USA Today. Prior to his career in marketing, Nick was a classically trained French Hornist; he holds a master’s degree in music performance from Rice University.

Contributed article and commentary

Nick Wolny contributes regularly to top business and marketing publications. His writing blends clear, tactical how-tos with stories and anecdotes from his background as a classically trained musician and current experiences as an entrepreneur and business owner.


A sample portfolio of past articles is below. To request commentary from Nick in your next article or column, send requests to nick [at] nickwolny [dot] com.

Entrepreneur Magazine


Nick Wolny has given over 60 live broadcast television interviews in top 10 DMA markets, commenting on consumer technology, cybersecurity, user privacy, and the influence online content consumption has on our day-to-day lives.


He uses a high-resolution DSLR setup to achieve a pro-quality shot for Zoom calls, ensuring your satellite interview with him will have high video and audio quality.


A portfolio of past live appearances is below. To book Nick for commentary on your next video segment, please email nick [at] nickwolny [dot] com.


Nick Wolny has provided commentary on business, behavior, writing, and the LGBTQ economy for various industry podcasts. His interview approach blends charismatic storytelling with clear how-tos, tips and takeaways for listeners.


A portfolio of past features and interviews is below. To request an interview or sound bite from Nick for your next audio project, send requests to nick [at] nickwolny [dot] com.

Healthy, Wealthy, and Smart Podcast

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