Nick Kokonas is CEO of Tock as well as co-founder and co-owner of the Alinea Group, which includes Alinea, Next Restaurant and The Aviary.Nick spent a decade as a founding partner in a proprietary derivatives trading firm specializing in equity, currency, and yield-curve options and futures. Pricing and market discovery is in his DNA. He began investing in internet start-ups in 1996. Nick Co-Owns the Alinea Group which he co-founded in 2004. 5 Restaurants, 350+ employees, 4 Michelin Stars. 12 James Beard Awards. 2 Award winning books. Awards: Alinea: 5 times named Best Restaurant in the US. Next: Best New Restaurant in the US 2012. The Aviary: Best Bar in the US. And lots more.Contact a speaker booking agent to check availability on Nick Kokonas and other top speakers and celebrities.