Nick Yaegar is the VP of POLITICO Focus, POLITICO’s award-winning ideas incubator and brand studio. He leads both Focus’s Content Studio team and Innovation Lab, which supports and delivers breakthrough native advertising, custom content and new business-driven products.
Yaeger first joined POLITICO in 2015 as a founding team member and Managing Director of POLITICO Focus, leading the team’s strategy and business development. Prior to joining POLITICO, Yaeger founded and led multiple businesses, most notably Nashville-based technology start-up Checkd.in where he served as CEO. During his tenure, Checkd.in was named Nashville’s Technology Start Up of the Year (2014, Nashville Chamber of Commerce) and a winner of Steve Case’s Rise of the Rest competition (2014). He previously served as Publisher for the Washington Flyer and started his career as an aide to Rep. Bill Shuster (R-PA).
Originally from the Boston area, he is a graduate of Bucknell University.