Chief Operating Officer
Brett Nicholson is currently owner and Operations Manager for Norcen Distributors, a building supply company in the Winnipeg area with 10+ million dollars in annual sales. He has had this position since Norcen opened in 1999. As he moves on from this endeavor, he is particularly excited about his future with Connect Social, of which he is a founding partner and owner. He sees Connect as a unique and innovative platform, which he feels he can help succeed with the aid of his extensive business experience. Brett was also a home builder for 8 years, building over 30 custom homes in that time. He takes pride in having been a professional firefighter for 29 years, rising to the rank of Captain before retiring in 2010. Brett is very proud of the 3 children he has raised, mostly as a single dad. They have all gone on to find successful careers of their own. Hockey is a passion for him, and he is still an active player, as well as a die-hard fan of the Winnipeg Jets of the National Hockey League. Brett tries to find time to support charities, with the Bruce Oake Recovery Centre in Winnipeg being his most beloved cause. When he has time, he loves to sit down and read a good book. His love of reading was instilled in him by his late father. Traveling is a must for him, as there are many places in the world he would like to see, those with historical significance to him being at the top of the list.