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Michael Niemann is the Founder and CEO of NNC. He is well respected for his ability to forge corporate strategies, key management, top-level sales, and lead robust R&D to launch products, projects, and enterprises. He has the unique skill sets of engineering, manufacturing, construction, and marketing to bring practical, economical solutions for today’s homebuyers. Niemann was honored by Builder Magazine (November 2017) as one of the HIVE 50: “The Best Ideas & Innovators in Housing”

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Mathias DeKouassi is NNC's Ivorian Joint Venture Partner. He holds a Ph.D. in Environmental Sciences (Ecology and Applied Microbiology) and a Master's degree in Environmental Sciences from the University of Quebec in Montreal (UQAM); an MBA in Bio-Industries and High Technology Management from the School of Management Sciences ESG-UQAM, and a Master's degree in Earth Sciences from the University of Abidjan, Côte d'Ivoire.


Ann Niemann, MBA, Advisor, has extensive international business, sales and marketing experience in Russia, China, Ireland and Africa. With 30 years of nonprofit and for-profit corporate experience, Ann Niemann has demonstrated analytical and problem-solving skills, exceptional follow-through, and a comprehensive grounding in management across several industries including homebuilding and building systems. 

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Jerry Washburn, CPA, Finance and Compliance Officer, is a seasoned strategic C-Suite executive with over 35 years of operating-finance-information technology experience in a variety of senior level roles (CFO, COO, CEO, Advisory and Fiduciary Boards) across multiple industry sectors spending most of his career actively participating in and leading early-stage and emerging market companies through rapid scale and transition.


Abdoulaye Sambou, MBA, NNC Laison Officer to Senegal, is a results-driven senior business professional with more than 15 years' experience in finance and operations management. His skills streamline businesses to drive growth and increase efficiencies. Originally from Senegal, Sambou demonstrates an extensive knowledge in international development, managing projects of different scales.

Tom Gardo, Advisor – Public Relations, has worked as a senior executive and consultant in marketing communications and public relations for more than 40 years. He has promoted several nationally televised golf and tennis tournaments and recently two HGTV Dream Homes. Recipient of numerous awards including a Silver Anvil from the Public Relations Society of America, considered the PR industry’s “Oscar”.

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