Nick Houshower


Nick is dedicated to Equilibrium’s Controlled Environment Foods strategy. He joined Equilibrium after completing his MBA at Northwestern University, where his efforts focused on controlled environment agriculture, renewable energy, and the utility space. Prior to that, Nick’s career was in Asia, where he established Thomson Reuters Government in Beijing and worked extensively on Chinese and Mongolian municipal finances and land reform policy. This work included managing the development and rollout of a digital land titling system for Mongolia (under the aegis of the U.S. Millennium Challenge Corporation). 


Earlier in his career, Nick managed the China program for the Lincoln Institute of Land Policy (an independent urban development think tank), where he advised the Chinese government on property taxation, sustainable cities, and agricultural land reform. Nick also served as interpreter for a Sino-British documentary on Beijing’s Forbidden City. In addition to his degree from Northwestern, Nick holds an M.A. in International Affairs and a bachelor’s degree from American University in Washington, D.C. He also speaks and reads fluent Mandarin Chinese.