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Nick Gerner

Entrepreneur & Software Engineer
Washington, DC

Experienced Software & Machine Learning Engineer with a demonstrated history of working in the venture technology industry. Skilled in application & API development, cloud technologies, machine learning, and AI. Strong entrepreneurial & engineering professional with a Master's Degree focused in Computer Science from The Johns Hopkins University.

Work Experience

Principal Software Engineer

Apr 2016 - Current

Head of Engineering at, an AI Healthcare startup based in Washington, D.C. We are building a full-service machine learning platform to help healthcare companies deliver better outcomes and reduce the cost of care. Our platform allows customers to build custom machine learning models that they can use to better target patient populations for treatment.

At Curia, I have:

  • Designed, built, and managed the Curia AI Platform (, a full-service platform that handles the full data science lifecycle for healthcare enterprises. (Typescript, Python, Spark, AWS, Terraform)
  • Lead the platform team from the proof of concept stage to 10+ FTE and growing.
  • Lead technical strategy

Previously ran teams for several portfolio companies;,,, and was built within, a leading venture-backed technology studio with over $70 million in funding that creates innovative AI software companies.

Ghost Creative

Managing Partner

Nov 2015 - Oct 2018

Co-founder and partner at Ghost Creative, a DC-based software development company & technical consulting firm. We worked with small to medium-sized businesses to help integrate modern technology platforms into their business. Our past clients have been in the medical, entertainment, and marketing industries among others.


Software Engineer

Jan 2014 - Jan 2016

At Bizy I led a team of full-stack and mobile engineers in the development of our team collaboration and productivity application.

Oversaw a small team of engineers utilizing various full-stack technologies such as Node.js, AngularJS, Express, Ionic, Orchestrate DbaaS, Redis, and a number of other cloud computing services. In addition, began the development of an iOS mobile application to help test and prototype team dynamics and decision-making concepts.


Senior Consulting Analyst - Systems Integration

Jun 2013 - Jan 2014

At Accenture I was a full stack developer, my main client during my time there was the US Postal Service. I ran the development of an analytics dashboard, geared at helping our clients better understand the impact of a number of initiatives Accenture was working on with them at the time.


Johns Hopkins University

M.S. Computer Science

Jul 2014 - Feb 2016

Johns Hopkins University

B.S. Electrical Engineering

Aug 2009 - May 2013

Activities and Societies: Hopkins Undergraduate Engineering Society, Pi Kappa Alpha Fraternity, Pre-Law Society, Varsity Track and Field Athlete, Orientation Assistant, Charles F. Bonilla Scholarship Recipient


  • Javascript
  • AWS
  • Machine Learning
  • Vue.js
  • Project Management
  • Data Analysis
  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Client Relations
  • Terraform
  • Spark
  • Docker
  • Team Management
  • Distributed Systems
  • AngularJS
  • Node.js
  • Vue.js
  • Redis
  • MySQL
  • Elasticsearch
  • NoSQL
  • Algorithm Development
  • Express.js
  • Python
  • Data Analysis
  • Hapi.js
  • Stripe
  • Java
  • PHP
  • React
  • Business Development