Martin Nichols is Chief Information Officer at Altair Engineering. This puts him at the head of the company’s international IT systems, enterprise business systems and corporate HR. before taking on this role, Nichols was company Executive VP of Global Alliances and Operations. During that time he supervised the firm’s partnering and alliance activities and sales operations. Throughout his time at the firm, he has opened and managed its UK branch, managed the China operation, spearheaded the establishment of Altair’s operations, business presence and distribution channels in a variety of international markets. Nichols has been with the firm since 1992.