Myself and three 1E vice presidents; Eric Beller, Paul Szemerenyi and Ambareesh Kulkarni ran the New York half marathon last weekend, raising almost $22,000 for the American Cancer Society. The American Cancer Society is a nationwide, community-based voluntary health organization dedicated to eliminating cancer as a major health problem.

Our over 40s team were perhaps not natural long-distance runners, but were unerring in their support of the cause. These days, it seems hard to find a life that hasn’t in some ways been touched by cancer and that was sadly true of our team members and the real raison d’être behind our committing to the run.

We joined 22,000 other runners on a route that took us round Central Park, through Times Square, down the Westside Highway, past Ground Zero and then back up to the Southsea Port to the finish line. We had great support throughout from the crowds and the other runners and it was a wonderful occasion that we were all very proud to be a part of.

I crossed the finish line in 5139th place but personal satisfaction aside, one of the best bits about the run was that 1E generously matched all of the donations from our friends, colleagues and family, beating our fundraising target by 100% and making us the highest fundraising team for the charity.

running the newyork marathon in memory of loved ones

Nick Milne Home
As Chief Operating Officer Nick is responsible for the delivery, support and operational success of the 1E solutions to our customer globally. As President of 1E in North America, Nick is also responsible for the execution of 1E’s growth strategy in North America and for the company’s key strategic relationships in North America. Operating from 1E’s North America headquarters in New York, Nick has been instrumental in leading 1E North America from its inception to an organization that now accounts for more than three-quarters of 1E Group sales. Nick has an MBA and a Diploma of Marketing from Cranfield School of Management; a degree in Economics/ Politics from Bristol University and is a former Captain in the British army where he served in Northern Ireland, Central America, Cyprus and Germany. In his spare time, Nick enjoys travel, adventure sports and going off the beaten track. He has two boys aged 11 and 13 and coaches their youth soccer & basketball teams.