Perhaps if OpenGate CEO Andrew Nikou had been focused more on dairy and less on the pursuit of his own reality television stardom, Golden Guernsey might still be in business? Turns out, Nikou was in talks to star in his own “Apprentice”-style reality television show when he purchased Waukesha’s Golden Guernsey dairy plant in 2011.
From International Business Times, 8/17/2011:
A Los Angeles private equity pro could be the next reality show star, according to PEHub.com columnist Luisa Beltran.
The founder of OpenGate Capital, Andrew Nikou, is in talks for his own show. Beltran says that Nikou will be mentoring entrepreneurs and small businesses with revenues of between $20 million and $25 million and helping them grow their businesses. “The show is geared as a combination of ‘Undercover Boss’ meets ‘The Apprentice,’” she said.
The television reality show would be a good fit for Nikou.
It’s too bad OpenGate CEO Andrew Nikou wasn’t able to grow Golden Guernsey into a profitable business.
Maybe it just wasn’t the right fit.