When Nicholas Dozier was a freshman in college, he started his first business on the square in downtown Fayetteville. He explained the computer business was like Best Buy’s Geek Squad before it existed. The following year, he wrote computer code for a Walmart supplier as an early iteration of Atlas Technology Group.
Before Dozier established Atlas, he worked as an independent data consultant, and while providing services for Clorox, he determined other Walmart suppliers could use his services, leading him to start the data services company in 2008.
“Woke up one morning and basically said, ‘I’m tired of supporting competitive systems,’ and I just decided to write my own,” the Northwest Arkansas native said. “And off it went.”
In 2015, Advantage Sales & Marketing purchased the company for an undisclosed amount. Dozier remained CEO of Atlas until retiring from the company in July.
In 2016, he founded Dozier Capital Partners, overseeing investments into technology and software. He’s developer for the 35-lot Estates at Southgate, a gated community in development between Pinnacle and Shadow Valley country clubs. Also, he owns Replay.com, an e-commerce site for used video games, and he’s partnered with the owner of Game X Change in the area to provide the inventory for it.
Over the next three to five years, Dozier looks to start another technology-based business and complete more private equity transactions through Dozier Capital Partners. The highlight of his career was to watch Atlas succeed and grow. His passion is entrepreneurship — seeking out a problem, coming up with solution, growing it and “turning it loose.”
Dozier is a supporter of Arkansas Children’s Northwest in Springdale and Equestrian Bridges in Fayetteville. He enjoys boating on Beaver Lake and traveling.