I’m Nick, the founder and CEO of Poker Detox. I’ve coached poker players for over 10 years and formed this company in 2016, offering several elite training courses to the public. In 2017 I decided to shift the trajectory of our education into coaching for profits (CFP). CFP remains the most rewarding format of training that I’ve encountered, and at present the majority of my efforts are directed towards optimizing the performance of our cash game team. I’m all-in on developing personal relationships with each player on our team, with an emphasis on helping them cultivate healthier motivational systems that allow them to perform at their full potential. My goal is pretty simple: I want to help people play poker as well as possible, while providing them with the support they need to have a long and fulfilling career on and off the tables. I’ve built an environment that allows individuals to do that while providing a deep sense of belonging and a wide array of opportunities to contribute back to the development of their team.
To me, Detox represents a long-term vision, centered around a loyal network of friends who have achieved a high level of performance in a game they love. The freedom we obtain from our success in poker allows us to vacation all over the world to create memorable experiences together. It also sets us up for opportunities to build even cooler projects together in the years to come, far beyond the scope of poker!
Follow Nick on Twitter: @nickhowardpoker
Gabe Roy is our Chief of Operations. After joining the team as a player back in 2017 and having a very successful start, he began taking initiative to help the company out in his free time. Detox was much smaller back then, with only about ten players under contract and one part time assistant, who was preparing to step down around the same time that Gabe was stepping up. Gabe slid in and was soon promoted to COO during the next company expansion, at which point he took over all ground level operations for the CFP team. Soon after, our players nicknamed him “The Machine” on account of his sickening work ethic, organization, and consistency. Gabe is the glue that holds the company together and it’s difficult to imagine how Detox could operate without him. At present his position as COO now extends well beyond ground level operations and he has truly become a “Jack of all trades” amidst our expansion.
Patrick Howard is our lead strategy developer. Most of his time is spent using Hand2Note’s Range Research tool on large databases to continually improve our team’s strategy. He is also a full-time professional player.
You can learn more about Patrick here.
Follow Patrick on Twitter: @mobiuspoker
Ivan Stokes is our lead MTT strategy developer and coach. Most of his time is spent on R&D and coaching, making sense of huge databases of information and distilling this into data-driven max exploit strategies.