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Ron Nicol

Senior Advisor

Dallas

I believe that good consultants should be truth-tellers, and advocate that the world and their client’s company would be better off by doing the right thing, no matter how difficult.

Ron Nicol has been a senior advisor to The Boston Consulting Group since January 2016. Prior to that, he was a longtime senior partner and managing director of the firm.

At BCG, Ron held roles as the global leader of the Organization practice; global leader of the Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice; leader of the South System; and chairman of North and South America.

Ron's focus has been on telecommunications and airlines, and he has worked on major business transformations with a number of Fortune 50 companies. He specializes in strategy development, organization transformation and delayering, customer discovery, merger and acquisition advice, and the development of major cost-reduction programs.

In 2006, he received a Top 25 Consultant award from Consulting magazine.

Before joining BCG in 1987, Ron held senior positions with Babcock and Wilcox and was a US naval officer, serving aboard a nuclear ballistic missile submarine and teaching nuclear engineering.

Areas of Expertise

  • Health care industry: biopharma, medtech, providers, and foundations
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Supply chain strategy and plant network optimization
  • Corporate and divisional strategy development
  • Organization design and implementation
  • Strategic supplier development
  • Development and implementation of operational excellence programs
  • Development of balanced scorecards to align vision, mission, strategies, and objectives with performance management
  • PMI
  • Private-equity due diligence

Honors and Awards

  • Top 25 Consultant, Consulting magazine, 2006
  • Fuqua Scholar, Duke University
  • Congressional Medal of Honor Society Prize, United States Naval Academy

Education

  • MBA, Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
  • BS, magna cum laude, physics, United States Naval Academy
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