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
Senior Advisor
Dallas

Ron Nicol has been a senior advisor to 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

EDUCATION

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

HONORS AND AWARDS

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