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

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.


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


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