As founder and president of Emergent Method, Nick Speyrer is a proven, innovative professional who leads a team of more than 40 full-time, part-time, and project-based team members who work across Louisiana and beyond to provide unparalleled services to clients in the public, private, and non-profit sectors. Under his leadership, Emergent Method has rapidly grown to become the leading management and strategy consulting firm in the state, with his work in particular focused around managing large-scale organizational transformations, strategic planning, and community outreach efforts for high-profile clients ranging from local and state government agencies to regional not-for-profit organizations and Fortune 1000 companies.
Over the past five years, Nick has been integrally involved with the launch and sustained growth of The Water Institute of the Gulf, a not-for-profit, independent applied research and technical services institution with a mission to help coastal and deltaic communities thoughtfully prepare for an uncertain future. Nick currently serves as a senior manager for the State of Louisiana’s Restore Louisiana Homeowner Assistance Program, a $1.3 billion housing program launched in response to the great floods of 2016 that impacted more than 86,000 homeowners throughout Louisiana; in this role, Nick is responsible for all of the program’s outreach and engagement, communications, and applicant relations activities. Nick also advised the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in the development of Louisiana’s 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast and, most recently, served the same role in the development of Louisiana’s 2017 Coastal Master Plan. In this role, Nick led and managed all of the outreach, public relations, community awareness and facilitation efforts to develop the plan, while simultaneously coordinating services among several agencies, organizations and stakeholders to gain support for the plan.
Nick began his professional career as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers in Atlanta, where he consulted on efforts ranging from strategic growth and outsourcing and procurement efforts for Fortune 100 companies to the design and implementation of operating and business models. Additionally, prior to founding Emergent Method, he spent five years at SSA Consultants, where he worked as a senior consultant leading a number of high-profile, multi-year planning and program implementation efforts for the firm.
Nick graduated summa cum laude from Louisiana State University, where he earned a Bachelor of Science in Finance. In addition to his client involvement, Nick currently serves as past-president of the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge Board of Directors and is a member of the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, and LABI’s Emerging Leaders Council. Nick was recognized by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report as a 2014 “Forty Under 40” recipient and, in 2015, he was honored by The Emerge Center as a Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist. In 2016, Emergent Method was honored by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report and Junior Achievement as Company of the Year, a recognizable benchmark of the growth and success that has taken place at the firm under Nick’s leadership since its founding in 2012.