As founder and president of Emergent Method, Nick Speyrer’s expertise lies in strategic planning, organizational design, change management, project management, strategic communications and multi-stakeholder participation in both planning efforts and policy- and decision-making processes.
He is a proven innovative professional whose exceptional leadership and interpersonal skills bring value to complex client situations. Nick applies his knowledge and expertise in dealing with large organizational transformations and a concentration of projects involving high-profile clients across the state of Louisiana.
Some of Nick’s previous and current engagements include serving as director of planning, coordination and outreach for The Water Institute of the Gulf, where he leads strategic planning for the organization, and facilitating the development of an annual operating plan for a publicly traded health care organization. Nick also advised the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in the development of Louisiana’s 2012 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. 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’s private sector experience includes his work with companies such as Delta Airlines, where he worked with the senior leadership team in Atlanta to advise on strategic growth and associated activities such as outsourcing and procurement. He has also led planning efforts for a number of not-for-profit organizations such as The Emerge Center, where he facilitated a multi-phased strategic planning process to reshape the organization’s strategy and identify associated goals and objectives as it underwent an associated re-branding effort and multi-million dollar capital campaign.
Previously, Nick served as a senior consultant with SSA Consultants. Nick began his professional career as a consultant with PricewaterhouseCoopers, based out of the company’s Atlanta office. While at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Nick was responsible for the implementation of an initiative that involved a new operating model for a professional services organization. This new model set a new course for the way the practice, clients, people and engagements were managed by introducing a new structure, processes and roles, demanding a culture change as well as new leadership behaviors. In this role, Nick was responsible for the overall implementation processes for a team of 350 staff, including 30 business partners in four geographic locations. This responsibility meant effectively anticipating the breadth of change challenges that would be faced – from helping the teams understand and internalize the business case, to defining and communicating new roles and processes and following through on the execution of the tactical activities associated with implementing the model.
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 Board of Directors for Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge, is a member of the Dean’s Advisory Council for the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business, and was recently recognized as a Baton Rouge Area Volunteer Activist. Nick is also a member of the Committee of 100 for Economic Development and is part of LABI’s Emerging Leaders Council.
- LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business | Dean’s Advisory Council
- Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge | President, Board of Directors, 2015-2016
- Baton Rouge Business Report’s “Forty Under 40” List | 2014 Honoree
- Committee of 100 for Economic Development member
- LABI Emerging Leaders Council member
- Bachelor of Science in Finance | Louisiana State University
- Amedisys, Inc.
- Baton Rouge Area Chamber
- Baton Rouge Blues Foundation
- Baton Rouge Metropolitan Airport
- Baton Rouge Soccer Club
- CCA Louisiana
- Center for Planning Excellence
- Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority
- Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady Health System
- Louisiana Economic Development
- Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services
- Lafourche Parish Government
- Marriott Corporation
- Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center
- Restore or Retreat
- The Emerge Center
- The Water Institute of the Gulf
- Volunteers In Public Schools
- Woman’s Hospital