As founder and president of Emergent Method, Nick Speyrer is a proven, innovative professional who leads a team of more than 60 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 region, 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 six 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 also manages communications and outreach for the 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. Nick has also been involved in reorganization and consolidation efforts for the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority, the Louisiana Workforce Commission, the Louisiana Department of Natural Resources, Albemarle Corporation, and the Louisiana Department of Children and Family Services. Nick also advised the Louisiana Coastal Protection and Restoration Authority in the development of Louisiana’s 2012 and 2017 Comprehensive Master Plan for a Sustainable Coast. 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, mergers and acquisitions, and outsourcing and procurement efforts for Fortune 100 companies to the design and implementation of operating and business models.
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 a member of the Baton Rouge Area Foundation’s Board of Directors, the LSU E.J. Ourso College of Business Dean’s Advisory Council, the Committee of 100 for Economic Development, LABI’s Emerging Leaders Council, and the Ben Blanchard Memorial Foundation. Nick previously served as president of the Cancer Services of Greater Baton Rouge Board of Directors and was also involved in the merger of Cancer Services with Mary Bird Perkins Cancer Center, which created efficiencies and allowed for the expansion of the organization’s services beyond the Baton Rouge area. 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. Additionally, in 2018, Emergent Method was named one of the fastest-growing private companies in America by Inc. Magazine, one of the fastest growing consulting firms in the world by Consulting Magazine, and was ranked third in the LSU 100, which celebrates the 100 fastest growing Tiger-owned or Tiger-led businesses in the world. Emergent Method has also been recognized as a Best Places to Work in Baton Rouge in 2017 and 2018.