Nick has over 30 years of experience in financial and strategic roles in companies, and as a management consultant specializing in operational improvement, cost reduction, sourcing and general strategy consulting for a range of large- and middle-market manufacturing companies.
At IOP, Nick has served as chairman of Kuss Filtration, Gulfco and Betty Machine and as a board member of Roadtrek, Edelbrock and GT Technologies.
Nick is a retired senior partner of the automotive practice of A.T. Kearney, a leading automotive management consulting practice with clients ranging from the automotive OEMs to a variety of large- and middle-market suppliers. Nick specialized in strategic consulting for growth, operational and cost-reduction initiatives. With significant experience and success consulting in turnaround situations, he has further expertise in implementing foreign sourcing strategies for manufacturing operations across a wide range of products.
After years of training and experience in a variety of financial and strategic-planning roles at Rockwell International, Nick, together with partners, acquired automotive supplier Horizon Industrial Group, becoming its EVP and CFO. Following a successful sale of his interests in Horizon, he became a management consultant at KPMG Strategic Consulting Services, where from 1990 through 1997 he specialized in operations, cost improvement, and supply chain management and improvement.