Founded in 1994 by Jed Simms, we draw on 25 years of innovation to provide leading professional services to help our clients accelerate the execution of their strategy and sustain results.
We focus on execution capability; often a gap between strategy formation and product development.
Accelerate revenue growth; the largest contributor to value creation.
New business models or creation of new products or services.
Effectiveness and efficiency of existing business and products/service delivery.
Industry research and client needs led to three generations of innovation – governance for optimal portfolio management and sponsor/owner support, delivery for execution of transformation programs often including core platforms, and digital for automation of operations or customer services.
All our work is fast, fact-based and differentiated by our guiding principles
Desired customer or business outcomes are clearly defined to optimise the delivery of products and other outputs.
Developing execution capability leaves a sustained uplift in practices which is far more impactful than just increasing capacity or resource levels.
Enhanced business performance requires innovation and breaking away from conventional thinking since standards, by definition, offer no competitive advantage.
Outcome driven change programs that are governed to clear long-term plans but encourage and enable higher-cadence product delivery.
Our team leaders are distinguished by their repeated success through multiple organisations. Their teams are primarily composed of our clients’ staff and industry or technical specialists.
Nick is a successful technology services Executive, advisory consultant and non-executive director experienced in leading and growing businesses of all sizes across different industries thru the application of digital transformation.
Nick has developed a strength in understanding and communicating how digital can be adopted to accelerate the performance of businesses through effective cost management and/or driving growth. This skill has led to him advising Boards, Executive management and IT divisions on the best way to transform.
Nick has led several prominent ‘digital’ organisations, including as the Senior Managing Partner of Digital Transformation with DXC Technology providing advice to Executive management across multiple industries and Government, Head of DXC Technology’s ANZ Consulting Division, CEO of UXC Consulting which included consolidation of seven acquisitions into an integrated multi-faceted national consulting business, growing revenues over 400%, CEO and Group Managing Director for Adecco’s Professional Services Business, CEO of Freelance Global and co-founder and executive of CPT Global.
His advisory experience also includes assisting a Tier 1 bank on their single-biggest technology offshoring exercise and oversaw the end-to-end integration, strategic business planning for a telco and large-scale pricing and billing platforms. He currently serves on several Boards.
He holds a Bachelor of Applied Science (EDP) from Monash University and is a Graduate of the Australian Institute of Company Directors (GAICD).
Blue Ridge Partners helps clients drive profitable top-line growth, the most potent driver of long-term value creation. We serve public and private companies directly and through relationships with more than 130 leading private equity firms.
We work with a variety of specialists to complement and build our clients’ teams. We understand the importance of the right skills at the right time; to get it right the first time. These typically include industry or research parties, deep functional specialists, creative agencies, business software developers, and technology resource providers.