Driving Competitive Growth and Sustainable Advantages with Shared Services

April 20 - 23, 2020 | Seattle, WA

Ross Nicholas

Director - Business Practice Improvement Emory University

Ross is a Director with Emory's Business & Administration Division, where he is focused on leading projects and programs that drive improvement, innovation and lasting, sustainable change in support of the university's mission.

Mr. Nicholas has worked in the field of management consulting for over 18 years. Prior to joining BPI in 2015, Ross worked as an internal consultant for McKesson in their technology solutions division. His focus included developing and delivering strategic initiatives across the business. 

Ross has also worked for North Highland and Highland Worldwide (now Cordence) where he worked to realize the benefits of both market and client driven programs.

Ross has a BA from the University of Pennsylvania and MBA from Emory's Goizueta Business School.

Outside of work, he enjoys running, golf, and spending time with his wife and three children.

Main Day 1, Thursday, April 25, 2019

Thursday, April 25th, 2019


Shared Services models are growing in popularity in colleges and universities as a way to drive both operational and cost-based efficiencies. However, many universities remain skeptical about the benefits of a SSC. While cost-savings is often the main driver behind the move to SSC, organizations stand to gain far more than just financial benefits. At the end of this discussion, you will understand the “what,” “why” and “how” of a shared services, and leave empowered to develop a plan to start on your shared services journey or optimize your current SSC.
Discussions will include:
∙∙ The “what,” “why” and “how” of a shared services
∙∙ Why moving to a Shared Services model delivers more than just cost savings and how your institution will reap more than just the financial benefits

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Ross.

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