Nick Pournader

Chief Executive Officer
Toronto

Nick Pournader, a distinguished leader in business strategy and innovation, serves as the Co-Founder and CEO of P&C Global. With over 20 years of experience in the private sector, he steers the consultancy of 7,500+ professionals, chairs the firm’s Executive Committee and Client Board of Advisors, and plays a vital role on the Global Operating Committee, driving the Corporate Performance, Strategy & Innovation, and Organization & Human Capital practice groups.

Nick’s professional journey is marked by significant contributions across diverse industries, including high-tech, financial services, luxury retail, commercial real estate, travel and hospitality, and professional services. Before his tenure at P&C Global, Nick’s strategic acumen and leadership were instrumental in several key roles.

As co-founder and former CFO and COO of a groundbreaking healthcare analytics platform, Nick led its rapid growth and acquisition by BlueCross and BlueShield of Illinois. He demonstrated his leadership skills as COO and CFO at Grant & Eisenhofer PA, a prominent plaintiffs/group litigation law firm. At SunGard Corporation, a Fortune 500 company, Nick served as SVP of Corporate Strategy, making history as the youngest VP and SVP. At Oracle Corporation, he achieved the remarkable feat of becoming the youngest SVP, overseeing Global Operations.

Nick’s advisory prowess is legendary; he has guided market-leading CEOs and top executives in assessing organizational health and spearheading initiatives to boost results. His talent for strategic human resource management has helped organizations to create world-class talent systems and successful organizational dynamics. As a respected speaker, Nick is regularly invited to share his insights with prestigious CEO groups around the world, such as YPO and EO, as well as at client Board of Directors meetings.

During his tenure at P&C Global, Nick has worked on several high-profile projects, partnering with client engagement teams to deliver innovative solutions. Some notable examples include:

  • Top-Tier Management Consulting Firm: Nick collaborated with a renowned management consulting firm, driving a comprehensive strategic growth plan that resulted in a 40% increase in revenue and a market share expansion of 15% within two years.
  • Global Law Firm: Partnering with a prestigious global law firm, Nick spearheaded a digital transformation initiative that streamlined operations and improved efficiency, leading to a 30% reduction in administrative costs and a 20% increase in client satisfaction.
  • Manufacturing Company: In collaboration with a leading manufacturing company, Nick developed a supply chain optimization strategy, achieving a cost reduction of $25 million and a 30% increase in production efficiency within one year.
  • Global Airline: Working alongside a major global airline, Nick led the design and implementation of a customer experience enhancement program. This resulted in a 25% improvement in customer satisfaction scores and a revenue increase of $50 million within six months.
  • Prestigious Global Commercial Real Estate Firm: Partnering with a renowned commercial real estate firm, Nick guided the organization in an ambitious portfolio optimization project, resulting in a $500 million increase in portfolio value and a 20% improvement in return on investment.

Fluent in English, French, Farsi, and Russian, Nick has a global mindset. His passion for the arts is undeniable, with a background as a concert violinist from the tender age of four, culminating in a full paid scholarship for his undergraduate and graduate college career at one of the top five performing arts universities in the US. As a proponent of servant leadership, Nick believes in the power of kindness, loyalty, inclusivity, and equality. His philosophy is underpinned by the principles of Knowledge, Service, Reputation, Merit, and Integrity.

Nick Pournader is not just a leader but a game-changer. His far-reaching influence continues to drive the success of P&C Global while empowering others to reach their highest potential. His collaborative approach and innovative thinking have resulted in transformative solutions for clients across multiple industries, delivering tangible outcomes and propelling growth.

“I am immensely proud of our exceptional team at P&C Global and the remarkable results we have achieved. Together, we have built a culture of innovation, collaboration, and integrity that has propelled us to new heights. Our success is not only measured by our rapid growth and stellar performance, but also by the positive impact we make on our clients, employees, and the communities we serve. I am truly grateful for the dedication and talent of our team, as they have been instrumental in shaping our industry and driving extraordinary outcomes.”

Past Experience

BlueCross BlueShield of Illinois
COO and Chief Financial Officer

Grant & Eisenhofer PA
COO and CFO

Oracle Corporation
SVP of Global Operations

SunGard Corporation
SVP of Corporate Strategy

Academic Credentials

Oklahoma City University
BA, English Literature

Oklahoma City University
MBA, Finance & International Business

The Wharton School
University of Pennsylvania
PhD, Management

Postgraduate Credentials

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Executive Certificate,
Technology and Operations

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Certificate, Technology and Operations
Managing Product Platforms
Delivering Variety and Realizing Synergies

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Certificate, Technology and Operations
Supply Chain Strategy and Management

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Executive Certificate,
Strategy and Innovation

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Certificate, Strategy & Innovation
Innovating in Existing Markets,
Reviving Mature Products and Services

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Certificate, Strategy & Innovation
Understanding Global Markets
Macroeconomics for Executives

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Certificate, Strategy & Innovation
Implementing Enterprise-Wide Transformation

Sloan School of Management
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
Certificate, Technology and Operations
Visual Management for Competitive Advantage: MIT’s Approach to Efficient and Agile Work

The Alliance of Merger and Acquisition Advisors
Certified Mergers & Acquisitions Advisor

The International Association for Six Sigma Certification
Lean Six Sigma Black Belt (ICBB)

London Business School
Executive Certificate,
Executive Leadership Program

National Association of Corporate Directors (NACD)
Director Education

Domain Expertise

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