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A global expert on the theory and practice of Deliverology, Nick leads DA in driving impact across the globe. He has applied the Deliverology method in public and social sector contexts all over the world, with a particular focus on education and economic mobility. His widely-acclaimed books, "Deliverology 101" and "Deliverology in Practice," are field guides that break down the steps of the Deliverology approach for leaders of large institutions in K-12 and higher education.


  • British Marshall Scholar
  • MSc, Latin American Studies, University of Oxford
  • MSc, Economics, London School of Economics and Political Science
  • MA, International Policy Studies, Stanford University
  • BA, Public Policy, Stanford University

Delivery Experience

Before stepping into the role of CEO, Nick worked to build Delivery Associates' impact in North America and other regions, playing a pivotal role in helping governments, NGOs, and philanthropies deliver public value in the United States, Canada, and beyond.

Some selected examples of his experience while at Delivery Associates:

  • Supported the Government of Canada and the Prime Minister’s Office to improve water quality in Indigenous communities, helping cut in half the number of communities without access to clean drinking water.
  • Served as part of the founding leadership team for the Bloomberg Philanthropies American Cities Climate Challenge, and provided implementation support to 50+ cities with innovative ideas to improve residents’ lives as part of the Bloomberg Philanthropies Mayors Challenge
  • Supported the Rhode Island Governor’s Office in developing an evidence-based plan and performance management system to deliver on the Governor’s pledge to achieve universal Pre-K access. 
  • Serves as a core faculty member on Delivery for the Harvard Ministerial Leadership Program, which focuses on building the leadership and legacy of government ministers in Africa and other parts of the Global South. 

Other Experience

Prior to joining Delivery Associates, Nick was co-founder and K-12 director at the Education Delivery Institute (EDI), a nonprofit that focused on helping education leaders improve implementation of their reforms. In this role, Nick grew and maintained a network of 50+ school, district, state, and nonprofit/philanthropic leaders, changing the way they work to serve students through better planning, performance management, and organizational change practices. EDI merged its work with Delivery Associates in 2016.

Before that, Nick was an engagement manager with McKinsey & Company’s education practice, where he advised education leaders on policy and implementation at the district, state, and national levels in the United States and around the world. During his time there, he designed and delivered a system transformation program for a small Middle Eastern country’s national education system and developed a comprehensive education policy strategy for the Ohio Department of Education. He also created a performance and talent management system for school leaders in DC public schools. 

Nick began his career in public service over two decades ago as the student member of the California State Board of Education and as a youth advocate and trainer with the California Association of Student Councils. He continues that service today as a member of the Washington, DC Public Charter School Board - the governing board that authorizes and regulates all public charter schools in the city. He is also a member of the boards of EL Education, Instruction Partners, the Longview Foundation, and the Center to Advance CTE.

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Books & Publications

Deliverology 101: A Field Guide For Educational Leaders

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Deliverology in Practice: How Education Leaders are Improving Student Outcomes

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