Nick Kennedy

Nick Kennedy

Managing Director People & Productivity Chicago


As a leader in West Monroe’s Operations Excellence practice focused on organizational change management, Nick collaborates with his clients to ensure that they realize desired value and benefits from their most important business transformations. With each client engagement, Nick helps clients define critical success outcomes, fosters leadership alignment, builds comprehensive adoption strategies, and implements robust governance frameworks for sustained organizational change. 

Nick brings passion into every project he undertakes. A well-respected people leader, Nick mentors his teams to deliver on their fullest potential – driving strong results while building career equity. 

Nick comes to the table with 15 years of professional experience. He has a bachelor’s degree from DePauw University and has completed executive management courses at the Yale School of Management. 

What makes Nick different

Nick and his wife, Sarah, live in a northwest neighborhood of Chicago with their son and corgi pup. When not golfing or watching the Indianapolis Colts, Nick is often planning his family’s next adventure – whether that be traveling around the globe, finding an excuse to book their next Walt Disney World visit, or exploring the countless breweries and coffee shops within walking distance from their home.


Where Nick makes an impact

Nick is a member of the Association for Change Management Professionals and is a Fischer Fellow Alumni. He and Sarah became the first married couple to participate in the Fischer Fellowship. The pair spent six months in Temuco, Chile, working with the Chol Chol Foundation, a group whose motto is “Promote culture, respect, and dignity for all men and women, recognition of their skills, and ongoing support of human development in the Mapuche tribes.” They raised more than $27,000, improved the foundation’s efficiency in a number of areas, and made a lasting impact on the tribe. They also documented their journey each step (and day!) of the way.

Nick is also on the Posse Foundation Leadership Council and a Career Champion for the Women’s Leadership Network.

Meet the People & Productivity team