Nigel A.L. Brooks is a business, technology, and management consultant to entrepreneurs, lifestyle business owners, executives, and managers, and the enterprises they serve. His practice includes business strategy, technology strategy, organizational reviews, performance assessments, financial and management systems, and network telephony.
He specializes in developing the entrepreneurial, leadership, and managerial competencies that build sustainable advantage from vision to value. He has experience with single entrepreneurs and business owners to the Fortune 100. He is an author and a frequent speaker on business and technology issues. His books include Understanding Personal Styles, The Individual As An Enterprise, and Selling Tips For Individualpreneurs.
He obtained his professional experience as a partner at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture, Ltd.), as a vice president at Booz Allen Hamilton, Inc. (now Booz & Co), as a senior vice president at the American Express Company, as president of Javazona Cafes, Inc., as president of The Business Leadership Development Corporation (BLD), as managing member of Nigel Brooks, LLC, and a principal at TechKnowPartners, LLC.. He has been a contributing editor for the Bank Administration Institute magazine. He is a graduate of the University of Exeter, Devon, United Kingdom, and has a Certificate in Global Leadership from Thunderbird, School of Global Management, Glendale, Arizona. He has taught Small Business Marketing and Advertising, Internet Marketing, and Microeconomics at South Mountain Community College, Phoenix, Arizona, and mentors young entrepreneurs in their Community Entrepreneurship Center.
He currently serves on the City of Tempe Transportation Commission. He has been an Assistant Governor for the Rotary Clubs in Tempe, a Past President of the Rotary Club of Tempe Downtown, and a Paul Harris Fellow. He served as a member of the Board of Directors, as Chairman of the Government Relations and Transportation Committee, and a member of the Business Development Council of the Tempe Chamber of Commerce. He has served on the boards of the Enterprise Network and The IndUS Entrepreneurs (Arizona), and was Chairman of the Greater Phoenix Chamber of Commerce Business Technology Forum.
His clients are in the aerospace, agriculture, automotive, construction, education, energy, financial services, food services and hospitality, government, high-tech, manufacturing and distribution/wholesale, merchandising, professional services, telecommunications, and transportation (air, rail, and road) industries. His representative engagements include developing business plans for raising capital for entrepreneurial enterprises, developing technology strategy, designing and installing analytical and operational systems, including enterprise resource management and customer relationship management, and reengineering current businesses.
His family history is in railways – he is named after Sir Nigel Gresley – designer of the locomotive that holds the world speed record for steam locomotion.
He has business and professional experience in North and Latin America, Europe, and Asia-Pacific. He has lived in London, New York, Phoenix, San Francisco, and Washington, D.C. He has performed consulting work in many cities around the world including Atlanta, Boston, Charlotte, Charlotte Amalie (US Virgin Islands), Chicago, Cleveland, Des Moines, Detroit, Dusseldorf, Guangzhou, Hamilton (Bermuda), Hermosillo (Mexico), Hong Kong, London, Los Angeles, Madrid, Melbourne (Australia), New York, Norfolk (Virginia), Oakland, Philadelphia, Phoenix, Richmond (Virginia), San Francisco, Salvador (Brazil), Sao Paulo, Tempe, Toronto, Tokyo, Vancouver, Vienna, Washington, D.C., and Zurich.