Boyden United States Welcomes Higher Education Specialist

Atlanta, Jan. 31, 2023 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — Boyden, a leading leadership and talent consultancy with more than 70 offices in over 45 countries, is pleased to announce Dr. To welcome Michael Nichols to his partnership in the United States. Effective immediately, Michael is based in Atlanta and is joining Boyden’s global social impact practice serving clients in education, nonprofit, public sector and social enterprise.

Commenting on his appointment, Michael Nichols Partner, Boyden United States said: “From the moment I first spoke to the Partners at Boyden, I could see that they were doing exceptional work in higher education in markets around the world. There are teams of very high caliber people who are making a real impact on the sector through their expertise and collaborative teamwork, and I look forward to leveraging best practices and new ideas from global colleagues to build a strong higher education practice in the US. I was immediately drawn to her level of commitment to the marketplace, where partners and clients thrive and move forward together. It’s quite distinctive in our industry and I’m excited to join this global partnership.”

Nichols will work with higher education clients across the United States, expanding its services to public, private and religious institutions that “continue to need strong, strategic leaders with business acumen to lead the institution’s business,” added Nichols. “Today it is more important than ever that institutions have the right people, processes and structures in place. Applying proven principles from other markets strengthens our work and enables institutions to grow and make education accessible to more and more people. This is what drives leaders who love learning, its value and its importance to society.”

A recognized authority on strategic leadership, organizational development and executive search, Nichols brings a 30-year track record of advising leaders, teams and organizations on organizational growth and human capital issues. He ran an executive consulting firm and held senior positions in higher education and consulting. Previously, he was Executive Search Consultant at one of the country’s leading executive search firms; and Chairman and CEO of a consulting firm that provides marketing, organizational development, and strategic planning advice to corporations, colleges, universities, and nonprofit organizations. He has held Chief Officer positions at Southern Wesleyan University, Trinity Baptist College and Bryan College.

Nichols has served in a number of board and association roles throughout his career and is currently the Board Chair of the GreenTree Foundation. In addition, he will draw on his previous managerial experience in real estate management to support real estate specialized clients and colleagues.

Nichols holds a Doctor of Education (Ed.D.) in organizational development from Liberty University; an MABS in International Business from Tennessee Temple University; and a bachelor’s degree in education from Crown College.

About Boyden

Boyden is a leading leadership and talent consultancy with more than 70 offices in over 45 countries. Our global reach allows us to meet the needs of our customers wherever they do business. We connect great companies with great leaders through executive search, interim management and leadership consulting solutions. Boyden is among the top companies forbes’ Americas Best Executive Recruiting Firms for 2021. For more information, visit


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