Nic Vine, to quote the COO from a recent interim assignment, is “an expert practitioner in Change Management who is able to roll up his sleeves and get things done”, and to quote an MD from another assignment “very experienced and professional with a rigorous approach”. He typically works as a strategist, facilitator, communicator, planner & advisor alongside a senior management team or individual, and takes an interim executive management role where appropriate.
Nic started in industrial process control back in the 70s, after a physics & computing degree. This led, through a software company start-up, to applying similar disciplines in the 80s to market data services in City dealing rooms. Nic was the project manager for the first multi-feed market data screen (Telerate & Mullins) installed at the Bank of England. This in turn led to a directorship in a quantitative hedge fund in the 90s, running 24-hour model-driven trading systems, which was a springboard into freelance project, process, programme & change management across banks & market data providers and out into aviation & pharmaceuticals.
His many years experience from coal-face to board room in a variety of industries have equipped him with a highly-structured analytical approach to strategising and problem-solving, coupled with the ability to communicate effectively at all levels in an organisation … along with a healthy dose of pragmatism and good humour.