Nick Jefferson is a partner with the advisory firm, Monticello.


A creative Englishman who speaks French, Spanish and a little Chinese, he has worked all over the world, developing a sophisticated understanding of diverse cultures and what makes successful organisations within those cultures ‘tick’. Nick quickly secures the confidence of C-suite executives; forming candid, long-lasting relationships.


He enjoys a rich, global network of clients and friends.


A graduate of Oxford University, Nick trained and qualified as a lawyer, and has since worked in a variety of leadership roles, all anchored around his core expertise: deep, strategic insight and an ability to Get Things Done. 


He has set up businesses, grown businesses, turned businesses around. Innovative and entrepreneurial in both approach and philosophy, he has enjoyed sustained success in business development.  Nick has hired and fired many times over and has a particular interest in recruiting and developing young, talented leaders of the future – working with them to help them realise their full potential.


Driven by the pursuit of excellence, he is most comfortable in fluid, fast-paced situations where multiple, interdependent decisions need to be taken in rapid succession.


A writer and regular contributor to The Huffington Post, The Marketing Society and Campaign, Nick is also one of the curators of The Library of Progress. He is at home in intellectually rigorous environments, and enjoys both the development and implementation of creative solutions to real-life organisational challenges. Nick sits on the Governing Body of The BRIT School, the Development Committee of Hertford College, Oxford, the Advisory Board of Sotogrande International School and is a member of the Superbrands Expert Council.


Prior to joining Monticello, Nick was the President of the London office of gyro, and before  that CEO of Corporate Edge. His mandate for both businesses was to transform them; financially, culturally, creatively.  He succeeded.


An active supporter of the JDRF, Nick never, ever eats alone.