Emergent Method is a Lou- isiana-based management consulting firm known for
solving problems and tackling
complex issues for organizations in
the public, private, and nonprofit
sectors across the U.S. Emergent
Method’s core disciplines are strategic planning, organizational design, strategic communications,
training and development, and
IT project management.
Consulting caught up with Nick Speyrer,
President of Emergent Method.
Consulting: What were the main
factors that contributed to your
firm’s exceptional growth?
Speyrer: Our firm’s growth is driven by two factors: our commitment
to client success and to one another. Our clients know that when they
hire us, they are bringing on a partner and not just another vendor. We
take the time to learn their business,
industry, team, and customers to the
point where we aren’t just reacting
to their needs but anticipating them.
Nearly all our clients are either direct referrals or repeat work. Our
formula for growth and success is
simple but effective—we are invested in our clients and their success as if it were our own.
Consulting: How is this year shaping
up for your firm?
Speyrer: This year has been re-
markable for many reasons, but one
hallmark is a significant expansion
of our out-of-state work. While we
continue to serve a strong and di-
verse base of work in Louisiana,
where we are based, we are now
working on a variety of projects
across the country, including Neva-
da, Texas, and North Carolina. We
work with our clients in these mar-
kets to set strategic direction and
execute large-scale projects that
are often multi-year programs or
system implementation efforts re-
quiring dedicated staff who support
and manage workstreams alongside
client project teams.
Consulting: How would you
describe your firm’s outlook for
2019? Where do you see the most
Speyrer: Our outlook for 2019 is
strong as we are entering the year
with a client base that continues to
grow and diversify, as well as with
many of the same clients we started with in 2012, one of the primary
drivers behind our year-over-year
growth. More specifically, given our
Louisiana roots and the fact that our
home state is a worldwide leader in
resilience, coastal planning, and disaster recovery, we hope to leverage
our work in these spaces to help other geographic areas and businesses
plan for a more resilient future.
Consulting: What would you say
are your firm’s biggest challenges
Speyrer: Our biggest challenge
for 2019 involves our internal
operations and ensuring that we
continue to grow smartly and can
adapt to scale up, given the growth
of our firm and team. It is critical
that we continue to maintain the
unique culture we have built and
the shared commitment we have to
our clients’ success.
Consulting: What does being named
one of Consulting’s Fastest Growing
Firms mean to your firm, your
employees and your clients?
Speyrer: We are only successful
when our clients are successful, and
our hope is that our clients—
especially those who trusted in us from
the very beginning—will view this
award as theirs as much as it is ours,
because we could not have reached
this point without each of them.
*REVENUE GROWTH: 370% HQ: BATON ROUGE, LA