Julian Nicks

Julian NicksMBA ’19
Julian Nicks, MBA ’19
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MBA ’19

Julian is the director of transformation for the new Missouri Department of Higher Education & Workforce Development, where he is leading the launch of a historic effort to make Missouri one of the nation’s leaders in preparing the workforce of the future. He supported the creation of the department (integrating legacy Missouri Department of Higher Education, Division for Workforce Development, and Missouri Economic Research & Information Center) and is overseeing the development and launch of the department’s new transformation strategy. Julian joined the department immediately after graduating from Stanford GSB in June 2019.

At Stanford, Julian served as one of the executive co-chairs for the 2019 MBA Class Gift Campaign “Thank You for Sharing.” He and his executive co-chairs raised over $390K with over 90% participation from their class. He wore many other hats including serving as co-founder of the GSB More to Give Initiative (focused on helping students develop their personal philanthropy strategy), co-president of Black Business Students Association, co-chair of the Academic Committee in the Student Association, co-leader of both the Brazil Global Seminar and Midwest Brazil Global Study Trip, and co-leader of Christians in Business. Recognizing the incredible opportunities afforded him by the school’s generous donors, he joined the BSF Council to support the school’s strategic fundraising efforts with young alumni.

Prior to Stanford, Julian worked for Bain & Company in Chicago as a direct promote consultant, where he focused on company transformation strategy (performance improvement and turnaround efforts), supply chain reinvention, and social impact. He will return to Bain & Company’s Chicago office in January 2020 after completion of his project with the State of Missouri. Julian is passionate about public service, specifically local government (city, county and state), and long term, he hopes to pursue a full-time career in the public sector.

Outside of work and his passion for local politics, Julian is a St. Louis sports fan (go Cardinals and Blues)! He loves spending time with his family—both his parents, four siblings, and seven nieces and nephews—and looks forward to their annual family vacations. He is an active member of his Christian faith community back home.

Last Updated 3 Apr 2020