Private Equity IT & ERP Consulting

Nestell & Associates is a proven industry leader, providing private equity consulting for merger and acquisition and digital transformation leadership. Our advisory, private equity ERP consulting services can take your business to the next level.

Our Services

Who We Are

Who We Are

Nestell & Associates is an ERP consulting firm that serves as a business-savvy, intelligent, tenured, highly technical-proficient business partner that understands the true ROI and EBITDA value. We have the talent and experience to guide your business to successful outcomes.

 

Professional ERP Consulting

Our team of pioneers, experts and proven practitioners are highly focused on private equity and enterprise resource planning (ERP) consulting. We excel at organizational change, preparedness and digital transformation success.

Proven Success in ERP Consulting Services

We embrace the significant challenges inherent in merger and acquisition ERP digital transformations. We’ve built a solid framework on excellent practices with proven successes in integrations, upgrades, acquisitions and mergers. We’re eager to share our ERP consulting services with you.

Cross-Industry Private Equity & ERP Consulting Experience

While we are laser-focused on private equity and ERP consulting, our leadership experience with informational technology and organizational change has taken us across multiple industries. Whatever your business may entail, we’ll work with you to upgrade your capabilities and streamline your processes.

What We Do

Professional ERP Consulting

Our private equity ERP consulting services, and expertise as one of the leading ERP consulting firms in this field, encompass several areas:

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Board Advisory Services & Portfolio Coaching

We partner with Boards and portfolio executive teams to ensure their portfolios are properly aligned.

Strategic Human Capital Management Services

We understand the value of great resources. Often during a merger and acquisition or an IT or ERP…

Organizational Change Management

We believe dealing with and addressing the human element on projects is critical to the success of your business.

Full-Scale Digital Transformations

We execute end-to-end ERP implementations by preparing an organization and running successful ERP implementations through our proven organizational change readiness assessment process, including business due diligence, ERP selection, training and go-live support.

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ERP Project Plans & Recovery

As part of our private equity ERP consulting services, we provide support for the creation of effective project plans. We sit on Steering Committee teams and become the second set of eyes to help validate the proposed plans before they’re implemented.

IT Hardware & Solution Services

ERP organizational change can be a significant IT technical challenge. Our IT transformation consultants integrate and provide IT infrastructure and ERP solutions that improve the efficiency of your business.

Digital Transformation Rescue

Looking for digital transformation consultancy services? Allow our team of proven independent ERP consulting experts to support and complement your team.

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ERP Training & Presentations

Our team has been practicing, studying and researching organizational change and ERP success for several years. We know the case studies, models and desired outcomes for businesses like yours.

ERP Collaboration

Have another particular need? Or would you like to collaborate to improve the IT/ERP implementation success field? We would love to hear from you!

Experience the Ultimate Private Equity Consulting Services from Nestell & Associates

Nestell & Associates was founded to bring resources and proven methods to private equity and their portfolio companies. We understand that there are multiple key stakeholders in the private equity industry, and investors, PE firms, operating partners and portfolio company executives are all vested in digital transformation success. Contact Nestell & Associates to discuss how we can use our experience in  private equity and ERP consulting to your advantage.

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Testimonials

What People are Saying

Clint Brice

Lucidity had the pleasure of working with Jack on a mission critical, 5-month ERP transformation that was very successful. From the onset, Jack took an “out of the box” approach that allowed him and team to navigate many of the normal constraints on such an aggressive timeline for this transformation. What was accomplished with Jack under his leadership was remarkable and industry-leading, and his ability to do “more with less” was an illustration for us all to learn from. Lucidity teamed with Jack to help him deliver on time, within budget, and meet the boldest expectations for his business – no production downtime, no lost sales revenue, no orders unfulfilled, no negative change in customer relationships, no changes in shipping expectations, and many more. Jack is an authentic, thoughtful CIO with a passion for doing things different for his business and his track record proves that…with this project just being another illustration of his capabilities and skills. We were excited to be his business partner and look forward to working with him for many years to come.

Clint Brice
Chief Executive Officer - Lucidity Consulting Group

Joe Choorapuzha

I had the pleasure of working with Jack Nestell over a full ERP implementation as part of a corporate divestiture.  Jack’s hands-on approach truly benefited the company, as his recommendations and our strategy were driven by a bottoms-up understanding of the business.  In addition to leading the entire process, Jack worked with key functional leaders throughout the business to ensure that all business needs were contemplated.  I would welcome an opportunity to work with Jack again in the future.

Joe Choorapuzha
Incline Equity Partners, Partner

Chris Borsini

I have been working with Jack for the past couple of years and have had the privilege of providing him with some great resources when needed. I have seen firsthand how well Jack manages and executes large, complex and time sensitive ERP initiatives. Jack’s success comes from not only his passion, energy and insightfulness but also how he puts as much emphasis on the human element and creating the right culture as he does with making sure he has the right technical skillset on each and every project.

Chris Borsini
Oxford International

Joseph Mallak

Nestell & Associates provides quality service and exceptional knowledge.

Joseph Mallak
Private Equity Chairman of the Board, Operating Partner, President, and CEO

Dr. Courtney L. Malloy

Jack is deeply committed to maximizing the effectiveness of ERP systems and strategies. Having the opportunity to teach Jack, I’ve seen firsthand how he couples his own expertise and depth of ERP experience with research-based principles related to effective organizational change. Not only is he dedicated to the success of his own work, but he has a genuine passion to transform the field by sharing best practices broadly with clients, colleagues, and other practitioners.

Dr. Courtney L. Malloy
Malloy Research Consulting

Clint Brice

Jack has put together a transcript that we can all learn from in the industry. What he did during the ERP transformation captured the essence of what everyone tries to achieve, but so few rarely do. Through his leadership and passion, the industry can see an illustration of a different way to approach these types of transformations and the ability to do “more with less” while still being wildly successful. Jack has unique capabilities and skills, and we are excited he has decided to share his story with the market.

Clint Brice
Chief Executive Officer - Lucidity Consulting Group

Don Martin

I have spent 30 years of my career often engaged as an interim C level manager. Several of these assignments included ERP installations, for a variety of reasons.  I met Jack while serving as interim CEO  at a company that was carved out of a large public entity by a PE.  Jack immediately impressed me with his organizational skills in planning the installation. Then, his technical know- how was augmented with his ability to communicate both up and down the organization, he dealt with resistance intellectually rather than emotionally, constantly adjusted the schedule to account for surprises while maintaining the schedule, and did all this with integrity and transparency.  The most successful ERP installation I have ever witnessed.

Don Martin
Principal D. R. Martin & Associates

Doug Schrock

In my experience, getting people to understand and embrace the change is generally the most significant challenge of major undertakings. I’ve consistently seen Jack move large teams with his up-front, no nonsense approaches that brings confidence that the initiative is actually going to work.

Doug Schrock
Partner in charge, Consulting Advisory Services, Crowe Horwath

Kevin Brever

I have known Jack for several years. I appreciate his passion for his work and his research and his enthusiasm to share that passion with academic colleagues and practitioners. Jack places great value on understanding, sharing, and applying sound proven research ideas to his field. This truly is a differentiator.

Kevin Brever
Principal (Retired) St. Paul Elementary School Louisville, KY

Gary Moskovciak

Complacency is the enemy of change. When companies are at the crossroads of a significant change such as a new ERP system, complacency becomes a primary obstacle. Jack has an immense ability to break down that obstacle to progress the project while aligning stakeholders. His extensive background in IT provides him the ability to be process focused while conveying his message from a pragmatic approach. Being a senior leader of SML, I was fortunate to experience Jack’s methodical approach. His ability to connect with non-IT centric leaders and provide a thorough understanding of the objectives, approach, obstacles and solutions, helps lead a successful roll out. Anyone that has worked with Jack would quickly attest to his passion, determination and assurance.

Gary Moskovciak
Senior Vice President - Americas SML USA

Cody Wedig

Anyone looking for a lot of great info about ERP, follow Nestell & Associates. I have worked with Jack for an extended amount of time during an implementation of our ERP and he is incredibly full of knowledge and experience.

Cody Wedig
ERP Project Manager

Dr. Eric A. Canny

Jack has a boundless desire to see organizations succeed. It is important for leaders to learn about their organizations and utilize applied research to address the challenges they face for sustainable improvement; this skill and approach sets Jack apart. His passion coupled with knowledge towards his field of digital transformation is quite admirable.

Dr. Eric A. Canny
University of Southern California

Ralph Berry III

Nestell & Associates are very knowledgeable and a true thought leader in the ERP space.

Ralph Berry III
Director at CBIZ MHM, LLC

Dean Frew

I have had the pleasure of working with Jack on some very cutting edge enterprise technology projects.  I have found his team building / collaborative / pragmatic approach to leading these projects to be quite unique and invaluable in helping the team obtain its objectives.  All of these challenging projects had multiple stakeholders and Jack’s ability to conduct the “orchestra” is quite impressive. I hope to work with Jack on projects in the future.

Dean Frew
CTO/SVP RFID Solutions SML Group

Steve Staudenmayer

I’ve had the pleasure of working daily with Jack over nearly two years on implementing, improving, and maintaining our company’s ERP system, business intelligence, and reporting.  He’s been a great mentor and leader, and has been the undeniable key to the success of the ERP system’s implementation.   I know Jack to be a great communicator and organizer, who is highly knowledgeable and insightful in ERP and many other areas of IT.  He is very practical in his approach, emphasizing the importance of aligning company culture and business processes with the ERP system (and vice versa, when appropriate).  Besides that, Jack is just a great person to work with in general, who is trustworthy, open to ideas, and a highly positive influence on the organization.

Steve Staudenmayer
BI/ERP Analyst

Ron West

Leading large-scale organizational transformation has been at the center of my entire career. Like any leadership role it can be a lonely business. Imagine my surprise and delight to find someone with Jack’s knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm who truly gets it to work alongside! Jack is a consummate professional and in the time I have known him I have already learned that he delivers results for all things ERP related. There is no substitute for the kind of expertise that Jack brings to bear in the successful and lean implementation of ERP systems.

Ron West, Corporate Transformation
Author of “Corporate Caterpillars”

Doug Schrock

To get results, people have to understand, and they need to buy in…. Jack avoids the typical overflow of consulting jargon and instead moves directly to readily absorbable concepts that work.

Doug Schrock
Partner in charge, Consulting Advisory Services, Crowe Horwath

Doug Blanchard

Lean and ERP, can they co-exist? Should they co-exist? Jack has the experience and background to answer these questions and to tie these 2 powerful philosophies and tools together toachieve efficient results and to only do what matters. As an IT professional, his personal interest in understanding Lean concepts and the application of those concepts make him a great systems implementation partner.

Doug Blanchard
Managing Director - The ProAction Group

Paul F. Magel

I have had the pleasure of working with Jack Nestell over the past few years on a significant ERP project.  I first met Jack during his ERP evaluation phase and I found him to be one of the most knowledgeable individuals in the ERP space that I have come across in my career.  He was clear in what he wanted and more clear in how he wanted to manage the implementation of the solution.  Jack employed a methodology during the implementation that led to  successful outcome and a realization of the benefits promised at the outset.  His professional style of leadership was effective as he oversaw resources from his team, the business users and the various vendors.  Always firm and consistent in his direction along with the appropriate amount of flexibility to deal with the day to day issues that you encounter in any sizable project.  Jack is a true ERP professional with the real life success to back up his credentials.  A rare breed.

Paul F. Magel
President, COMPUTER GENERATED SOLUTIONS INC.

Amanda Robinson

Jack has been a panelist for us and has provided input on our research. I am looking forward to seeing the results of his book

Amanda Robinson
Manage CIO Advisory at Info-Tech Research Group

Partners

Our Valued Partners

Value Partner Denison Consulting
Vista IT Group Partner
Oxford Corp. Partner
RippleWorx Platform Partner
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But my experience, postmerger, taught me something else: Fear of change-innate, stubborn, and resistant to reason-is a powerful force.

- Ed Catmull
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Nestell & Associates believes strongly in promoting our guiding principles. Giving to our communities is at the core of our values. For 2022, our team is supporting two organizations that focus on youth education and mentorship, and nutrition. Nestell & Associates pledges to donate 5% of our 2020 profits to BBBS and Unicef

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Nestell & Associates

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Private Equity IT & ERP Consulting

Nestell & Associates is a proven industry leader, providing private equity consulting for merger and acquisition and digital transformation leadership. Our advisory, private equity ERP consulting services can take your business to the next level.