Guiding Principles

Our firm is committed to doing business with respect, integrity, and transparency.

We treat every member of our organization and our clients with respect and fairness. Maintaining a professional standard and hunger to work hard and do work you can always be proud of is how we built our firm and this is what we will continue to do.

Educator Practitioners

We see ourselves as primarily educator practitioners. Therefore, we believe strongly in the value, mission, and purpose of the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education (CAS), and we believe these same principles can be applied to other sectors outside of education. CAS, a consortium of professional associations in higher education, promotes the use of its professional standards for the development, assessment, and improvement of quality student learning, programs, and services (

It is based on this shared mission that we respectfully use and support the following principles created by the Council for the Advancement of Standards in Higher Education as a guide to how we value our practice and our clients. We did not create nor take credit for these core principles. But we support, share, and encourage other organizations to consider these as well (


Principle I - Autonomy

We take responsibility for our actions and both support and empower an individual’s and group’s freedom of choice.

Principle II - Non-Malfeasance

We pledge to do no harm.

Principle III - Beneficence

We engage in altruistic attitudes and actions that promote goodness and contribute to the health and welfare of others.

Principle IV - Justice

We actively promote human dignity and endorse equality and fairness for everyone.

Principle V - Fidelity

We are faithful to an obligation, trust, or duty.

Principle VI - Veracity

We seek and convey the truth in our words and actions.

Principle VII - Affiliation

We actively promote connected relationships among all people and foster community.


In school, you’re taught a lesson and then given a test. In life, you’re given a test that teaches you a lesson.

– Tom Bodett

About Nestell & Associates

Nestell & Associates is a strategy and management firm. We can help you take your portfolio companies to the next level by demonstrating how to execute a scalable, methodical, and disciplined approach to digital transformation success.

Merger and acquisition ERP digital transformations can be a significant challenge. But a solid framework is built on good practices with proven success. We have a successful track record with integrations, upgrades, mergers, and acquisitions, and we want to share our methods with you.

Our leadership experience in organizational change, information technology, ERP, and digital transformation crosses multiple industries.