Nick Hodson is an advisor to executives in the consumer and retail industries for Strategy&, PwC's strategy consulting group. Based in San Francisco, he is a principal with PwC U.S.. He has over 18 years of consulting experience, specializing in strategy and performance improvement.
Nick originally joined Strategy& in 1994 in the London office after INSEAD and five years in the downstream oil industry. After three years, he transferred to San Francisco and was elected partner in 2002. In 2006, Nick left the firm for stints with Safeway and McKinsey. Nick returned to the firm in January 2010.
In the early part of his consulting career, Nick focused on energy clients, particularly marketing for downstream oil companies, before transitioning gradually to strategy in general and retail in particular. Today, Nick’s work focuses on strategic transformation for retail clients such as grocery stores, convenience stores, fuel stations, and increasingly design-led sectors such as apparel. Over the years, Nick has also led strategy and transformation work in industries as diverse as commercial airplanes, railroads, chemicals and telecommunications.
Nick earned an M.A. in Geology from Oxford University and an MBA from INSEAD.