Peter Nichol Recognized as 2023 Top BRM by the BRM Institute

BRM Institute Top BRM

Peter B. Nichol was recognized as a 2023 Top BRM on February 6, 2023 by the BRM Institute.

Each year’s Top BRM list is revealed during #BRMWeek in February. BRM Institute’s global BRM community recognizes the top BRMs that have achieved success through their BRM efforts, strengthened the global BRM community and BRM discipline, enriched lives through excellence in BRM within their organizations, and contributed to the community on a local, national, and global level.

The BRM Institute’s global BRM community recognizes the top BRMs that have achieved success through their BRM efforts, strengthened the global BRM community and BRM discipline, enriched lives through excellence in BRM within their organizations, and/or contributed to the community on a local, national, and global level.

The 2023 Top BRM awards were evaluated based on the following major criteria:

Overall Impact:

  • Explain the impact the BRM has contributed to others around the globe!
  • Share the outstanding accomplishments the BRM has delivered
  • Highlight the amazing organizational accomplishments the BRM has delivered including notable contributions, improvements, discoveries, how they have demonstrated the BRM Code of Conduct, etc.

Leading with Purpose:

  • Bring more personal purpose in the workplace.
  • Identify the convergence of the personal and organization purpose to lead towards happier individuals, stronger relationships and durable communities.
  • Demonstrate how the BRM satisfied their personal or organizational purpose through their work.

Delivering Value:

  • Articulate the value delivered by the BRM engagement
  • Quantify the value realized through BRM organizational empowerment
  • Explain the impact of the value delivered through the BRM’s efforts.

Peter Nichol is a highly respected executive, business relationship manager, and passionate evangelist for the BRM community. As a BRMP®, CBRM®, and MBRM®, he is a change champion and has fully embraced the role, capability, discipline, and philosophy of the BRM Institute to achieve powerful results.

Peter partners with companies to help ensure that BRM practices can maximize organizational value. As the first globally credentialed MBRM, his practitioner experience is world-class. This allows him to step into the role of BRM architect to ensure organizational value is elevated, captured, and aggregated for company leaders while advising BRM practices.

Peter also launched in early 2023. This is the first global forum where BRMs can connect and discuss the challenges and opportunities of their role.

Peter is also a 4x author, MIT Sloan, and Yale School of Management speaker, and avid blogger with over 350 articles published on strategy, innovation, and digital transformation.


“This year’s Top BRM winners are recognized as BRMs within the global community who embody the true spirit of the BRM discipline. Every year, I am blown away by the stories of leading BRM professionals and how their efforts have made an impact on people, BRMs, and organizations everywhere!

Your passion and devotion to impacting others through excellence in BRM contribute to the growth of the community, the strength of the BRM discipline, and a better world for us all. Congratulations on being awarded a Top BRM of 2023. Thank you for being an inspiration to the community!” — Aaron Barnes, CEO of BRM Institute


I am deeply honored and humbled to receive the Top BRM of 2023 award from the Business Relationship Management Institute (BRM Institute). It is a privilege to be a part of this incredible single global community of BRMs, who continuously inspire and support each other in our journey.

I would like to extend my heartfelt gratitude to many leaders, too many to name, who have been instrumental in my personal and professional growth as a BRM. Your guidance, wisdom, and unwavering support have been invaluable to me.

I am also grateful to all the BRMs who have shared their insights and experiences with me, both through the BRM Institute and in person at #BRMConnect. Your passion and dedication to the BRM profession have been truly inspiring, and I am honored to have learned from each and every one of you.

Here’s to our continued growth and success as a community and to make a meaningful impact in our organizations and beyond!” — Peter B. Nichol



BRM Institute. (2023). Top BRMs 2023.

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Peter is a technology executive with over 20 years of experience, dedicated to driving innovation, digital transformation, leadership, and data in business. He helps organizations connect strategy to execution to maximize company performance. He has been recognized for Digital Innovation by CIO 100, MIT Sloan, Computerworld, and the Project Management Institute. As Managing Director at OROCA Innovations, Peter leads the CXO advisory services practice, driving digital strategies. Peter was honored as an MIT Sloan CIO Leadership Award Finalist in 2015 and is a regular contributor to on innovation. Peter has led businesses through complex changes, including the adoption of data-first approaches for portfolio management, lean six sigma for operational excellence, departmental transformations, process improvements, maximizing team performance, designing new IT operating models, digitizing platforms, leading large-scale mission-critical technology deployments, product management, agile methodologies, and building high-performance teams. As Chief Information Officer, Peter was responsible for Connecticut’s Health Insurance Exchange’s (HIX) industry-leading digital platform transforming consumerism and retail-oriented services for the health insurance industry. Peter championed the Connecticut marketplace digital implementation with a transformational cloud-based SaaS platform and mobile application recognized as a 2014 PMI Project of the Year Award finalist, CIO 100, and awards for best digital services, API, and platform. He also received a lifetime achievement award for leadership and digital transformation, honored as a 2016 Computerworld Premier 100 IT Leader. Peter is the author of Learning Intelligence: Expand Thinking. Absorb Alternative. Unlock Possibilities (2017), which Marshall Goldsmith, author of the New York Times No. 1 bestseller Triggers, calls "a must-read for any leader wanting to compete in the innovation-powered landscape of today." Peter also authored The Power of Blockchain for Healthcare: How Blockchain Will Ignite The Future of Healthcare (2017), the first book to explore the vast opportunities for blockchain to transform the patient experience. Peter has a B.S. in C.I.S from Bentley University and an MBA from Quinnipiac University, where he graduated Summa Cum Laude. He earned his PMP® in 2001 and is a certified Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Masters in Business Relationship Management (MBRM) and Certified Scrum Master. As a Commercial Rated Aviation Pilot and Master Scuba Diver, Peter understands first hand, how to anticipate change and lead boldly.