Peter Nichol Recognized as 2020 BRM Trailblazer: Purpose in Evolution!

Peter B. Nichol was recognized as a 2020 BRM Global Community Excellence Award Winner for BRM Trailblazer: Purpose in Evolution! August 25, 2020, by the BRM Institute.

BRM Institute would like to extend a huge congratulations to Peter Nichol, MBRM for being the 2020 recipient of the Global BRM Community Excellence Awards for the Trailblazer: Purpose in Evolution!

Nominated by the Global BRM Community, The Trailblazer: Purpose in Evolution award is for individuals who have demonstrated an evolution to purposefully and effectively partner with their peers across the organization sharing ownership of strategy and results. It also looks at the evolution of an individual’s development as well as their partners’ evolution. The Purpose in Evolution award recognizes the belief that BRM is everywhere.

This award is the highest honor in the Business Relationship Management (BRM) profession. The award recognizes the recipient’s efforts to strengthen the global BRM community and business environment as well as enrich lives through excellence in BRM within their organizations and contributions to the community on a local, national, and global level.

Ultimately, the award shines a spotlight on outstanding accomplishments of industry professionals for efforts driving BRM community
involvement/stewardship, convergence, business value, creativity and innovation, and making the world a better place.

BRM Institute is proud to honor Peter Nichol, MBRM for his unique contributions to BRM as a philosophy, capability, discipline, and role.


“It’s an honor to be recognized for leading innovation for the global business relationship management community. The evolution of the philosophy, capability discipline, and the role has been truly remarkable. Progressive and innovative organizations across the globe and acknowledging that Relationshipism is a foundational element of the most successful and efficient companies. My organization has taken similar steps forward to embrace the practice and elevate the role of the BRM. I couldn’t be prouder, my team, for tackling the more difficult challenges of BRM adoption during a time when change is ever constant. — Peter B. Nichol, MBRM

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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.