Nick Gaich is the founder and CEO of Nick Gaich and Associates, a firm dedicated to providing executive coaching, leadership development, strategic planning, and operational performance. Nick has more than 45 years of experience. His expertise ranges from executive coaching, organizational development, supply chain management, customer service, service line economics, and clinical research administration.
Nick retired in 2012 as Assistant Dean of Clinical and Translational Research Operations, Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Research and Education at Stanford University School of Medicine. Nick provided administrative oversight and implementation of the twelve programs within Stanford Center for Clinical and Translational Education and Research playing a key role in developing, prioritizing, and implementing strategies that supported research policy and practice in multiple disciplines in all seven schools across the University. He also held a two-year appointment on the Consortium Management Group, National Center for Research Resources, National Institute of Health, providing research administration/project management support for several key function committees representing our nation’s comparative effectiveness and community engagement research.
Previously Nick was Vice President of Materials Management, Customer Service and Service Line Administrator for Orthopedics and Sports Medicine at Stanford University Medical Center. During his tenure, the Materials Management Department received the Stanford Hospital Malinda Mitchell Service Quality Department of the Year Award becoming the first non-clinical department to earn such recognition. Nick also received the Stanford Hospital Outstanding Contribution and Achievement Award.
Nick’s efforts have received significant recognition, including inclusion in Lean Six Sigma for Service by Michael L. George, Healthcare Materials Management Society Extraordinary Achievement Award. Arthur Anderson Global Best Practices in Purchasing and Supply Channel Management Award, McKinsey, CAPS Case Profile “Successful B2B e-marketplace deployment”, HealthCare Advisor Board Recognition “Best Practice Model, First Moves “Innovator Healthcare Supply Chain.”
Nick serves as Chairman, Bellwether League Inc., Board Advisor IDN Summit, Board President of the Morgan Hill Community Foundation, President of BookSmart Community Advantage and as Board Advisors for Sue’s Story (Lewy Body Dementia), Healthcare Asset Network, and Community Advisory Group, City of Morgan Hill. Nick and his family own and operate Craft Roots Bar and Veggie Grill, 100% plant-based restaurant in Morgan Hill, California.