Judy Nygard


About Judy

Judy has 30 years of experience serving as the global practice leader across the areas of Leadership, Culture, Talent and Rewards for the worlds largest consulting firms. In these roles she led the services, worldwide practitioners, managed the P&L for over 40 countries and has built trusted partnerships with leading global organizations.

Judith Nygard, C.P.A. is the CEO and Managing Partner for Strategic Growth and Transformation Partners LLC (SGT).  She leads the firm’s services dedicated to helping organizations achieve strategic business growth and transformation through a focus on high impact Leadership, Culture, Talent and Rewards. She is a trusted advisor to leading global organizations with a proven record of developing market leading Human Capital strategies, programs and practices, with a focus on helping organizations define their leadership and workforce requirements, deliver better financial results and ensure the optimal performance through leaders and organizational talent.  Judy partners to deliver Business Value Through People.

Judy has extensive experience partnering with large, complex global organizations.  She assists with vision, practices, design and implementation of Leadership, Culture, Talent and Total Rewards strategies. With 30 years of business leadership and consulting experience, Judy is a recognized leader in enabling strategic business objectives, workforce planning, and managing human capital issues across geographic and organizational boundaries. She incorporates leadership in all aspects of global HR, including strategy, structure, program design, implementation, regulatory considerations, valuation, equity and competitive assessment.

The premier global companies Judy has worked with span various industries, including Consumer Goods, Technology, Financial Services, Pharmaceutical, and Biotech. She is an author and frequent speaker on global Human Capital practices.  Her recent speaking engagements include several Business Leadership forums, CEO Leadership Conferences, CFO Leadership Conferences and Industry Conferences across the globe. 

Prior to establishing Strategic Growth and Transformation Partners (SGT), Judy was the Global Practice Leader for the Talent, Rewards and Mobility Advisory and Transformation Practice at Deloitte.  This followed her tenure as the Managing Principal and Global Practice Leader of the Talent and Rewards Practice at Towers Perrin and Hewitt Associates.  In these roles, she lead the development and global expansion of the practices as well as all consulting practitioners across the globe with P&L accountability in over 40+ countries. Judy is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA) and a Certified Global Management Accountant (CGMA). She has a B.S. in accounting from the University of Illinois and a certificate in arts and sciences from Northwestern University.