Nick Dayton, Ph.D.

Praxis Quality Strategies, LLC
Lake Forest, IL 60045


Most of Nick’s past work has been in the pharmaceutical and medical products industry. Within the industry he has worked in the subfields of operations, quality, policy, business excellence, and regulatory compliance. He built and managed plants, on-boarded acquisitions, led large division and corporate functions, and worked in management positions up to senior director and vice president. Nick is most at home dealing with the complexities and criticalities of the pharmaceutical and medical products industry and embraces the role of practitioner scholar.

Nick has a master’s in organizational management and doctorates in operations management and social sciences. Nick is principal for a consulting practice, allowing for a degree of field trialing new approaches and methods for process, business, and organizational improvement and transformation as unique client needs are creatively and successfully addressed.

Nick is currently serving a five-year term as a Fulbright Scholar Specialist in social science and organizational development. The Fulbright program is administered by the U.S. Department of State’s Bureau of Educational and Cultural Affairs, promoting the international engagement of academic scholarship and building linkages between U.S. and overseas institutions.