After having firmly established itself in Atlanta, North Highland identified real opportunity in Orlando and soon gained a major entertainment company as its first large client there. In 1997, Orlando became home to North Highland's second office. Since our office opened, we have been so successful that we have become a key support team in the launch of other North Highland offices throughout the country.
We serve clients in a range of industries including entertainment, healthcare, publishing, insurance, financial services, educational institutions, telecommunications, food service, county and local government, and the Armed Forces. We continue the spirit of ownership that is the cornerstone of North Highland's culture by engaging every office member in at least one strategic investment project focused on office improvement and growth.
- Linda Ferrone
- Vice President and Local Office Lead
Linda is a Group Vice President with North Highland, responsible for Florida, Washington D.C., Richmond, and St. Louis. She has over 20 years of experience working with companies to improve their performance through strategic planning and execution, professional facilitation, organizational change management, performance management, and supply chain management. She is an active leader in the community, serving as a Commissioner for the Orlando Utility Commission, Board member for the Orlando Science Center, and member of the National Entrepreneur Center 100 Club. Prior to joining North Highland, Linda held management positions with Ernst & Young, Radiant Systems, and The Quaker Oats Company.
- Karl Nebel
- Vice President
Karl has over 20 years of experience in helping companies improve their business operations through strategic planning, marketing, process improvement, systems management and organizational change. He is active on several local non-profit boards and has helped place North Highland team members in a variety of community-focused organizations. He has been active with the Metro Orlando EDC for over 10 years and is now a member of the board. Karl has a BS in Computer Science from the University of Florida and an M.B.A. from the University of Central Florida. His industry background includes Lockheed-Martin, Disney, Orlando Health, and Florida Hospital.