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January 16, 2014 - Ben Grinnell, North Highland's global CIO services leader, shares advice to help CIOs shine this year.
January 2014 - Dan Reardon, CEO, provides highlights of North Highland in 2013 and discusses the opportunities for 2014
January 4, 2014 - Dr. Ricardo Martinez, North Highland's Chief Medical Officer, comments on the current ER model.
December 2013 - Fletcher Lance, North Highland's Healthcare lead, helps separate fact from fiction and quell unfounded rumors concerning the ICD-10 transition.
December 9, 2013 - Ben Grinnell, North Highland's Global CIO services leader, predicts what will disrupt the status quo in IT departments next year - and make (or break) CIOs.
December 5, 2013 - North Highland's Retail expert, Liz Ebert, discusses Black Friday sales, sales force motivation and omni-channel measurement.
December 3, 2013 - Liz Ebert and Andy Moose discuss Black Friday sales, trends and retail business models/metrics.
December 2013 - Dr. Ricardo Martinez, North Highland's Chief Medical Officer, discusses the current state of emergency care in the U.S. and shares recommended steps to regionalize and improve emergency care by leveraging emerging models of care and technology.
December 2013 - Crain's ranks North Highland as a best place to work in NYC in 2013
December 2013 - The Team Pennsylvania Foundation has ranked North Highland in its 2013 "Best Places to Work in PA."
November 27, 2013 - Fletcher Lance discusses moving beyond that adaptation phase of ICD-10 and harnessing the improved management of new, more detailed data streams to generate increased opportunity.
November 19, 2013 - Dan Reardon provides insight into North Highland's hiring and expertise model as it relates to the workforce, market, and technology.
November 12, 2013 - Daniel Durham provides his perspective on how banks and financial services firms are taking advantage of technology to provide "wow" experiences for the client.
October 15, 2013 - Ken Mathis contributes his thoughts on the potential value of real-time payments for smaller financial institutions.
October 2013 - Dan Reardon discusses North Highland's growth, entrepreneurial spirit, inclusion and diversity program and corporate responsibility.
September 23, 2013 - Fletcher Lance discusses the importance of ICD-10 and that it's not a one-and-done event. Instead, it's an evolution with continuous measurement and management of the way codes are traced and submitted.
September 19, 2013 - Consulting Magazine ranks North Highland #3 in its list of Best Firms to Work For.
September 3, 2013 - Jill Jacques discusses the importance of social media marketing for financial advisors.
August 2013 - North Highlanders discuss the company, its growth and its involvement in the Tallahassee community.
August 2012 - Florida Trend has ranked North Highland #3 in its list of Best Companies to Work For - 2013
August 2, 2013 - Jill Jacques discusses the need for financial advisors to provide more online capabilities for younger generations.
July 22, 2013 - Ricardo Martinez, North Highland's CMO and contributor to Emergency Physicians Monthly sits down with healthcare economist Dr. Mark McClellan to discuss the future of medical homes and the evolving role of emergency medicine.
July 12, 2013 - Minneapolis St. Paul Business Journal Names North Highland's Minneapolis office as one of the 2013 Best places to work.
July 11, 2013 - Doug Rossbach comments on rising flood insurance costs and the challenges lenders face.
July 1, 2013 - Doug Rossbach discusses the ramifications to the mortgage banking industry from previous storms.
July 2013 - Daniel Durham comments on employee engagement issues and ways morale can be improved within financial services firms.
June 2013 - Steve Maguire offers an op-ed on the disposition of Financial Advisors in a multi-channel world.
June 12, 2013 - Craig Sanders from Enfathom, the business intelligence and analytics solutions division of North Highland, explains how to leverage analytics to improve risk management.
June 11, 2013 - Tim Ringo recommends a 6-step approach that can help banks reward their employees fairly to keep top performers.
April 26, 2013 - Andrew Comerford discusses employee engagement within the greater Philadelphia community.
April 23, 2013 - Fletcher Lance provides a systematic approach that can help hospitals and physicians reach budget neutrality and identify new opportunities along the way.
March 2013 - Texas Monthly has named North Highland as one of the best companies to work for in Texas.
March 18, 2013 - Ricardo Martinez, from North Highland and Lynn Massingale continue their discussion on the changing role of hospitals and the future of Accountable Care Organizations.
February 19, 2013 - Fletcher notes that even with the delay in ICD-10, many small to mid-sized hospitals will be challenged to meet the latest ICD-10 deadline and with thin margins, any disruption in the revenue cycle could be fatal to them.
February 8, 2013 - Serving as the interim executive director of the HealthShare Exchange of Southeastern Pennsylvania, Martin Lupinetti provides a good overview of the HealthShare Exchange as well as North Highland's involvement in this Philadelphia Business Journal article.
February 5, 2013 - Fletcher Lance discusses the transition to ICD-10 and how many providers and payers are unnecessarily treating all codes the same, making conversion seem like an insurmountable hill to climb.
January 12, 2013 - Ric Martinez is featured in Emergency Physicians Monthly is an in-depth article that focuses on the changing role of hospitals and the future of Accountable Care Organizations.
January 11, 2013 - Doug Rossbach comments on the impact of the qualified mortgage rule on the economy and whether a secondary market could evolve outside the new CFPB rule in this article that appeared in American Banker and National Mortgage News.
January 1, 2013 - Jill Jacques discusses the importance of succession planning and the value of a seasoned employee as well as the necessity for knowledge transfer, training and development between workers to ensure employee satisfaction, retention and economic growth.
January 2013 - Dan Reardon, CEO, provides highlights of North Highland in 2012 and discusses the opportunity for 2013.
January 2013 - Colin Gunter discusses the importance on addressing customer needs and improving the customer experience online and off.
November 30, 2012 - Dr. Ric Martinez, North Highland's chief medical officer, is quoted in this New York Times article, highlighting the importance of hospital administrators and physicians working together to achieve value and performance for the patient and the hospital.
November 29, 2012 - The Team Pennsylvania Foundation has ranked North Highland as the #4 large company in its 2012 "Best Places to Work in PA."
November 28, 2012 - Dr. Ricardo Martinez, CMO, discusses healthcare policy as it relates to emergency care.
November 2012 - Chris Tapia discusses the importance and impact of innovation, the growing connectivity between manufacturing and energy efficiency, and how supply chain integration work is evolving into a broader look at supply chain risk and global network strategies.
North Highland and Sparks Grove support University of Denver Social Media Strategy for the Presidential Debate of 2012
November 5, 2012 - North Highland and Sparks Grove helped the University of Denver with the preparation, execution, and follow-on social media work for the first 2012 Presidential Debate. According to ABC Channel 7 news report, the social media effort helped to increase the University's recognition. "On the day of the debate, the University of Denver saw a total of over a million impressions on Facebook, which is more than the Democratic and Republican parties' webpages receive combined on an average day."
Check out this infographic to see the full impact that North Highland and Sparks Grove had in assisting the University of Denver host the debate.
October 19, 2012 - Dave Deiters, president of North Highland, is quoted in the Atlanta Business Chronicle. He points out that the fundamental business model of North Highland supports the culture and that it all starts with trust and accountability. "We are accountable to our consultants out servicing clients so when they hit the inevitable bumps or curves that a complicated project is going to hit, they know we are going to do the right thing."
October 2012 - Tim Gunter discusses the drivers of change affecting the energy and utilities industries.
When things get tough on the field of business, it may be time for a consultant, or a coach, to help restore perspective and purpose, or manage a complex system
October 1, 2012 - Barbara Ray and Geir Kjellevold discuss the reasons for bringing a consultant into an organization and why it makes sense.
September 25, 2012 - John Tigh, an active volunteer in the Arts & Business Council's "Technology Connectors" program, is profiled for his work with the Main Line Art Center where he facilitated the creation of a strategic technology plan for the center.
September 24, 2012 - Fletcher Lance discusses the impact that ICD-10 has on the entire hospital system including its ancillary departments and how testing strategies are critical to success.
September 7, 2012 - Ric Martinez, North Highland's Chief Medical Officer, discusses why U.S. healthcare costs are out of control and how hospitals and other healthcare organizations can cut costs?
August 24, 2012 - Emily Yang discusses the latest business strategy of targeting women and the reasons for investing in this audience.
August 2012 - For the sixth consecutive year, Consulting Magazine has named North Highland as a Best Firm to Work For.
July 24, 2012 - Florida Trend has named North Highland the #1 large company in its list of Best Companies to Work For - 2012.
July 2012 - Mike Lee, president of North Highland, discusses a number of initiatives including the Changing Nature of the Customer Relationship perspective, Sparks Grove, Business Intelligence and North Highland's global growth.
July 2012 - Fletcher Lance and Emily Yang provide insight into the challenges and opportunities beyond healthcare reform.
June 22, 2012 - In this article, North Highland's Fletcher Lance advises healthcare professionals to look beyond the ICD-10 implementation to systems and applications that could also be affected by this major healthcare transition.
June 2012 - Fletcher Lance comments on the implementation of ICD-10 and the impact that a one year delay has on payers and providers.
June 2012 - Washington Business Journal names North Highland's Washington, DC office one of the best places to work.
May 14, 2012 - Diane Denholm and Ventris Gibson highlight some of the activities that will most likely be needed to comply with the policy, including an increase in the use of automation and video conferencing technology.
May 2012 - NJBiz names North Highland's Princeton office the #1 Best Place to Work in New Jersey.
April 30, 2012 - Guy Wakefield bylined this article on medical governance how it supports innovation, integrity and provides uniformed guidance within a global compliance program.
April 16 - Diane Denholm, former fed and current VP at North Highland, shares some of the off-limits remarks she has heard throughout the years.
April 16, 2012 - North Highland's Diane Denholm discusses how employee engagement is a critical factor in the successful execution of an agency's mission.
April 2012 - Minnesota Business names North Highland's Minneapolis office as one of the Best 100 Companies to work for.
April 2012 - Jim O'Connor discusses how finance professionals can do 'more with less'. Telecom's tumultuous transformation
April 2012 - Michael Waters, discusses the disruptive forces that the industry has faced as well as the blurring between media and telecom.
March 21, 2012 - North Highland's Mike Keenan discusses pharmaceutical companies' emphasis on the business development function and their partnerships with VC funds and other organizations.
March 16, 2012 - North Highland's Jim Arnold discusses mobile businesses and the reasons for its growth spurt.
March 6, 2012 - Dan Reardon, North Highland's CEO, comments on conducting business abroad in this article in The Economist.
February 2012 - Texas Monthly has named North Highland as the #2 large company to work for in Texas.
January 25, 2012 - Dan Reardon, CEO, comments on the up-or-out model of employee performance in Fortune.com, and the different approach that North Highland incorporates to create camaraderie and a focus on client success and not just individual success.
January, 2012 - North Highland consultants discuss the importance of workforce planning and the integral role it plays in the strategic management process in this article in Workforce Solutions Review.
January, 2012 - Dan Reardon, CEO, discusses North Highland's growth plans over the next ten years, including how $300 million will become $1 billion by 2020.
December 20, 2011 - North Highland's Fletcher Lance discusses how even the best-positioned hospitals and health systems are struggling with some aspects of meaningful use, as well as the path forward in the this article of Healthcare Informatics.
December 13, 2011 - North Highland's Thomas Murphy, discusses the impact on retail the consumers are having through mobile networks and devices in an article in Supermarket News.
December 4, 2011 - A deep-rooted commitment to employee autonomy sets the tone at The North Highland Co.- and lifts the management consulting firm to the top of Crain's 50 Best Places to Work in New York City.
December 2011 - Albert Rees discusses North Highland's own unique model and culture that focuses on the client in Talent Management Magazine.
October 11, 2011 - Television marketers are eyeing consumers' iPads, iPhones, and PCs as the "second screen" of the living room - an opportunity to engage viewers simultaneously on two devices, while strengthening their audience base and reinvigorating advertiser revenue. With the year 2011 having seen a handful of second-screen successes from individual networks, global consulting firm North Highland tells M&E Daily that stakeholders throughout the television industry are looking to establish a broad second-screen market in 2012.
North Highland Second Screen Infographic
CFO Optimism Takes a Hit: Finance chiefs are much gloomier about the economy but do not expect another recession
October 1 - Kirk Hancock, North Highland's CFO, provides perspective on the current economy in this article in CFO Magazine.
August 15, 2011 - Florida Trend has named North Highland the #1 large company on its 2011 Best Companies to Work For list.
August 8, 2011 - As we start to climb out of a tough economy, executives are challenged to rekindle growth without immediately adding to payroll. A common move is to grasp for technology solutions such as customer relationship management software in the hopes that these will provide the needed improvements in operational efficiency to support market growth. North Highland Consultant Anthony Nelson discusses how companies can improve efficiency by trying the "outside-in" approach.
Government Product News - Purchasers: Know your customers' needs as the end of federal fiscal year approaches
July 31, 2011 - North Highland's Diane Denholm offers advice for public sector purchasing officers and vendors as the federal fiscal year draws to a close.
July 13, 2011 - Mike Morris, head of North Highland's Atlanta office, provides perspective on the company's international growth and how North Highland's widespread presence is necessary to the company's goal of building long-term relationships with clients in local markets.
July 1, 2011 - Senior manager Steve Pham of North Highland's Denver office provides perspective on a quality management approach integrating Six Sigma and other disciplines.
June 8, 2011 - The New York Stock Exchange was the site of the Yale CEO Summit, Sponsored by North Highland consulting. North Highland President Dave Deiters was among attendees who celebrated by ringing the NYSE's opening bell.
SHANGHAI, April 16, 2011 - CEO Dan Reardon was invited to speak on a wide range of topics, including innovation in the consulting industry, to the faculty and students of Antai College of Economics & Management in Shanghai, China.
ATLANTA, February 11, 2011 - North Highland topped the 2011 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas that recognizes the best employers in the state, the ones that make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees.
January 4, 2011 - By investing only in things they know will succeed, businesses limit the range of possibilities and the potential for tremendous, market-changing, competition-squelching success – the kind of success that cements a company in the minds of its customers and leads to long-term revenue advantages. North Highland Principal Julie Williamson discusses how companies can use failure as a launch pad.
November 22, 2010 - Organizations can leverage crowdsourcing to tap opinions (customers' or employees') for innovation, product design, direct access to market research or "evergreen" customer feedback and much more. North Highland Vice President Kristen Vennum, recently tapped as a "Future Leader" by Consulting magazine, discusses the wide-ranging risks and benefits of this innovative talent option and ways that consultants can help clients make use of it.
September 17, 2010 - The HITECH Act provided the healthcare industry with incentive to implement electronic health records (EHRs), but the challenges to success are enormous. North Highland Healthcare Leader Fletcher Lance offers a framework for "meaningful use" (access to information and improved outcomes) through the global consulting firm's HITECH Project Management Office.
September 7, 2010 - Global consulting firm North Highland has acquired a majority interest in HBC Consulting, a Chinese consulting firm with which it has partnered to support the needs of North Highland's U.S. clients operating in the region.
September 2, 2010 - North Highland has been named to Consulting Magazine's 2010 list of "Best Firms to Work For", marking its fourth consecutive year in the top four. This year North Highland ranks third on the prestigious list of business consulting firms.
September 1, 2010 - North Highland brought together energy and utility experts from the U.S., Europe and Asia for a three-day summit to exchange industry information, discuss geographic trends and new developments, and share successful business strategies.
August 25, 2010 - Edward Lloyd-Evans, a manager with North Highland and native of Africa, is on leave to work with The World Health Organization's APOC team to help eradicate river blindness in Burkina Faso.
June 9, 2010 - The New York Stock Exchange was the site of the Yale CEO Summit, sponsored by North Highland consulting. North Highland CEO Dan Reardon was among attendees who celebrated by ringing the NYSE's opening bell.
June 8, 2010 - North Highland consultant and former nursing director Karla Schnell offers solutions to increase satisfaction and relieve shortages in the nursing industry.
June 5, 2010 - North Highland VP Tim Gunter, leader of the firm's Energy & Utilities practice, was interviewed at The Network Grid 2010 Conference, where he spoke about trends in Smart Grid technology and ideas from some forward-thinking companies.
May 21, 2010 - Consulting Magazine has named North Highland Principal Carlos Figueroa one of its Top 25 Consultants of 2010. Figueroa was singled out for excellence in the public sector.
January 31, 2010 - North Highland's Fletcher Lance and Mark Cianciolo are among healthcare experts offering perspective on upcoming reform.
December 14, 2009 - In 2009, for the third year in a row, Consulting Magazine has ranked North Highland as one of the top four, among the world’s leading consulting firms, on its list of Best Firms to Work For. Nearly 10,000 employees representing 236 consulting firms participated in the survey. North Highland was 1st in leadership, tied for 1st in consultants’ perception that their work has a positive impact on clients, and tied for 2nd in perception that work meets clients’ needs.
November 24, 2009 - Consulting Magazine has named North Highland Vice President Kristen Vennum one of its Women Leaders in Consulting of 2009. Vennum was recognized with the Future Leader Award.
October 28, 2009 - North Highland consulting has added three nationally recognized policy and subject matter experts to its healthcare practice: Mark Cianciolo, Matt Kern and Karla Schnell.
September 11, 2009 - North Highland healthcare practice leader Fletcher Lance discusses the benefits of "frictionless healthcare", a system he developed to reduce healthcare admin costs.
June 26, 2009 - Fletcher Lance, healthcare practice leader for consulting firm North Highland, explains the benefits for clients and communities of North Highland's focus on keeping its consultants living and working where its clients do.
March 28, 2009 - The Centers for Disease Control recorded the first onset of swine influenza A, H1N1 in a human. Just one month later, 10 geographically dispersed U.S. states, Mexico and seven European countries had confirmed cases of the same viral infection, and the World Health Organization (WHO) upgraded its pandemic alert to stage 5, just below the stage 6 level that characterizes a full-fledged pandemic.
September 10, 2008 - North Highland was honored with Consulting Magazine's Best Firms to Work For 2008 Award, placing third among the world's leading consulting companies. The competition included 205 firms.
May 2008 - North Highland and its highly successful program of employee ownership are profiled in the e-zine of the Beyer Institute, part of the Rady School of Management at the University of California. The Beyster Institute is dedicated to integrating employee ownership and entrepreneurship as a way to build high-performing enterprises and improve corporate performance.
April 13, 2008 - North Highland's chairman and founder, Dave Peterson, is the featured guest on "Georgia Business", a Georgia Public Broadcasting show that profiles the state's business leaders.
Sparks Grove's Brian Sherwell to Speak on Data Visualization and Implications for Chronic Healthcare Management
ATLANTA, March 6, 2014 - Sparks Grove, a division of North Highland, is pleased to announce that Brian Sherwell, Creative Director, will be speaking at the 2014 South by Southwest (SXSW) festival.
LONDON, February 13, 2014 - North Highland is proud to announce it was named a finalist for both the "Professional Service Marketing" category and "Marketer of the Year" category at the prestigious Chartered Institute for Marketing Excellence Awards last night. The award nominations followed the successful rebranding of North Highland's London based consulting business Qedis, to North Highland in 2013.
ATLANTA, December 4, 2013 - Strategic marketing and creative agency, Sparks Grove, a division of global consultancy North Highland; along with its research partner Econsultancy, will host a free webinar on Wednesday, Dec. 11, 2013 at noon. The webinar "The Reinvention of B2B Marketing," will present findings from their recent study on B2B marketing and provide information about how to achieve true partnerships within your organization.
North Highland's Dr. Ricardo Martinez Published in Health Affairs and Invited to Speak at National Press Club
ATLANTA, December 4, 2013 - Health Affairs, a leading peer-reviewed journal of health policy and research, published an article by North Highland's chief medical officer, Ricardo Martinez, M.D., FACEP, in its December issue. Dr. Martinez was invited to share his perspective on "Creating Integrated Networks of Emergency Care: From Vision to Value," and will share his insights this morning at the Health Affairs briefing on "Reinventing Emergency Care" at the National Press Club in Washington, D.C.
ATLANTA, November 25, 2013 - The North Highland Holding Company, Inc., parent company of global consulting firm North Highland, is pleased to welcome Loretta Penn to the company's Board of Directors.
ATLANTA, November 20, 2013 - North Highland, a global consulting firm, along with its marketing services division, Sparks Grove, has capabilities to help pharmacies and retail clinics realize new revenue growth with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
ATLANTA, November 19, 2013 - Atlanta-based marketing strategy and creative agency, Sparks Grove, is pleased to announce the addition of Lange Taylor as Vice President. In this role, Taylor will be responsible for driving client growth and agency development across key accounts with a concentrated focus on lifestyle marketing sectors, including travel and hospitality.
ATLANTA, November 14, 2013 - North Highland, a global consulting firm, is finalizing capabilities to help retail pharmacies and healthcare-related retailers realize new revenue growth with the passage of the Patient Protection and Affordable Care Act (ACA).
ATLANTA, November 8, 2013 - Global consulting firm, North Highland, is pleased to announce that Vicki Shillington, Vice President and global Professionalizing IT Lead for North Highland, was the recipient of Consulting Magazine's 7th annual "Women Leaders in Consulting Leadership Award."
ATLANTA, November 5, 2013 - A new study, A Reinvention of B2B Marketing: The Impact of Partnership on Enterprise Growth," was released today that examines the partnership between sales and marketing within enterprise business-to-business (B2B) companies.
ATLANTA, October 25, 2013 - Atlanta-based marketing strategy and creative agency, Sparks Grove, today announced that it has achieved 50 percent annual growth during the past two years, more than doubling in size during that time. The agency, which is the marketing division of global consulting firm North Highland, was founded nearly seven years ago and continues to build upon its expertise in the financial services, travel/hospitality, communications and media industries through engagements with new clients, as well as the expanding scope of work with existing accounts.
ATLANTA, October, 2013 - Atlanta-based marketing strategy and creative agency, Sparks Grove, is pleased to announce the appointment of Elizabeth Searcy as Vice President. In this role, Searcy will be responsible for the acquisition and development of target accounts and will lead complex client engagements from strategy to delivery.
ATLANTA, September 10, 2013 - For the seventh consecutive year, Consulting Magazine, the leading magazine for consulting professionals, named global consulting company North Highland as a best company to work for worldwide. Ranked third on the "2013 Best Firms to Work For" list, North Highland has placed in the top four every year since 2007. The rankings are determined by the results of Consulting Magazine's annual survey completed by more than 12,000 consulting professionals representing approximately 400 firms.
ATLANTA, September 9, 2013 - Global consulting company North Highland is pleased to announce the appointment of Matthew Klein to its senior leadership team as chief marketing officer. In this role, Klein will lead the company's global marketing and public relations programs, including directing branding, messaging and communications efforts to further protect and promote the North Highland brands worldwide.
ATLANTA, June 19, 2013 - Sparks Grove, the full-service marketing division of North Highland, a global consulting company, congratulates Minsoo Pak for being recognized with a Silver Stevie Award for "Executive of the Year" for the advertising and marketing category during the 11th annual Stevie American Business Awards. The Stevie Awards organizes several of the world's leading business award shows including the prestigious American Business Awards* and International Business Awards*.
CHARLOTTE, N.C., May 20, 2013 - Global consulting company, North Highland congratulates Andy Moose for being named one of Consulting Magazine's "Top 25 Consultants." The honor recognizes the most influential consultants of the year and Moose was specifically honored for his "Excellence in Retail."
LONDON, UK, May 13, 2013 - North Highland (formerly Qedis Consulting)
CHARLOTTE, NC, May 10, 2013 - Global consulting company, North Highland, is pleased to announce two recent promotions in its Charlotte office. Brian Dunham has been promoted to vice president serving financial services accounts, and Andy Moose to vice president serving retail and consumer products accounts.
ATLANTA, May 9, 2013 - North Highland, a global consulting company, is pleased to announce the promotion of five senior executives as part of a company-wide initiative to support its growth and enhance value for its clients.
PHILADELPHIA, May 8, 2013 - Global consulting company North Highland congratulates John Tigh for being named the 2013 Technology Connectors Volunteer of the Year by the Arts & Business Council of Greater Philadelphia. The award recognizes outstanding leadership, innovation, volunteerism and partnerships in the support and service of the arts and cultural sector of the Philadelphia region.
ATLANTA, May 3, 2013 - Global consulting company, North Highland, is pleased to announce its second annual global "Day of Giving Back." On May 4, employees, clients, friends and family of North Highland from around the world will join forces to help local organizations make a difference. More than 1,200 individuals from 21 offices in the U.S. and Shanghai will participate in projects that give back to communities.
LONDON, April 16, 2013 - North Highland, a global consulting company, and Qedis Consulting are pleased to announce that they will combine under a single global brand, North Highland Worldwide Consulting. This follows on a long term relationship between the two firms that began in 2005. The rebranding will enable the UK business to broaden and deepen its expertise and service offerings, adding an exciting new global player to the UK consulting marketplace.
NASHVILLE, Tenn., March 21, 2013 - Global consulting company, North Highland, is pleased to announce that Fletcher Lance, vice president and national health care leader, has been selected as a member of the inaugural Nashville Health Care Council Fellows class. The Fellows initiative engages industry leaders in defining health care's greatest challenges while exploring new strategies for the future.
ATLANTA, February 19, 2013 - Global consulting company North Highland congratulates Nancy Schultz for being named a finalist in the Nashville Business Journal's "2013 Women of Influence Awards." Recognizing that growing the strength of business women is essential to the overall success of the community, the "Women of Influence Awards" program has been honoring influential, powerful women in Tennessee for seven years. Schultz joins nine other community leaders in the "Company Executive" category.
ATLANTA, November 20, 2012 - Today, global consulting company North Highland announces that board member Michael W. Trapp has been elected non-executive chairman of the board, succeeding company co-founder and current chairman, Dave Peterson. As chairman, Trapp's experience as a longtime member of North Highland's board, coupled with his extensive experience advising global companies will further support North Highland's international growth and expansion.
RICHMOND, VA, September 12, 2012 - North Highland, a global consulting company, announced today that Brian Epley has joined the company as the public sector lead for the Commonwealth of Virginia. Epley will leverage over 17 years of experience leading complex business transformation, technical program operations, and service delivery in State and Federal government and the private sector.
ATLANTA, August 27, 2012 - For the sixth consecutive year, Consulting Magazine, the leading magazine for consulting professionals, recently named global consulting company North Highland as a best company to work for worldwide. Ranked third on the "2012 Best Firms to Work For" list, North Highland has consistently placed in the top four every year since 2007. In addition, Consulting Magazine named North Highland as the number one company for work/life balance. The rankings are determined by the results of Consulting Magazine's annual survey completed by more than 13,000 consulting professionals representing approximately 400 firms.
ATLANTA, August 15, 2012 - Global consulting company, North Highland, has announced the addition of Ricardo Martinez, M.D., FACEP as its first chief medical officer. As a nationally recognized board-certified emergency physician and thought leader in healthcare, Dr. Martinez will expand North Highland's robust healthcare services in the clinical side of its consulting work. He will help North Highland provide guidance to health systems around the healthcare dyad leadership model. As traditional lines between providers, payers and clinicians evolve and new market models emerge, the dyad model offers strategic approaches that focus on integrating the delivery of cost-effective and quality care to patients and populations.
ATLANTA, August 1, 2012- North Highland, a global consulting company, today announced the launch of Enfathom, a new business intelligence (BI) and analytics solutions division created to help clients organize and analyze their data to produce meaningful, actionable insights.
ATLANTA, June 28, 2012 - North Highland is pleased to announce the appointment of Maria Bothwell as president of Sparks Grove, North Highland's new full-service marketing division launched earlier this year. Prior to joining Sparks Grove, Bothwell opened North Highland's Washington, D.C., office where she was the office lead for the past nine years.
TALLAHASSEE, FL, June 25, 2012 - Global consulting company, North Highland, has announced the addition of Barbara Ray as vice president and new local office leader in Tallahassee. Ray will also serve as a member of North Highland's Public Sector Global Expertise Network leadership team and will lead company efforts to expand its public sector footprint in existing markets as well as create opportunities in new markets.
ATLANTA, June 12, 2012 - North Highland, a global consulting company, is pleased to announce Michael Carberry, principal in the Charlotte office, as a recipient of Consulting Magazine's Top 25 Consultants achievement award. Carberry is one of two consultants recognized by the magazine for excellence in financial services.
ATLANTA, June 05, 2012 - North Highland recently announced the opening of its first office in Boston, bringing the total number of U.S. offices for the global consulting company to 21. Leading the office will be Kathy Battistoni, a Boston resident for more than 25 years. Battistoni brings a robust knowledge of the Boston market to her role along with both industry and consulting experience for various Fortune 500 companies.
ATLANTA, May 10, 2012 - Global consulting company, North Highland is pleased to welcome Valerie Barckhoff as a vice president in Atlanta. Barckhoff brings a wealth of experience in healthcare consulting and executive management to her role and will lead North Highland's services to Atlanta healthcare clients.
ATLANTA, April 27, 2012 - Global consulting company, North Highland, is pleased to announce its first annual global "Day of Giving Back." On April 28, employees, clients, friends and family of North Highland offices from around the world will band together to volunteer with local organizations to positively affect others.
ATLANTA, April 17, 2012 - Global consulting company, North Highland, is pleased to announce David Reiling as the new executive vice president of international business. In this role, Reiling will be responsible for developing business opportunities, expanding into new international markets and working with Highland Worldwide partners to drive business growth. He will also provide direction and has P&L responsibility for all non-US offices.
ATLANTA, April 10, 2012 - Global consultancy North Highland welcomes strategic marketing agency Sparks Grove as a core component of its new marketing division. By joining forces, the companies now offer clients comprehensive marketing consulting services, complemented by a full creative agency. The new North Highland marketing division will operate under the Sparks Grove brand.
WASHINGTON, D.C., March 5, 2012 - Global consulting firm, North Highland, is pleased to welcome Ventris Gibson to its Washington, D.C. office. Gibson's focus will be to help expand North Highland's presence in the federal human capital service area. An experienced professional, Gibson brings more than 38 years of experience in the federal and human resource sectors to North Highland.
ATLANTA, February 21, 2012 - Global consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce the promotion of five of its Atlanta-based consultants to vice president: Kyle Anderson, Scott Bryan, Dani Hopkins-Robertson, Alva Jones and Andrea Turgeon. Each is recognized for their contributions to the sustained growth of the Atlanta office and fostering long-term client relationships.
North Highland Vice President Honored with Consulting Magazine's Women Leaders in Consulting Achievement Award
ATLANTA, November 11, 2011 - Global consulting firm, North Highland, is pleased to announce that Linda Ferrone, vice president at North Highland, is a recipient of Consulting Magazine's 5th annual "Women Leaders in Consulting Achievement Award."
ATLANTA, November 1, 2011 - North Highland, a global consulting firm, is pleased to announce that Cindy Davis and Vipul Kapadia have recently joined the company. Davis will serve as vice president of human resources and Vipul "Vips" Kapadia has been appointed vice president of consulting support services.
ATLANTA, September 7, 2011 - Consulting Magazine, the leading magazine for consulting professionals, recently named global consulting firm North Highland third on its list of "2011 Best Firms to Work For." This marks North Highland's fifth consecutive year with a top four ranking for the award.
ATLANTA, July 11, 2011 - North Highland is pleased to announced Tokyo's Genex Partners as a new member company and consulting partner within Highland Worldwide. The partnership further extends North Highland's global reach in the Asia-Pacific region.
ATLANTA, May 5, 2011 - Global consulting firm North Highland's headquarters, in Atlanta, will be moving in November 2011 to significantly larger space, reflecting the firm's continued and projected growth.
HOUSTON, April 18, 2011 - Global consulting firm North Highland has named VP Clark Varner as its new Houston Office Leader.
ATLANTA, March 3, 2011 - Global consulting firm North Highland has announced the opening of an office in St. Louis. The St. Louis office, along with a Minneapolis office opened at the end of 2010, marks North Highland's expansion in the Midwest.
ATLANTA, February 11, 2011 - North Highland topped the 2011 list of the 100 Best Companies to Work for in Texas that recognizes the best employers in the state, the ones that make it a priority to create better workplaces for their employees.
ATLANTA and MINNEAPOLIS, January 5, 2011 - Global consulting firm North Highland announces its expansion into the Midwest United States with the acquisition of Insight Solutions Group, Inc., a Minneapolis-based management consulting firm. The acquisition marks the establishment of North Highland's twentieth U.S. office.
North Highland Sponsors 3rd Annual KIPP Colorado Schools Fundraising Breakfast
DENVER, October 18, 2010
The Denver office of North Highland, a global consulting firm, announced that it will serve as a key sponsor for the upcoming KIPP Colorado Schools 3rd Annual Fundraising Breakfast. North Highland is one of the founding corporate sponsors for KIPP Colorado Schools and has sponsored all of the organization's major events.
North Highland Opens Office in Jacksonville
ATLANTA and JACKSONVILLE, October 14, 2010
Global consulting firm North Highland today announced its expansion into Jacksonville, Florida, with the opening of its nineteenth U.S. office. While the firm has serviced Jacksonville-based companies for many years, this marks the establishment of a permanent presence in the area. Other North Highland locations in Florida include Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa.
North Highland Sponsors Hopebuilders 5K Run/Walk in Charlotte for Fifth Year
CHARLOTTE, October 5, 2010
The Charlotte office of global consulting firm North Highland will serve for the fifth year as a key sponsor of the Hopebuilders 5K Run/Walk. This premier family fundraising event benefits Levine Children's Hospital.
North Highland Acquires Majority Interest in China-Based Consulting Firm
ATLANTA, September 7, 2010
Global consulting firm North Highland has acquired a majority interest in HBC Consulting, a Chinese consulting firm with which it has partnered to support the needs of North Highland's U.S. clients operating in the region.
North Highland Earns a Top Ranking as Best Place to Work
ATLANTA, September 2, 2010
North Highland has been named to Consulting Magazine's 2010 list of "Best Firms to Work For", marking its fourth consecutive year in the top four. This year North Highland ranks third on the prestigious list of business consulting firms.
North Highland Brings Global Energy Summit to Charlotte
ATLANTA, September 1, 2010
North Highland is bringing together energy and utility experts from the U.S., Europe and Asia for a three-day summit to exchange industry information, discuss geographic trends and new developments, and share successful business strategies.
North Highland Principal Co-Authors Chapter in Book on Knowledge Management
Denver, August 17, 2010
Julie Williamson, a principal with global consulting firm North Highland's Denver office, has co-authored a chapter in Communication and Organizational Knowledge: Contemporary Issues for Theory and Practice.
North Highland's Carlos Figueroa Among Industry's Top 25 Consultants
ATLANTA, June 9, 2010
North Highland announced today that Carlos Figueroa, principal at the firm's Washington, D.C., office, has been chosen by Consulting magazine as one of its Top 25 Consultants 2010. Figueroa is a change management and human capital consultant with over 20 years of experience. He is accomplished in helping private and public sector organizations accomplish restructuring and merger and acquisition integrations with sensitivity to human behavioral needs. He also specializes in the identification, integration and launch of information technology spanning multiple locations. Figueroa will be honored at the magazine's Top 25 Awards Dinner on June 17 at the St. Regis Hotel in New York.
North Highland's Peter Herbert Joins Fulton Education Foundation Board of Directors
ATLANTA, June 8, 2010
North Highland announced today that Peter Herbert, principal at its Atlanta office, has been named to the board of directors of the Fulton Education Foundation (FEF). In this role, Herbert will join other Fulton County education and business leaders in providing strategic guidance and oversight to the organization dedicated to promoting excellence in the Fulton County School System.
North Highland Executive Named to Theatrical Outfit Board of Directors
ATLANTA, June 3, 2010
North Highland has announced that Matt Kern, a principal at its Atlanta office and national lead of the firm's Health Plan Practice, has been named to the board of directors of Theatrical Outfit, Atlanta's third oldest professional theater company.
North Highland Names Five to Vice President Positions
ATLANTA, May 7, 2010
North Highland has announced the appointment of five to vice president positions as the global consulting firm continues to expand both domestically and internationally. Currently, North Highland has 45 offices in the United States, Europe and Asia-Pacific.
North Highland Promotes Two to Co-President Positions
ATLANTA, May 6, 2010
North Highland has announced that former executive vice presidents David Deiters and Michael Lee have been appointed as co-presidents over the global consulting firm. The promotions will help to support North Highland's continued growth both domestically and internationally.
North Highland Gets Blood Flowing for Red Cross
ATLANTA, February 2, 2010
When someone is injured and in need of blood, most people just take for granted that the needed supply will be available. But some organization — in most cases, The American Red Cross — is responsible for making sure public donations keep pace with demand.
Former U.S. Representative Christopher Shays Joins North Highland Board of Directors
ATLANTA, June 4, 2009
North Highland, a global management and technology consulting firm, today announced a high profile addition to its board of directors with the appointment of Christopher Shays, widely respected former member of the U.S. House of Representatives. Shays, a Connecticut representative from 1987 to 2008, gained recognition for his bipartisan work and leadership positions on issues ranging from finance and health care to energy and national security.
North Highland Named One of the "Best Places to Work in New Jersey 2009"
Trenton, NJ - April 27, 2009
North Highland, a global management and technology consulting firm with 18 North American offices, including offices in Trenton, New York and Philadelphia, has been named one of the Best Places to Work in New Jersey. North Highland placed 9th among all medium-sized organizations in the annual recognition conducted by Best Companies Group.
North Highland Company Opens In Los Angeles 17th Office Establishes Coast-To-Coast Capability
August 19, 2008
The North Highland Company, an independent management and technology consulting services provider, has opened in Los Angeles, marking its seventeenth U.S. office.
Charlotte's Business Leaders, along with Al Gore's Climate Project, Assemble to Discuss Corporate Social Responsibility for the Environment
August 19, 2008
The increasing societal pressure to protect the environment and fight global warming has become a premier focus for Charlotte's corporate leaders. As such, a special presentation and panelist discussion on corporate sustainability initiatives will be conducted with many of Charlotte's leading organizations to discuss the current moral, social and governmental demands that are facing the business community today. The program will include a special presentation from The Climate Project, a non-profit public awareness organization created by former Vice President Al Gore.
International Management Consulting Summit Held In Atlanta, Georgia
May 10, 2008
Atlanta will be the site of a summit of some of the international management consulting world's foremost executives. The CEOs and Managing Partners of Highland Worldwide, an international partnership of premier management consulting firms, will hold their bi-annual business summit in the headquarters city of U.S. member North Highland. The summit is a forum for the executives from members Bonfiglioli Consulting, Horvath & Partners, North Highland, Oresys, Qedis and Twynstra Gudde to discuss strategies to better serve the global needs of major businesses while maintaining local practices critical to international business success.
North Highland Company Names Roger Terrell Chief Information Officer/Vice President of Information Services
May 6, 2008
Roger Terrell has been named Chief Information Officer and VP of Information Services for North Highland Company. Terrell is a seasoned IT professional who most recently served as Vice President -Technology at ChoicePoint (Alpharetta, GA). Prior to that, he was Senior Consultant, Systems Architecture and Integration with Perot Systems in Atlanta and Los Angeles. A native of Ohio, he currently resides in Alpharetta, Georgia.
North Highland Names Martin A. Lupinetti Principal
May 1, 2008
Martin Lupinetti has been named Principal by the Philadelphia-area office of the North Highland Company. His expertise is in IT management consulting, which encompasses managing large integration projects, project and program management consulting, process improvement and change management, focusing on public sector, financial services and manufacturing industries.
North Highland Promotes Noel Hedgecock to Principal
May 1, 2008
The North Highland Company, recently named Noel Hedgecock as Principal. Hedgecock's expertise is in managing high profile strategic initiatives as well as large-scale systems integration projects across a variety of retail, consumer packaged goods, pharmaceutical and financial services clients.
North Highland Manager Michael Hatfield Helps Change Children's Lives
March 28, 2008
Michael Hatfield was born with a severe facial deformity. Hatfield's life was transformed after receiving life-changing corrective surgeries. The tedious multi-step surgical process that began at age one and concluded when Michael was 19 was performed by renowned surgeon Dr. Kenneth Salyer, Chairman of the World Craniofacial Foundation (WCF), an organization dedicated to helping children with craniofacial abnormalities gain access to life-changing medical procedures.
North Highland Names Michael Kutner Principal
March 17, 2008
Michael Kutner has been named Principal by the Philadelphia-area office of the North Highland Company. His expertise is in Business Improvement Programs, such as Lean and Six Sigma, which encompasses deploying sustainable process-excellence and voice-of-the-customer-based initiatives that improve top- and bottom line business performance.
North Highland Names Matt Chappell Manager
March 17, 2008
Matt Chappell has been named Manager by the Philadelphia-area office of the North Highland Company. He specializes in Change Management, Systems Integration, and Customer Interaction Solutions.
Audrey Jaffe Joins Philadelphia Office Of North Highland
March 17, 2008
The North Highland Company has announced that Audrey Jaffe has joined the Philadelphia office as Senior Management Consultant, where she specializes in process change and organizational transformation, supporting clients in planning, facilitation, analysis, design, and management.
Charles Beaverson Joins Philadelphia Office Of The North Highland Company
March 17, 2008
The North Highland Company has announced that Charles "Chip" Beaverson has joined the company's Philadelphia office as Vice President, where he specializes in performance management/enhancement, finance transformation/operations, supply chain/procurement, and related technology application.
Changing the Way You Think About Consulting
September 26, 2007
Award Honors World's Best Consulting Companies
The Charlotte office for North Highland Company reports that they were honored with Consulting Magazine's Best Firms to Work for 2007 Award, placing fourth in the Top Ten among the world's leading consulting companies.
North Highland Company Names New Vice President
May 2, 2007
Rob Szumowski was promoted to Vice President of North Highland's Tallahassee office. Prior to joining North Highland, Szumowski led the growth of government services for Bearing Point and Unisys.
North Highland Company Enables Disadvantaged Children to Express Themselves Through Photography
May 1, 2007
The Denver office of North Highland sponsored an exhibit of photographs, taken by children involved in a program at the Sunshine Peak Academy, Knowledge Is Power Program (KIPP). KIPP is a national charter school program, recognized for helping economically disadvantaged students get into top tier college programs.
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