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Sparks Grove Expands to London

January 10, 2017 (London) – Today, experience design agency Sparks Grove, part of management consultancy North Highland, announced the addition of a London-based team, continuing to expand the agency’s presence outside the U.S.  The diverse and multidisciplinary team in the U.S. will be augmented by 18 additional team members based in the UK market.

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North Highland Announces New Executives

December 12, 2016 (ATLANTA) – Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce the promotion of 20 employee-owners to the role of associate vice president. Read More

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North Highland Appoints Brian Wong as Los Angeles Market Lead

December 12, 2016 (Los Angeles)Management consulting firm North Highland announces that Brian Wong will serve as the lead for the firm’s Los Angeles market. Wong will be responsible for continuing to grow North Highland’s presence in the greater Los Angeles area and will report to Bob Lamont, president at North Highland and leader of the firm’s West region.  

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North Highland Appoints Sean McKenna as San Francisco Market Lead

November 3, 2016 (San Francisco) – Management consulting firm North Highland announces that Sean McKenna will serve as the lead for the firm’s San Francisco market. McKenna will be responsible for continuing to grow North Highland’s presence in the Bay Area and will report to Bob Lamont, president at North Highland and leader of the firm’s West region.  

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North Highland Announces Mary Slaughter as Chief People Officer

November 2, 2016 (ATLANTA)Management consulting firm North Highland announces that Mary Slaughter has joined the firm as Chief People Officer. In this role, Slaughter will oversee training and development, performance management and talent retention. 

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North Highland Announces Launch of Leadership Development Program in Partnership with Emory University

October 25, 2016 (ATLANTA) – Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce its partnership with Emory Executive Education, a program within Emory University’s Goizueta Business School, to launch the firm’s first comprehensive leader development program for its workforce as part of an ongoing commitment to continuing leadership development within the firm.  

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North Highland Names Brad Weatherly as Texas Market Lead

October 20, 2016 (Dallas, Texas)Management consulting firm North Highland announces that Brad Weatherly will serve as the firm’s Texas market lead. In this role, Brad will focus on driving the firm’s growth and client success in the major industries for the Houston, Dallas, and Austin markets.

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Anne Game Announced as North Highland Atlanta Market Lead

October 18, 2016 (ATLANTA) Management consulting firm North Highland announces that Anne Game will serve as the firm’s Atlanta market lead in addition to her current role as managing director. Anne will focus on continuing to grow the firm’s Atlanta market, which also serves as the global headquarters of North Highland.  

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Sparks Grove Grows Seattle Presence

October 13, 2016 (Seattle, Wash.) – Experience design agency Sparks Grove, a division of management consulting firm North Highland, is pleased to announce the expansion of its Seattle presence and the growth of the team in the market. Our diverse and multidisciplinary team in Seattle is passionate about designing and delivering experiences that help our clients grow.

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North Highland Awarded Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) IDIQ Vehicle

Note: This is an update from the original release issued on June 10, 2016

Oct. 6, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) –  Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce that General Services Administration (GSA), in partnership with the U.S. Office of Personnel Management (OPM), awarded North Highland two indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) task order contract vehicles for Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS). 

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North Highland Appoints Julie Rey as Seattle Market Lead

October 6, 2016 (Seattle, Wash.) – Management consulting firm North Highland announces that Julie Rey has been hired as vice president and will serve as the firm’s Seattle market lead. In this role, Rey will be responsible for leading the growth and development of client relationships across the Puget Sound region, while strengthening and building the local expertise of North Highland consultants. Read More

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Research Shows Companies Today Overthink and Underact in Preparing for Digital Inevitability

September 22, 2016 (ATLANTA) – To drive market gains in today’s rapid pace of digitization, organizations must move decisively to align technology and digital with strategy and culture. This is a key insight of a new white paper and survey report titled, Business at the Speed of Data: A Digital Operating Framework, from management consulting firm North Highland.

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North Highland Names Greg Bradley as Global Head of Transformation

September 13, 2016 (ATLANTA) – Global management consulting firm North Highland today announced that Greg Bradley will serve as the Global Head of Transformation for the firm. Bradley has more than 15 years of experience in management consulting, advising and leading executives in strategy and execution across multiple industries. His specific areas of expertise include large-scale business transformation, post-merger integration, financial shared services, accounting/finance, and complex program management. Read More

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North Highland Launches Economic Empowerment Corporate Social Responsibility Platform

August 31, 2016 (ATLANTA) – Global management consulting firm North Highland today launches its  social impact platform – Economic Empowerment – under the direction of newly-hired Global Head of  Philanthropy, Dianne Bernez. The intent of the Economic Empowerment initiative is to address the root cause of economic disparity, enabling at-risk individuals and families to become economically stable. In partnership with an array of civic, community and business organizations, the new social impact platform will deliver strategies and programs that support long-term financial stability, such as work skill development, in the communities where firm consultants live and work across the globe.

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North Highland Announces New Managing Directors and Vice Presidents

August 18, 2016 (ATLANTA) – Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce the promotion of two managing directors and eight vice presidents within the firm. Tony Doocey, based in London, was promoted to managing director, in addition to his role as global head of media, entertainment and communications for the firm. Barbara Ray, market lead for the Florida and Richmond markets, was also named as managing director in addition to her current role as global head of the firm’s public sector practice. 

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North Highland Appoints Marc Helberg as New York Market Lead

July 25, 2016 (New York) – Management consulting firm North Highland announces that Marc Helberg will serve as the lead for the firm’s New York market, in addition to his existing role as market lead in Philadelphia and Basking Ridge, N.J. Helberg will be responsible for continuing to grow North Highland’s presence in the Northeast U.S. and will report into Alex Bombeck, president at North Highland and leader of the firm’s North & UK region, along with service lines and capabilities.  


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North Highland Makes Top 100 Best Companies List

July 21, 2016 (FLORIDA) — North Highland was recently named one of Florida’s Best Companies To Work For.

The annual Best Companies list is featured in the August issue of Florida Trend magazine. One-hundred companies are ranked in small, medium and large employer categories.

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North Highland Features Andy Yost on Customer Experience Show

July 19, 2016 – The latest episode of The Customer Experience Show aired on July 10 featuring Andy Yost, Gannett CMO. The program, an affiliation between global managing consulting firm North Highland and the nationally syndicated The CEO Show, highlights those organizations that have reinvented the fabric of customer experience. 

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Elizabeth Searcy Named Head of Sparks Grove

July 6, 2016 (ATLANTA) – Today, experience design agency Sparks Grove, a division of management consultancy North Highland, announced that Elizabeth Searcy has been named as global head of Sparks Grove. In her new role, she’ll take on the strategic leadership responsibilities for Sparks Grove, while also continuing to serve as a client executive. Searcy will report to Sparks Grove incumbent leader, Alex Bombeck, who now serves as a president at North Highland, leading the firm’s service lines and capabilities. 

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Organizations Need To Deliver On the Triple Threat for Success: Operational Excellence, Growth & Innovation, and People

June 27, 2016 (ATLANTA) – A recent survey conducted by management consulting firm North Highland found that only 10 percent of executives strongly believe that their organization is performing at its full potential.  The full report, “The Gold Standard for Faster, Higher, Stronger Performance Improvement: A Playbook,” outlines three critical factors that are propelling the performance of today’s companies and shares the secrets for effecting the kind of performance improvement that realizes results faster and sets-up success for the long term. 

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North Highland Awarded Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS) IDIQ Vehicle

June 10, 2016 (Washington, D.C.) –  Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce that General Services Administration (GSA), in partnership with the U.S Office of Personnel Management (OPM), awarded North Highland two indefinite-delivery, indefinite-quantity (IDIQ) task order contract vehicles for Human Capital and Training Solutions (HCaTS). 

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North Highland's Barbara Ray Named "Top Consultant"

May 6, 2016 (Atlanta, Ga.) –  Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce that Barbara Ray, vice president and global public sector lead, was recently named of one of the 2016 Top 25 Consultants by Consulting Magazine

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North Highland Announces Hunter Holliday as Vice President - General Counsel

April 18, 2016 (Atlanta, Ga.) – Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to welcome Hunter Holliday to the firm as Vice President – General Counsel. In this role, Holliday will be responsible for overseeing all legal aspects of North Highland.

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North Highland's Global Health Care Lead Lance Named Health Care Hero

Nashville, TN – April 4, 2016 -- Fletcher Lance, North Highland’s global health care lead was named a 2016 Health Care Hero winner in the professional services category by the Nashville Business Journal. A panel of judges made up of past winners looked a variety of criteria, scoring nominees on everything from professional accomplishments to community involvement.  

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North Highland Announces New London Office Lead

06 April 2016 (London) - Today North Highland, the global management consulting firm, announces the appointment of Charles Vivian as the new London Market Lead. Vivian has been at North Highland for over six years, formerly operating as president of the Managed Service Division as well as leading the Retail Group and key accounts for the market. 

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North Highland Exhibiting at HiMSS 2016 - Focused on Agile Thinking and Technology Deployment That Improves Patient Health

February 25, 2016 (ATLANTA) -  North Highland is excited to announce it will be attending HIMSS 2016 – bringing its health IT expertise to the exhibit floor for the 2016 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Las Vegas from February 29-March 4, 2016. The firm is proud to be an exhibitor at this annual event that helps health IT professionals find the right solutions for their organizations. North Highland will be exhibiting in Booth 14082 in the Clinical & Business Intelligence Pavilion from March 1-3. 

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New "Florida Focus" demonstrates a growing North Highland presence throughout Florida

February 2, 2016 (Tallahassee, Fla.) - North Highland, an employee-owned management consulting firm, recently announced that it is merging and expanding its operations in Florida in order to better serve its growing client base in the state. The Florida office, which includes locations in Jacksonville, Orlando, Tallahassee and Tampa, will combine resources from throughout the state, and will be led by Vice President Barbara Ray, who is based in Tallahassee.

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North Highland Adds Four Members to Seattle Market

January 25, 2016 (SEATTLE) – North Highland, a management consulting firm, is pleased to announce the addition of four new employee-owners to its Seattle market: Jim Frazier, Heide Cassidy, Brian Eden and Tracey Liu. These new team members further strengthen and enhance North Highland’s growing presence and client service capabilities in the Seattle market.

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North Highland Appoints Carla Heimbigner as Vice President

January 18, 2016 (DENVER) – North Highland, a management consulting firm, welcomes Carla Heimbigner as vice president, supporting business development in the firm’s Denver market. She brings a wealth of experience in developing large accounts, leading diverse teams and creating an executive network. Read More

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Beth Schiavo Joins North Highland as Chief Financial Officer

January 4, 2016 (ATLANTA) – North Highland, global management consulting firm, welcomes Beth Schiavo to the firm’s executive team as Chief Financial Officer. With more than 23 years of audit and business advisory experience, Schiavo brings extensive cross-industry expertise across large multinational organizations and multidimensional insight in business strategy and process. Read More

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TrueBridge Resources is now North Highland Professional Staffing

January 4, 2016 (ATLANTA) – North Highland, a global management consulting firm, announces TrueBridge Resources, an affiliate company of North Highland, will now align with North Highland as one brand. The firm’s staffing capabilities, now called “Professional Staffing,” will continue to provide the same service – delivering unique value, big ideas and strategic business capabilities to its clients. 
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North Highland launches Culr - the mobile feedback tool for employees

LONDON, December 3, 2015 - Today North Highland, the global management consulting firm, launches Culr [pronounced Colour], a ground-breaking product for talent development, where employees use their mobiles to record and review performance feedback in real-time. 

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North Highland Named Workday Advisory Services Partner 

ATLANTA – Nov. 30, 2015 – North Highland, a global management consultancy, announced today that it has been named a Workday Advisory Services Partner. Workday (NYSE: WDAY) is a leading provider of enterprise cloud applications for finance and human resources. As a Workday Advisory Services Partner, North Highland will advise customers in a number of areas surrounding the adoption of Workday Financial Management and Workday Human Capital Management (HCM).  Read More

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North Highland Features American Express in Customer Experience Show

September 17, 2015 – The latest episode of The Customer Experience Show aired on Sept. 13 featuring Neal Sample, President of Enterprise Growth at American Express. The program, a partnership between global managing consulting firm North Highland and the nationally syndicated The CEO Show, highlights those organizations that have reinvented the fabric of customer experience. 

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North Highland Named to Consulting Magazine's "Best Firms to Work For" for Ninth Year

September 14, 2015 – For the ninth consecutive year, Consulting Magazine, the leading magazine for consulting professionals, named North Highland as a best firm to work for as part of the publication’s annual ranking
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North Highland Receives ISO27001:2013 Certification - Demonstrates Commitment to IT Management

August 28, 2015 – North Highland is proud to announce it has received an accredited ISO27001:2013 certification for its recently completed examination of controls related to information security management. ISO27001 is a global security specification awarded to companies that meet the standard as judged by accredited, independent auditors.

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North Highland Names Carey Denney as New Market Lead for Atlanta Office

ATLANTA, August 24, 2015 – North Highland, a global management consulting firm, is excited to announce Carey Denney as the new market lead for the firm’s Atlanta office, which also serves as its global headquarters. 

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Bill Lenihan Joins North Highland as Vice President of Strategy and Healthcare

ATLANTA, May 21, 2015 –North Highland is pleased to announce Bill Lenihan has joined the firm as vice president, leading the firm’s north region in health care and strategy. In this role, Lenihan is responsible for leading regional market expansion in the firm’s north region, and advising clients on corporate, growth and operational strategy, organizational alignment and innovation. Read More

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North Highland Names George Gardner as Vice President - Leading the Firm's West Region Healthcare Practice

May 18, 2015 – North Highland today announced it has hired George Gardner as a vice president, leading the West Region health care practice. Gardner will focus on growing the region’s health care portfolio and supporting North Highland’s current health care clients. His wealth of knowledge in advising companies on corporate, growth and operational strategy, organizational alignment, and innovation will be tremendous assets to the firm.  

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North Highland Hosts Annual Day of Giving Back

May 16, 2015 - North Highland, a global management consultancy, is excited to host its annual Day of Giving Back (“DOGB”) on May 16. Employees, clients, friends and family of North Highland offices from around the world spend the day volunteering with local organizations to better our communities. This year’s theme is giving back to the less fortunate. Nearly 1,500 individuals in 22 offices will participate in projects that give back to communities, including all U.S and U.K. offices. Read More

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North Highland UK Announces New Vice President of Financial Services

LONDON, April 9, 2015 - Global management consulting firm North Highland announced today that Joanna Hall has been appointed as Vice President of the UK’s Financial Services Consulting business. Read More

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North Highland Exhibiting at HIMSS 2015

March 31, 2015 – North Highland is excited to announce it will be attending the HIMSS 2015 conference – bringing its health IT expertise to the exhibit floor for the 2015 Annual HIMSS Conference & Exhibition in Chicago from April 12-16, 2015. Read More

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Sparks Grove Wins Two Amy Awards - The Firm's Work with Comcast and Sony Mobile is Honored

ATLANTA, March 19, 2015 — Sparks Grove, a leading marketing firm focused on experience design, won two prestigious Atlanta Marketer of the Year (AMY) Awards from the Atlanta Chapter of the American Marketing Association (AMA). Read More

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Barbara Ray Appointed as Member of the Florida Government Efficiency Task Force

TALLAHASSEE, March 4, 2015 – Barbara Ray, vice president and global public sector lead at management consulting firm North Highland, has been appointed as a member of the Florida Government Efficiency Task Force. Ray was appointed by Senate President Andy Gardiner, and will serve until Jan. 2016, when the Task Force is scheduled to make its recommendations to the Joint Legislative Budget Commission, Governor Rick Scott, and the Chief Justice of the Supreme Court. Read More

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Study Reveals How B2B Marketers Can Drive Standard Operating Innovation

ATLANTA, February 27, 2015 – A new study, “The Pursuit of Standard Operating Innovation,” was released today and examines how marketing innovation drives real value for companies by impacting every part of the enterprise. Read More

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Many Companies Fail to Realize Optimum Value in Consulting Projects, Say New Study

NEW YORK, February. 25, 2015—According to a new report by Forbes Insights, in association with North Highland, "Perception Versus Reality: Are You Getting Enough Value From Your Consultants?" a vast majority of executives say their consulting projects have been a success. Read More

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North Highland Announces Changes to Board of Directors - Rear Admiral Marsha Evans named non-Executive Chairman of the Board

Global management consulting firm North Highland announced today that Rear Admiral Marsha (Marty) Evans has been elected as non-Executive Chairman of the Board. Evans has been a board member since 2008, serving as Chair for the Governance Committee and a member of the Compensation Committee. Read More

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North Highland Launches the Customer Experience Show: Build-A-Bear CEO Sharon Price John Featured as First Guest

January 23, 2015 - North Highland, a global management consulting firm, is pleased to announce the launch of The Customer Experience Show, a new national radio program, in partnership with The CEO Show, a renowned and nationally syndicated radio show. Read More

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North Highland Welcomes Gary Thrash as Vice President in Jacksonville

JACKSONVILLE, January 21, 2015 - Global management consulting firm North Highland announced today that Gary Thrash has joined the firm as vice president, based in the Jacksonville office. Thrash will focus on client acquisition and growth, working with the firm’s established local team to acquire, retain and grow the Jacksonville client base. Read More

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TrueBridge Welcomes Donna Carroll as President

ATLANTA, January 20, 2015 - Utilizing her extensive staffing industry experience, Carroll will support the firm’s continued growth and expanded client offerings.

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Evolving the Call Center in an Omnichannel World - North Highland and Sparks Grove Define the New Customer Care Relationship

ATLANTA, December 5, 2014 – “Shifting from Call Center to Customer Relationship Center,” a new whitepaper from North Highland and Sparks Grove, addresses the need for organizations to rethink all channels through which they connect with customers to deliver the interactive, multifaceted customer-driven experience that their customers expect. Read More

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North Highland Welcomes Tina Ehrig as Vice President of National Healthcare and South Region Strategy

ATLANTA, December 5, 2014 –Tina Ehrig joins North Highland as vice president of strategy with a focus on the healthcare industry. Read More

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North Highland Welcomes Keith Wetmore to Board of Directors

ATLANTA, November 3, 2014 - The North Highland Holding Company, Inc., parent company of global consulting firm North Highland, announced today that Keith Wetmore has been elected to the company's Board of Directors. Read More

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North Highland’s Data and Analytics Division Continues to Grow; Welcomes Dwight Specht and Michael Winner as Vice Presidents

ATLANTA, October 23, 2014 - Global management consultancy North Highland is pleased to announce that Dwight Specht and Michael Winner have joined its Data and Analytics division as vice presidents. Read More

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North Highland Achieves "Best Firm to Work For" for Eighth Consecutive Year by Consulting Magazine

ATLANTA, September 15, 2014 - For the eighth consecutive year, Consulting Magazine, the leading magazine for consulting professionals, named North Highland as a best company to work for worldwide. Read More

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North Highland Continues Expansion of St. Louis Office Leadership Team; Welcomes Carl Turza and Mark Vreeland to St. Louis Office

St. Louis, Mo., September 25, 2014 – Global management consultancy North Highland is pleased to announce that consulting experts Carl Turza and Mark Vreeland have joined the firm’s St. Louis office. Read More

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North Highland Welcomes Beth Price as New Vice President in Nashville

Nashville, Tenn., September 19, 2014 – Strategist and operations consulting expert Beth Price joins North Highland as vice president in the firm’s Nashville office. Read More

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North Highland Names Jeff McMahon as New Market Lead for Charlotte Office

Charlotte, N.C., September 9, 2014– North Highland, a global management consulting firm, is excited to announce Jeff McMahon as the new market lead for the firm’s Charlotte office. Read More

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North Highland Expands Global Strategy Offering; Announces David Davies as Managing Director and President, Strategy Practice

ATLANTA, August 26, 2014 – Global management consulting firm North Highland announces David Davies as managing director and leader of the firm’s strategy practice. In this role, Davies is responsible for enhancing the firm’s current strategy capabilities and maintaining a sharp focus on creating value for clients by providing advice and hands on support to organizations facing operational and financial issues and opportunities. Read More

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North Highland Project Team Receives 2014 Government Computer News Honorable Mention

Tallahassee, Fla., August 22, 2014 – North Highland’s Florida Medicaid Eligibility project with the State of Florida, Department of Children and Families was recently awarded the 2014 Government Computer News Honorable Mention award for IT achievement. Read More

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North Highland Vice President Named to Nashville Health Care Council Board of Directors

NASHVILLE, July 23, 2014 - Global management consulting firm North Highland, is pleased to announce that Fletcher Lance, vice president and national health care leader, has been selected to the Nashville Health Care Council’s board of directors.  Read More

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Scott Turner Named New Market Lead for North Highland’s St. Louis Office

ST. LOUIS, July 7, 2014 – North Highland, a global management consulting firm, is pleased to welcome Scott Turner as a vice president and market lead for the  St. Louis office. Turner brings more than 30 years of progressive sales and management experience in the healthcare and technology industries. Read More

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North Highland Launches Social Insights Lab

ATLANTA, June 24, 2014 – North Highland, a global management consulting firm, announces the opening of its Social Insights Lab. North Highland’s newest solution includes a social media intelligence center located in its Atlanta headquarters, and combines the expertise of North Highland’s management consultants, customer experience experts and data scientists. This powerful combination brings the very best in new thinking and experimentation in the world of social media data.   Read More

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North Highland Hires Paul Patterson to Lead Dallas Office

DALLAS, June 19, 2014 – North Highland, a global management consulting firm, is pleased to welcome Paul Patterson as vice president and market lead for Dallas. Read More

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North Highland Welcomes New Leadership to Chicago Office

CHICAGO, June 4, 2014 -  North Highland, a global management consulting firm, is pleased to welcome Jose Martinez as a vice president and market lead for Chicago.  Read More

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North Highland's Dr. Ricardo Martinez Speaks on the State of Emergency Care in the U.S.

ATLANTA, June 3, 2014 – Ricardo Martinez, M.D., FACEP, chief medical officer of North Highland, a global management consulting firm, continues to be highly sought as a speaker and expert in the healthcare industry. Read More

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Sparks Grove appoints Alex Bombeck as President

ATLANTA, May 22, 2014 - Sparks Grove, the marketing strategy and creative division of global consultancy North Highland, is pleased to announce Alex Bombeck as its new president. The appointment of Bombeck comes amid the continued growth at Sparks Grove, and evolution of its unique business model. Read More

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Sparks Grove Hires Russell Heubach As Executive Creative Director in New York

ATLANTA April 29, 2014 – Sparks Grove, the marketing strategy and creative division of global consultancy North Highland, is pleased to announce the hire of Russell Heubach to lead creative responsibilities across multiple accounts and help reinforce its innovative business model Read More

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North Highland Welcomes David Cathcart as Chief Financial Officer

ATLANTA, April 28, 2014 – Global management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cathcart to its executive team as chief financial officer. Read More

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Global Consulting Firm Transforming Education in Atlanta

ATLANTA, April 17, 2014 – North Highland, an Atlanta-based global consulting firm, is pleased to announce its partnership with the Fulton Education Foundation and Fulton County Schools through participation in the Seed Fund.  Read More

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North Highland to Speak on Multichannel Strategies at National Pharma Summit

ATLANTA, April 15, 2014  – Global consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce that two of its senior level marketing strategy and multi-channel engagement life sciences experts will be speaking at the 12th annual  eyeforpharma Philadelphia summit being held on April 15 and April 16. Read More

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North Highland Confirms Sponsorship at the Upcoming eyeforpharma Conference in April

ATLANTA, March 24, 2014 – Global consulting firm North Highland, is pleased to announce its sponsorship and speaking participation at the 12th annual eyeforpharma Philadelphia summit being held on April 15 and April 16. Read More

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Sparks Grove Kicks Off Spring First with Tree Planting Day

ATLANTA, March 19, 2014 - After a cold, seemingly endless winter in Atlanta, Sparks Grove welcomes a new season of growth and opportunities with Spring First. Read More

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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. Read More

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Double Bubble for North Highland at the Marketing Excellence Awards 2013

LONDON, February 13, 2013 - 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. Read More

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Evolution of Marketing and Sales Webinar hosted by Sparks Grove

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. Read More

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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. Read More

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The North Highland Holding Company, Inc. Elects New Director

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. Read More

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Pharmacies and Retail Clinics have Billion Dollar Opportunity - North Highland has the Solution

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). Read More

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Sparks Grove Announces Lange Taylor as Vice President

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. Read More

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North Highland Vice President honored with Consulting Magazine's Women Leadership Award

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."  Read More

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Study Finds B2B Growth Constrained by Sales and Marketing Partnership

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. Read More

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Sparks Grove Announces 50+ Percent Growth 

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. Read More

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Sparks Grove Welcomes New Vice President

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. Read More

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North Highland Named "Best Firm to Work For" for Seventh Consecutive Year by Consulting Magazine

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. Read More

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North Highland Welcomes Matthew Klein as New Chief Marketing Officer

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. Read More

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Sparks Grove Chief Creative Officer Recognized with Silver Stevie* Award for Executive of the Year

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*. Read More

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North Highland Vice President Named a Top 25 Consultant

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." Read More

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North Highland Consultants Go 4000 Miles For Charity

LONDON, UK, May 13, 2013 - North Highland (formerly Qedis Consulting), a global consulting company, along with other members of the Highland Worldwide partnership, participated in a global charity initiative called, 'Challenge You'. Eighty sporty management consultants from North Highland UK cycled, rowed, walked, and ran their way to collectively hit 4000 miles - the distance between the London office and global headquarters in Atlanta, Ga. The team really clocked up the miles, exceeding their goal by 20%, and actually covering more than 5000 miles. The team started peddling at 4:00 a.m. near Molesy Boat Club in Kingston, which was the base camp for the day and home to the finish line celebration once the challenge was completed. Read More

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North Highland Names Two New Vice Presidents in the Charlotte Office

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. Read More

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North Highland Embarks on Second Annual Day of Giving Back

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. Read More

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North Highland announces Qedis Rebranding

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. Read More

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North Highland Vice President Named to Nashville Health Care Council Fellows

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.

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North Highland Vice President Recognized as a Woman of Influence

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. Read More

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Brian Epley to Lead North Highland's Public Sector Services in the Commonwealth of Virginia

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.  Read More

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North Highland Named "Best Firm to Work For" for Sixth Consecutive Year by Consulting Magazine

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. Read More

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North Highland Appoints Dr. Ricardo Martinez as Chief Medical Officer

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.  Read More

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North Highland Launches Enfathom; New Business Intelligence and Analytics Solutions Division

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. Read More

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Barbara Ray Joins North Highland's Tallahassee Office

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.  Read More

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Michael Carberry Recognized as a 2012 Top 25 Consultant by Consulting Magazine

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.  Read More

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North Highland Opens New Office in Boston

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.  Read More

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North Highland Continues to Grow with New Executive Hire

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.  Read More

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North Highland Launches Global Day of Giving Back

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.  Read More

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North Highland Introduces New, Full-Service Marketing Division

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. Read More

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