North Highland Names George Gardner as Vice President

May 18, 2015

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.  

“George has a variety of experience in developing innovative health care strategies, collaboration across-industries, and overall successful implementation,” said Bob Lamont, West Region President. “North Highland is excited to leverage George’s deep health care knowledge, helping us to drive even more value for our clients.”

Gardner joins the firm with more than 20 years of experience in designing and implementing innovative, actionable strategies and the supporting organizations and capabilities. He has spoken at various venues on innovation in health care, patient and physician engagement, and new business models. Gardner has also worked in private equity and venture development, crafting joint ventures in the insurance industry and launching one of the largest IPO’s on the NYSE.

Most recently, Gardner joins North Highland from KPMG where he built out insightful new offerings and go-to market strategies. Prior to KPMG, Gardner worked at Accenture as a strategy executive, where he advised clients on the new dynamics and opportunities in the health care marketplace.  

Gardner earned his MBA at New York University and his bachelor’s degree from University of California, Berkley.

About North Highland

North Highland is a global management consulting firm known for helping clients solve their most complex challenges related to customer experience, transformation, performance improvement, and technology and digital. We add value and support our clients across the full spectrum of consulting, from strategy through delivery. We bring the big ideas, then we make them real. North Highland is an employee-owned firm, headquartered in Atlanta, Ga., with more than 3,000 consultants worldwide and 60+ offices around the globe, and has been named as a “Best Firm to Work For” every year since 2007 by Consulting Magazine. The firm is a member of Cordence Worldwide (, a global management consulting alliance. For more information, visit and connect with us on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook

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