North Highland Welcomes David Cathcart as Chief Financial Officer

May 10, 2014

Utilizing his broad financial management experience, Cathcart will support the firm’s continued growth and expanded client offerings

Global management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce the appointment of David Cathcart to its executive team as chief financial officer. In this role, Cathcart is responsible for the overall financial management of the firm, including financial planning, revenue management, forecast modeling, budgeting, reporting, accounting, and the firm’s ESOP. He also has responsibility for the IT and Legal functions.

Cathcart brings deep international financial and professional services experience in leading corporate governance efforts, navigating merger and acquisition activity, and managing client relationships. This experience will complement North Highland’s existing executive team as the firm continues to focus on helping clients solve complex business challenges when and where they need it.

“We are thrilled to welcome Dave to the North Highland team; he brings a strong financial mindset and a passion for business and professional services, in particular. He understands that our clients demand expertise and professionalism from North Highland and will embrace our culture of ownership, working to ensure that we continue to deliver on our promise of client success and grow our integrated capabilities,” said North Highland CEO Dan Reardon.

Most recently, Cathcart served as interim CEO of TRX, Inc., leading its sale to Concur Technologies, Inc. in 2013. Prior to his role as CEO, he was CFO of TRX for six years, driving all financial aspects of the publicly traded company as well as managing and growing some of the company’s largest client relationships. “North Highland offers an incredible amount of opportunity and I’m honored to join the firm. As CFO, I look forward to partnering with the executive team to develop a strong strategic financial path for the continued growth of the firm,” said Cathcart.

Cathcart holds a master of business administration from University of Central Florida and a bachelor of business administration from the University of Notre Dame. He is also a Certified Public Accountant.

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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