Sara Roberts Joins North Highland as Managing Director
February 1, 2018
Roberts to Drive Growth for Key Strategic Services
February 1, 2018 (SAN FRANCISCO) – Management consulting firm North Highland is pleased to announce that Sara Roberts has joined the firm as Managing Director and Service Line Leader. In this role, Roberts will be responsible for driving the growth of the firm’s four service lines, Customer Experience, Performance Improvement, Technology and Digital, and Transformation, and will be based in the San Francisco office.
“Sara brings an incredibly strong background to North Highland, helping organizations to clarify and activate their purpose to drive their most pressing business imperatives. We look forward to leveraging her experiences in strategic transformation and culture change with our clients,” said Jim Arnold, Managing Director and President. “As a firm that is known for our human-centered approach to consulting, her expertise will continue to enhance the value we bring to our clients as they make their next moves.”
Roberts is a leading business authority and hands-on expert on innovation, purpose, and culture. She has spent the last two decades advising senior executives and leaders across nearly a quarter of the Fortune 100 companies as well as other big brands. Her focus areas include actively leveraging culture and purpose to build organizational agility, customer connection, employee engagement, and a capacity for innovation and growth critical for success in a volatile and rapidly changing world.
“North Highland’s reputation for helping its clients solve complex challenges is one of the factors that drew me to joining the firm,” said Roberts. “In this new era, businesses must become increasingly customer-centric, innovative, and agile to thrive – which is what I also see reflected in North Highland as a company. This equips us to work in a different way that brings superior results to our clients.”
Roberts is an accomplished author, and her latest book, Nimble, Focused, Feisty: Organizational Cultures that Win in the New Era and How to Create Them, was published in August of 2016. This book outlines her perspective that the most successful “new era” companies have a customer-centric purpose that focuses the organization, spurs innovation, and drives results. She is also the coauthor of the best seller Light Their Fire: Using Internal Marketing to Ignite Employee Performance and Wow Your Customers. Sara is a frequent keynote speaker and workshop presenter at top events, including those hosted by Gartner, The Conference Board, and the Association for Corporate Growth, and has been quoted and featured in numerous publications, including Businessweek, Fast Company, and Forbes.