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North Highland PORTLAND

The Portland office originally started as Acme Business Consulting, which was acquired by North Highland in 2015. This office was honored to be on Oregon Business’s 100 Best Companies to Work For in Oregon. Our consultants there work together with Portland’s top business leaders to solve the most important initiatives across a variety of industries. Aside from providing pragmatic solutions for clients, the Portland office recognizes an importance in giving back to its community. The team takes part in charitable events such as MS Walk and Diversity Summit 2015.

I am inspired every day at the caliber and capability of our team, and I am humbled by the opportunities we have to collaborate with our clients to solve their most vital problems.

— Andy MacklinVice President

Andy Macklin

Vice President Market Lead Expert
Andy leads North Highland’s Portland office and has experience in energy and utilities, transit, public sector and manufacturing industries. He has more than 11 years of management consulting experience leading complex initiatives at the intersection of strategy translation, business transformation, and technology delivery to facilitate execution of clients’ most vital initiatives.

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ACMP 2018 Conference

This month, two of North Highland’s People & Change experts, David Fisher and Chloe McDonald, will be presenting at the Association of Change Management Professionals (ACMP) Annual Conference on March 25 – 28, 2018 in Las Vegas. The conference will host more than 1,000 attendees from around the world, with sessions aimed to share the latest business solutions, explore innovative best practices and trends and provide networking opportunities. On Monday, March 26, Chloe McDonald will host a workshop titled "Old Habits Die Hard – How to Stop Them Derailing Your Change Program." The workshop will focus on the importance of eliminating automated decision making in order to introduce effective and compelling change strategies. Using an institution dealing with Brexit as an example, the workshop will highlight the methods North Highland used to exploit change in the institution's behavior to overcome decades of ingrained working habits. On Wednesday, March 28, David Fisher will host a lecture called "Agile Change Management: One Small Step for Agile Projects, One Giant Leap for Enterprise Agility." The lecture will discuss how navigate the culture-shaking change companies go through when going "Agile". The discussion will highlight successful strategies to shifting change management away from being time-boxed and decision-lagging towards being iterative, distributed and decision-enabling. To register for the ACMP Annual Conference and learn more, visit http://www.acmpconference.com/cm2018


Our Culture

In the Community

We want to create sustainable, long-term economic empowerment in the communities in which we work and live. To do that, we support projects and organizations that tackle financial stability, family sustaining employment and housing holistically, because our research shows these core areas can have a bigger and longer term impact. Our annual Day of Giving Back has been another way we have invested in local communities, doing everything from preparing meals, teaching professional workshops, painting playgrounds and more.

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