Rochelle Rivas Joins North Highland as Vice President

In Her Role, Rivas Will Place A Strategic Focus on Business Development Across the Firm 

Sept. 23, 2020 (ATLANTA) - Leading change and transformation consulting firm North Highland is excited to announce that Rochelle Rivas is joining the firm as a Vice President with a focus on strategic growth in current and emerging markets. Rivas will be based in the firm’s Charlotte office.  

“I am excited to welcome Rochelle as Vice President. She is a progressive and results-driven leader with a proven track record providing positive change and corporate transformation through her astute understanding of business operations,” said Jim Arnold, Managing Director and President. “Her enthusiasm, dedication and energy help drive lasting relationships will be an important asset to the firm as we continue building strategic growth in key markets.” 

Rivas brings over 25 years of leadership experience to North Highland, with deep expertise directing strategic and operational functions for organizations. Prior to joining the firm, Rivas founded DARTON Group Consulting, a boutique consulting firm in the senior finance, accounting and project management space. She served as CEO for the firm for over 10 years, which was sold to CliftonLarsonAllen in 2018. She also served as vice president for Prism Companies, as well as District manager positions for Office Depot and Staples. Rivas has been recognized as a Most Admired CEO in Charlotte by the Charlotte Business Journal as well as one of the 2018 Business Women of the Year by Enterprising Women Magazine.  

Additionally, Rivas is deeply committed to serving her local community. She sits on the Executive Leadership Team for the American Heart Association as well as the Executive Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Carolinas. Rivas is a community advisor for Dress for Success and is active in Women Executives serving on the Board of Directors for WINGS.  

Rivas earned her Master of Business Administration from Queens University McColl School of Business.