Clarkston Consulting promotes two to associate partner

19 January 2024 2 min. read
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Clarkston Consulting, a business consultancy focusing on the life sciences, consumer products, and retail industries, has promoted Lynette Nazabal and Evan Shirley to associate partner.

Based in Holly Springs, NC, Nazabal has nearly 18 years of experience in pharma and biotech, with expertise across quality systems, laboratory operations and technology, validation, regulatory operations and compliance, and manufacturing execution systems (MES). She has also worked with pre-commercial companies as they develop digital strategies and IT commercialization roadmaps.

Nazabal has spent over 10 years at Clarkston, most recently as a client solutions executive. She was previously a project manager at Werum IT Solutions (now Korber Pharma), an MES solution provider, and a quality control scientist at Pfizer.

Nazabal has an MBA from the University of Phoenix and a bachelor’s degree in biology from St. Andrews Presbyterian College.

Clarkston Consulting promotes two to associate partner

Based in San Diego, Shirley has over eight years of consulting experience, with a focus on providing strategy, M&A, sales and marketing, and technology consulting to clients in life sciences, consumer products, and retail industries.

He has been at Clarkston since joining the firm in 2015 as an associate consultant. He most recently was a client solutions executive focusing on engagements in management, operations, and technology. Before Clarkston, Shirley was a business analyst at Boston Scientific.

He has a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Babson college.

“During their tenures at Clarkston, Lynette and Evan have both consistently delivered for our clients and have helped our firm grow to what it is today. I am excited for Lynette and Evan to join our leadership team, as I know their expertise and innovative thinking will help our firm continue to grow and expand to better serve our clients," said Tom Finegan, CEO of Clarkston Consulting.

Founded in 1991, Clarkston has more than 450 professionals across offices in Durham, NC; Roanoke, VA; Atlanta, GA; Bridgewater, NJ; and Detroit, MI. The firm’s consulting services span strategy, M&A, supply chain, quality and compliance, sales and marketing, people and change, digital and technology, and data and analytics.