North Highland elects CEO Dan Reardon as chairman of the board

08 March 2019 2 min. read
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Global management consulting firm North Highland announced chief executive officer Dan Reardon has been elected chairman of the board, replacing Rear Admiral Marsha Evans, who served as chair for three years. Loretta Penn was also chosen as lead director of the board.

Reardon has served as CEO at North Highland for more than 15 years. He joined the consultancy 22 years ago, when the company had only 25 employees. Over the years, Reardon has been instrumental in the growth of the consulting firm. He is also a founder and board member of Cordence Worldwide, a global management consulting partnership which counts more than 1,200 consultants outside of the US.

Before joining North Highland, Reardon spent more than a decade at Arthur Andersen Business Consulting, rising to the position of director.

North Highland elects CEO Dan Reardon as chairman of the board

Reardon takes over as chair from Marsha Evans, who retires from the board after three years in the role. Evans joined the board in 2008, first serving as chair of the governance committee. She was one of only a handful of women to reach the rank of rear admiral during her 30-year career with the US Navy. After retiring from the military in in 1998, Evan served as a director on the boards of numerous organizations, including Lehman Brothers Holdings, the US Naval Academy Foundation, Autozone, Weight Watchers, and Office Depot.

North Highland also named Loretta Penn as lead director. Penn, who joined the board in 2013, is the founder and president of executive and coaching consulting firm PECC, where she works with leaders to create innovative solutions in workforce management, talent acquisition, and retention.

Penn was the president of Spherion Staffing Services from 2008 to 2011, leading a $1 billion division across more than 500 franchised offices in North America, addressing client needs for direct hire and flex-workforce solutions. Penn spent a total of 20 years at Spherion, where she also held the position of chief service excellence officer. She started her career at IBM, working in the fields of sale, marketing, and executive management.

“We thank Marty for her years of service driving and supporting the growth of North Highland," Reardon said. "I’m grateful for the hard work, wealth of experience, insight, and generous spirit she has brought to this role. I look forward to working with Loretta to set the direction of the firm, build an enviable culture, and execute strategy for continued growth.”

Related: North Highland to offer pro-bono consulting service to nonprofits