North Highland adds Jennifer Mancuso as VP of human resources

13 August 2019 2 min. read
More news on

Management consultancy North Highland has added Jennifer Mancuso as a vice president of human resources. Mancuso brings 15 years of human resources experience to the internal role, and will be based out of the firm’s Atlanta headquarters.

As VP of human resources, Mancuso will drive North Highland’s people strategy, overseeing the firm’s talent management and retention, performance management, and training. She will report to CEO Dan Reardon, and will also join the consultancy’s executive leadership team.

Mancuso has experience leading core HR functions across a range of industry sectors, including biomedical, food services, transportation, and manufacturing. She also has experience in audit and compliance, and labor law.

Mancuso most recently spent one year as VP of human strategy at Vero Biotech, where she built and launched the company’s HR capital functions. Before that, she spent three-and-a-half years at logistics company BeavEx as senior director of HR, where she unwound the company from a professional employer organization relationship with ADP. She also led benefit plan redesigns, new tech implementations, and process improvements at the firm.North Highland adds Jennifer Mancuso as VP of human resourcesPrior to BeavEx, Mancuso spent more than seven years at hardware supplier McMaster-Carr, where she was an employee relations manager for the sales and finance divisions of the company’s Atlanta branch. Before that, she was an employee relations representative at RARE Hostpitality, where she managed employee relations at Longhouse Steakhouse restaurants in the Northern US region.

Mancuso started her HR career at Intertek Labtest, where she consulted McDonald’s on the implementation of its social compliance program with its suppliers, which included labor laws and OSHA regulations. She holds a BA in Spanish from Wake Forest University.

"Jennifer brings an extraordinary depth of expertise to our firm,” Dan Reardon, CEO of North Highland, said. “She is a strong business partner who has worked across multiple industries and is the ideal leader to drive change management and transformation as North Highland evolves its business model. We are excited about her demonstrable success aligning People strategies with the business to better serve clients, as well as the exceptional insight she brings from hands-on leadership in complex environments."

Mancuso added, "I'm thrilled to be joining a firm that's so well respected in the consulting sector and with its clients. I seized the opportunity to become part of this team. North Highland shares my passion that people are the ultimate enabler of client success and business growth."