North Highland welcomes Lauren Childers as new CFO

12 June 2018 2 min. read
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Lauren Childers brings deep financial advisory experience to her new role as Chief Financial Officer at leading management consultancy North Highland. The Atlanta-headquartered firm has more than 60 offices worldwide and has made a series of high-profile executive promotions in 2018.

North Highland is a US firm with global reach that provides the full spectrum of consulting services to clients representing a broad range of industries. It has extensive international partnerships thanks to its membership of Cordence Worldwide and has been ranked among the best consulting firms to work for.

Now testing those credential is the latest addition to the senior leadership team at North Highland – Lauren Childers. She has been appointed CFO after two years in the same role at global logistics company BeavEX, also based in Atlanta, GA. Childers will use her substantial financial advisory and management experience to oversee strategic financial planning at the employee-owned firm. 

“Lauren has an outstanding track record of superior business leadership, as well as deep experience in strategic planning for high-growth environments. She will be an excellent addition to the firm’s executive team and a key contributor to our growth and financial performance,” said North Highland CEO Dan Reardon.

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Over the course of her 17 year career, Childers has also worked for the Carlyle Group, PwC, Crawford & Company, and AirServ Corp. She has a masters in accounting from the University of Southern California.

“North Highland is a dynamic and industry-leading consulting firm, and I am honored to have the opportunity to serve as CFO,” said Childers on news of her appointment. “I am excited at the prospect of facilitating the firm’s continued development and success.”

The arrival of a new CFO comes hot on the heels of a set of five executive promotions at the firm, which has 3,000 consultants at its disposal spread over 60 international locations.

Navid Ahdieh and Tina Ehrig – who bring more than 40 years of combined consulting experience to their roles – were recently named Managing Directors. Jennifer Joiner, Todd Nisbet, and Dave Trettin all earned promotions to Associate Vice President roles. Earlier in 2018, four other new executives were brought into senior roles as the firm revamped its US operations.

Though headquartered in the US, North Highland is a founding member of Cordence Worldwide. The international network comprises 2,600 consultants with various specialist skills working on complex, often environment-related, projects. In one such example North Highland partnered with Dutch consultancy Twynstra to advise a client in the energy sector on the future of sustainable transport.