North Highland names Rochelle Rivas as head of industry development

17 September 2021 2 min. read
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Management consultancy North Highland has promoted Rochelle Rivas to head of industry development. She is based in Charlotte, NC.

Rivas, who joined the firm last year as a vice president focusing on strategic growth in current and emerging markets, brings more than 25 years of leadership experience to the newly created role.

"I'm excited to drive deeper relationships within specific industries and highlight North Highland's suite of transformation services and depth of expertise that our consultants bring on a daily basis," said Rivas. "We have spent valuable time with our clients to understand how to solve their complex business issues that cut across multiple industries."

Rivas has deep expertise advising on strategy and operations, and has supported several Fortune 100 corporations. Prior to joining North Highland, Rivas founded and ran management consultancy Darton Group for 11 years. She sold the finance, accounting, and project management specialist firm to CliftonLarsonAllen in 2018.North Highland names Rochelle Rivas as head of industry developmentPrior to founding her company, Rivas was a district manager at Staples and Office Depot. She holds an MBA from Queens University of Charlotte.

"Rochelle has a strong understanding of multiple industries, and I'm excited for her to deepen and package our industry-specific expertise, while also developing customized solutions based on client's needs," said Barbara Ray, managing director and president, client services, North Highland. "We are recognized for integrating well with our clients, and at the current pace of change for most industries, a strong understanding and application of industry dynamics and knowledge is necessary – which is what Rochelle brings to her new role."

Headquartered in Atlanta, North Highland provides advice on strategy, process and business analysis, program and project management, people and change, technology, and data and analytics to a range of industries. The firm has more than 1,500 employees and is a member of Cordence Worldwide, a global network of consultancies with more than 5,000 consultants and 65+ offices worldwide.

North Highland earlier this year promoted Lia Keel, also in the Charlotte office, to managing director.