Mark Hussey succeeds James Roth as CEO of Huron

22 March 2022 1 min. read
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Huron Consulting Group, a Chicago-based management consultancy, has appointed Mark Hussey as president and chief executive officer, effective January 1, 2023.

Hussey, who has been at Huron since 2011, succeeds James Roth, who has served as the firm's CEO for the last 13 years. Roth is a founding member of Huron, which specializes in advising healthcare, education, financial services, and energy clients. After stepping down from the CEO role at the end of the year, Roth will serve as vice chairman of the board and continue to serve clients in a non-executive capacity.

During his tenure, Roth nearly doubled Huron’s revenue to $900 million in 2021 and grew headcount from 2,000 to 4,500+ employees while significantly expanding the US firm’s international presence.

“I have worked with Mark for over a decade, and I am thrilled that he will be Huron’s next CEO,” Roth said. “We are well-positioned to take advantage of the market opportunities that lie ahead, and Mark is an ideal executive to lead that charge.”

Mark Hussey succeeds James Roth as CEO of Huron

Hussey is currently Huron’s president and chief operating officer. He previously served as the firm’s chief financial officer and treasurer. Prior to joining Huron in 2011, Hussey spent nine years as CFO of CrossCom National, an IT services firm focusing on the retail sector. He was also previously the CFO for the North America region of Information Resources Inc., a large market research firm.

Hussey has an MBA from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign, and is a certified public accountant, charter financial analyst, and certified management accountant.

“I am honored to serve as the next CEO of this incredible organization. Working with our highly talented team, I look forward to capitalizing on the significant market opportunities across our businesses,” said Hussey. “I want to thank Jim for his steadfast partnership and his dedication to our clients, our team, and our investors.”