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North Highland Opens First Asia Office in Shanghai

Friday, September 18, 2009 General News J E 4
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ATLANTA, July 28 Global management and technology consulting firm North Highland announced today the opening of its first Asia office in Shanghai, China, as part of its ongoing expansion strategy both in the United States and abroad. The new office will support the current and future business needs of the firm's U.S. clients operating in the region, including some of the world's largest organizations.

Currently, North Highland maintains 18 U.S. offices with 750 employees, as well as 23 offices internationally with approximately 1,200 consultants through Highland Worldwide.

"One of our goals is to be where our clients are and Asia is an increasingly important market for many U.S. businesses," said North Highland CEO Dan Reardon. "Even in the current economy, business needs in China - and Shanghai in particular - remains strong. Having a local presence will enable us to better deliver the guidance and range of services our clients need to succeed there."

The North Highland office will be located in the Luwan District of Shanghai, located on the west bank of the Huangpu River. International business expert Michael Adick will head up the new office. Adick brings 15 years of experience in industry and consulting, including banking, sales and marketing management, and strategy development. Prior to joining North Highland, he was with Volksbank Hoerstel eG, Siemens Ltd. China and BearingPoint China.

North Highland is partnering with HBC Consulting, a Shanghai consulting firm, to help execute business opportunities with local Chinese companies. The partnership will advance North Highland's Chinese business relationships and allow for broader service offerings to clients.

About North Highland

North Highland is a global management and technology consulting firm that achieves exceptional results with the world's largest organizations, using a very different approach - we employ only experienced consultants, we live and work where our clients do, and we guarantee our work.

North Highland is helping business, government and non-profit clients define strategies, streamline operations, empower people, integrate suppliers, leverage technology and maximize customer interaction. We are committed to proving to clients every day why they should always expect more from us. For more information, visit us online at www.northhighland.com.

Media Contact: Kathy Cabrera 770.569.8221 kcabrera@carabinerpr.com Kristi Sarmiento 404.975.6558 kristi.sarmiento@northhighland.com

SOURCE North Highland
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