Corporate Officers
Jim Roth
James H. Roth
James H. Roth has served as Chief Executive Officer of Huron Consulting Group Inc. and Huron Consulting Services LLC, our principal operating subsidiary, since July 2009. He was appointed President of Huron in March 2011. Mr. Roth was elected to Huron's board of directors in November 2009. Previously, he served as Vice President, Health and Education Consulting for the Company since January 2007. Since Huron's inception in 2002, until he became our CEO, Mr. Roth was a managing director and practice leader of the Company's Higher Education Consulting practice, which he grew into one of our largest organically grown practices. As a founding member of Huron, Mr. Roth has guided and grown Huron’s Higher Education Consulting practice to a position of preeminence in the industry. He has more than 30 years of consulting experience working with many of the premier research universities and academic medical centers. Under his sound leadership, the Company has been named by Consulting magazine as one of The Best Firms to Work For in 2011, 2012 and 2013, and for the fourth year in a row, the Huron Healthcare practice has been ranked number three on Modern Healthcare’s list of Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms. Mr. Roth has been a frequent speaker in national forums on matters relating to higher education and academic medical centers. He was appointed to the board of Aviv REIT, a self-administered real estate investment trust specializing in skilled nursing facilities, in March 2013. He received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
Mark Hussey
C. Mark Hussey
C. Mark Hussey was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Huron on February 25, 2014. He has served as Executive Vice President, Chief Financial Officer and Treasurer of Huron since July 2011. Prior to joining Huron, from 2002 to 2011, Mr. Hussey served as chief financial officer at Crosscom National, LLC, a privately held professional IT services organization deploying and servicing in-store technology solutions for large, national retailers. In that role, he was responsible for all finance and administrative functions for the company. Prior to that, from 2000 until 2002, he served as executive vice president and chief financial officer, North America, at Information Resources, Inc. During his career, Mr. Hussey has held senior finance, accounting and investor relations positions at entities such as EZLinks Golf, Inc., Dominick's Finer Foods, Inc., and the Quaker Oats Company. Mr. Hussey received a B.S. in Accountancy from the University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign and an MBA in Finance from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business. He is a Chartered Financial Analyst, Certified Management Accountant, and Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).
Diane Ratekin
Diane E. Ratekin
Diane E. Ratekin was appointed Vice President and General Counsel of Huron in February 2011, and was named Executive Vice President in April 2011. She was appointed Corporate Secretary in December 2011. She had previously served as Huron's Assistant Corporate Secretary since May 2009. Ms. Ratekin has been employed in Huron's legal department since January 2005, and previously served as our Deputy General Counsel. Prior to joining Huron, Ms. Ratekin was a partner in the Corporate Department of McGuireWoods LLP. Previously, she spent 17 years in the legal department of Deutsche Investment Management Americas Inc., formerly known as Zurich Scudder Investments, Inc. and Kemper Financial Services, Inc., where she was a Director and Team Leader of the Corporate and Investments Team. Before that, Ms. Ratekin was a litigator at Jenner & Block. Ms. Ratekin is admitted to practice in Iowa and Illinois. She is a member of the American Bar Association, the Chicago Bar Association and the Association of Corporate Counsel. She received a B.A. in English and a J.D. from the University of Iowa.
John D. Kelly
John D. Kelly
John D. Kelly was appointed Corporate Vice President and Controller of Huron effective November 1, 2012. Previously he had served as Assistant Controller from October 2009 until that date. Prior to joining Huron’s Finance and Accounting department, Mr. Kelly was a Director in the Company’s Disputes and Investigations practice for three years, serving clients in the manufacturing and services industries. Before he joined the Company in December 2006, Mr. Kelly had held several positions within Deloitte & Touche’s Assurance and Advisory Services group, most recently as a Senior Manager. He received both a B.S. and M.S. in Accounting from the University of Notre Dame. Mr. Kelly is a Certified Public Accountant (Illinois).