Jim Roth

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Jim Roth

Jim Roth serves as vice chair of Huron’s Board of Directors. He is a founding member of the company and has more than 38 years of experience working with the premier research universities, academic health centers, healthcare organizations and nonprofit research institutions across the U.S. and abroad.

About Jim

Transformation is the environment that every business has to successfully manage in. Leaders need to think about how best to set up an organization — from a strategic, operational, financial, technology and human capital perspective — to enable it to thrive in a rapidly changing environment.

Jim Roth served as chief executive officer of Huron from July 2009 until December 2022. Jim was elected to Huron's board of directors in November 2009. He served as Huron’s president from March 2011 until February 2019.

Prior to his tenure as CEO, he led Huron’s health and education consulting segment. He also led Huron’s higher education business, which he grew into one of our largest organically grown practices. As a founding member of Huron, Jim guided and grew the higher education business to a position of preeminence in the industry. He has more than 40 years of consulting experience working with many of the premier research universities and academic health centers across the U.S. and abroad.

Under his leadership, Huron has been named one of Forbes’ Best Management Consulting Firms, Forbes’ America’s Best Employers and by Consulting magazine as one of the Best Firms to Work For.

In 2014, Jim was appointed to the board of Shorelight Holdings LLC (d/b/a Shorelight Education), a U.S.-based company focused on partnering with leading nonprofit universities to increase access and retention of international students and boost institutional growth. Previously, he served on the board of Aviv REIT, a self-administered real estate investment trust specializing in skilled nursing facilities from March 2013 until April 2015, when the company merged with Omega Healthcare Investors Inc. and on the board for AdVenture Interactive Corp. (d/b/a Keypath Education, formerly PlattForm), a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment management services to colleges and universities.

Additionally, Jim serves on the board of Gift of Adoption, a nonprofit organization focused on providing initial financial support for families that are pursuing adoption. He also serves on the board of Lurie Children’s Pediatric Anesthesia Associates. He received a B.A. in political science and economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.


  • Education & Research
  • Healthcare

Education & Certifications

  • MBA, Southern Methodist University, Cox School of Business
  • B.A., Vanderbilt University


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