David Shade, president and chief operating officer of Huron Consulting Group, will resign from the positions at the end of March, the publicly traded company announced. Shade, 66, founded Wellspring Partners, a healthcare consulting company that was acquired by Huron roughly four years ago. Shade will retire from Huron at the end of June after three months as special advisor to the CEO.
Huron Consulting Group president to resign
Huron named James Roth, 53, the consulting company’s CEO, to succeed Shade as president. The company named James Rojas to fill the role of COO. Rojas, 42, is the consulting company’s chief financial officer and will continue in that role until his successor is named.
Diane Ratekin, 54, Huron’s deputy general counsel, was named to succeed Natalia Delgado, 57, as Huron’s general counsel effective immediately. Delgado has been named senior counsel to the publicly traded company’s governing board. Huron named Patty Olsen, 40, to succeed Mary Sawall, 55, who previously announced plans to step down as head of the company’s human resources department effective March 31.
Huron lost $3.8 million on revenue of $144.2 million in the fourth quarter of 2010. The company’s 2010 results include a $12.6 million charge, before taxes, for a proposed lawsuit settlement. Huron reported net income of $8.5 million on revenue of $553 million last year.
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