Huron CEO Jim Roth leaves his post

  • Push-out Score determined
  • After almost 14 years in the position
  • Accolades, praise and thanks for Roth
  • Mark Hussey taking over
  • Roth will remain as vice chairman at Huron
  • Roth spoke at length and said 197 words

(exechange) — Chicago, Illinois, March 21, 2022 — Jim Roth, chief executive of Huron, leaves his post. His departure is made public at an early stage. As announced by Huron Consulting Group Inc. in a news release on Monday, March 21, 2022, James H. (Jim) Roth leaves his post as chief executive officer at the consultancy, after almost 14 years in the role, effective December 31, 2022.

Long goodbye

It is a long goodbye. The announcement of Jim Roth’s move comes up to nine months prior to his planned departure from the post of CEO.

In general, a top executive who announces the departure particularly early may be considered a lame duck.

Jim Roth’s duties as CEO will be taken over by C.Mark Hussey, currently president and chief operating officer at Huron Consulting Group Inc.

“Culmination of a well-established, thoughtful transition process”

Jim Roth’s departure from the CEO post is explained as follows. John F. McCartney, chair of Huron’s board of directors, said: “Succession planning is one of the most important responsibilities of the board, and today’s announcement is the culmination of a well-established, thoughtful transition process.”

Roth will remain as vice chairman at Huron

“He will become vice chairman on Huron’s board of directors and continue in a non-executive capacity to serve clients across industries and enhance Huron’s market presence,” Huron said.


Huron said: “James H. Roth will retire from his role as chief executive officer of the Company on December 31, 2022, after a distinguished 20-year career with the Company, including having served 13 years as chief executive officer.”

Share price increase since March 2017

The announcement follows an increase in Huron Consulting Group Inc.’s share price of 11% since March 2017.

In the position of CEO since 2009

Jim Roth became CEO of the Company in 2009.

As a founding member of Huron, Roth guided and grew Huron’s Higher Education consulting practice to a position of preeminence in the industry.

He has more than 35 years of consulting experience working with many of the premier research universities and academic medical centers.

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

He served as President of Huron from March 2011 to February 2019.

He also served as Vice President, Health and Education Consulting for the Company from January 2007 until July 2009.

Since Huron’s inception in 2002, until he became CEO, Roth was a managing director and practice leader of the Company’s Higher Education consulting practice, which he grew into one of the Company’s largest organically grown practices within the Company.

Roth has served on the boards of Shorelight Holdings LLC, a U.S.-based company focused on partnering with leading nonprofit universities to increase access and retention of international students and boost institutional growth since 2014, of Keypath Education Holdings, LLC, a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment management services to colleges and universities, since 2014 and Lurie Children’s Pediatric Anesthesia Associates, a Chicago-based medical group practice, since 2019.

During the last five years, Roth previously served on the board of Aviv REIT, a self-administered real estate investment trust specializing in skilled nursing facilities.

Roth received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University and an M.B.A. from Southern Methodist University.

Push-out Score determined

The Push-out Score™ determined by exechange gauges the pressure surrounding Jim Roth’s move on a scale of 0 to 10.

exechange reached out to Huron and offered the company the opportunity to comment on the score.

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