The Northridge Group Appoints Ann E. Ziegler and Kathryn M. Sullivan to Board of Directors

ROSEMONT, Ill.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–The Northridge Group, a Rosemont, IL-based leading management consulting
firm, has elected two business leaders to its Board of Directors: Ann E.
Ziegler, former senior vice president and chief financial officer at CDW
and Kathryn M. Sullivan, former chief executive officer of employer and
individual, local markets at UnitedHealthcare.

“The combined talent, skills and experience these senior executives
bring to The Northridge Group will serve us greatly as our firm
continues to experience tremendous growth,” says Chief Executive
Officer, Therese K. Fauerbach. “Each of our Board Members provides a
unique perspective grounded in sound judgment and tenured experience and
I’m grateful for their genuine commitment to Northridge’s success.”

Ann E. Ziegler, most recently senior vice president, chief
financial officer and executive committee member at CDW, is a qualified
financial expert with significant public company and audit and
compensation committee experience. Prior to joining CDW, Ms. Ziegler
held a number of executive positions with Sara Lee including finance,
strategy and general management roles in both U.S. and international
businesses. Ms. Ziegler serves on the Boards of Hanesbrands, Inc.,
Groupon, Inc., Wolters Kluwer, Revolution Foods, The Chicago Network,
and the Smart Museum of Art. She earned a bachelor’s degree in economics
from the College of William and Mary and a law degree from the
University of Chicago Law School.

Kathryn M. Sullivan, most recently chief executive officer,
employer and individual, local markets at UnitedHealthcare, brings
executive management experience in nearly every division of the
third-party payer sector in healthcare including financial, operations,
marketing, managed care and benefits administration. While at
UnitedHealthcare, Ms. Sullivan also served as a member of the inaugural
UnitedHealth Group Cultural Leadership Team responsible for guiding and
implementing the company’s Culture Map to include Vision, Mission,
Values and Behaviors. Prior to joining UnitedHealthcare, Ms. Sullivan
held executive positions at Blue Cross Blue Shield Association and Blue
Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana. She serves on the Boards of Hanger,
Inc. and Welltower, Inc. A Certified Public Accountant, Ms. Sullivan
earned a master’s in business administration from Louisiana State
University and served as a Fellow in the CEO Perspectives program at
Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Management.

“The addition of Ann and Kathryn to Northridge’s Board of Directors is a
real win for the firm,” says President of The Northridge Group, Daren
Moore. “Their broad executive management experience and strategic
insight are powerful complements to an already high-performing Board.”

Ms. Ziegler and Ms. Sullivan join The Northridge Group’s existing Board
of Directors which includes Robert C. Froetscher, founder and president
of Vista Advisors, LLC.; Harold E. D’Orazio, founder of Decision
Vectors, Inc.; and Therese K. Fauerbach, co-founder and chief executive
officer of The Northridge Group, Inc.

The Northridge Group

The Northridge Group is a premier management consulting firm,
specializing in customer experience solutions, cost transformation, and
operational excellence initiatives. The firm serves Fortune 200 clients
in the healthcare, telecom, financial services, travel and
transportation industries, as well as key government agencies. The
Northridge Group is now in its twentieth year of business. For more
information on The Northridge Group and its service offerings, please


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