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. Mr. Roth was elected to Huron's board of directors in November 2009 and was appointed President of Huron in March 2011. Prior to his tenure as 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. In 2009, he was appointed vice president of Huron’s Health and Education Consulting segment. 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 35 years of consulting experience working with many of the premier research universities and academic medical centers across the United States and abroad. Under his leadership, the Company has been named one of Forbes’ Best Management Consulting Firms in 2016, Forbes’ America’s Best Employers in 2015 and 2016, and by Consulting magazine as one of the Best Firms to Work For from 2011 through 2016, and for the tenth year in a row, the Huron Healthcare practice has been ranked in the top five of Modern Healthcare’s list of Largest Healthcare Management Consulting Firms. In 2014, Mr. Roth 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. Mr. Roth was also appointed to the board of AdVenture Interactive Corp. (d/b/a Keypath Education, formerly PlattForm), a leading provider of comprehensive marketing and enrollment management services to colleges and universities, in November 2014. 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. Mr. Roth also serves on the board of Gift of Adoption, a not-for-profit organization focused on providing initial financial support for families that are pursuing adoption. Mr. Roth received a B.A. in Political Science and Economics from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Southern Methodist University.
C. Mark Hussey
C. Mark Hussey was appointed Chief Operating Officer of Huron on February 25, 2014 and has served as Executive Vice President since July 2011. He had served as Chief Financial Officer from July 2011 until January 2017, and served as Treasurer from July 2011 until February 2016. 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 E. Ratekin
Diane E. Ratekin was appointed Executive Vice President, General Counsel and Corporate Secretary of Huron in 2011. She had previously served as Huron's Deputy General Counsel and Assistant Corporate Secretary. Prior to joining Huron in 2005, 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 and the Chicago Bar Association. In 2017, Ms. Ratekin was appointed to the Metropolitan Chicago Board of Directors of the American Heart Association. She received her B.A. in English and her J.D. from the University of Iowa.
John D. Kelly
John D. Kelly was appointed Executive Vice President and Chief Financial Officer of Huron effective January 3, 2017. He has served as Huron’s Treasurer since February 2016. He had served as Chief Accounting Officer of Huron from February 2015 until January 2017. Previously, Mr. Kelly had served as Controller of Huron from November 2012 until February 2015, and prior to that served as Assistant Controller from October 2009. Mr. Kelly served as Huron’s Assistant Treasurer from February 2015 until February 2016. 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).
Ellen Wong was appointed Corporate Vice President and Controller of Huron effective February 13, 2015. Previously she served as Assistant Treasurer from May 2, 2014. Ms. Wong joined the Company in July 2004 as Manager of External Reporting and GAAP Research overseeing the Company’s initial public offering. Prior to joining Huron, Ms. Wong was Senior Manager of External Reporting and GAAP Research at Charles Schwab in San Francisco from 1999 to 2003. She had previously served as a consultant with Deloitte Consulting and started her career as an auditor. Ms. Wong received a B.B.A. in Accounting from the University of Wisconsin, Madison. She is a Certified Public Accountant (California).