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

Rosemont, IL – (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.

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