Navigant announced today that it has appointed Renée Dye to be the Firm’s Chief Strategy & Innovation Officer. Dye, a Navigant Vice President, joins from McKinsey & Company where she was a Senior Expert with its Global Strategy Practice. “Renée brings significant expertise to this new position,” stated Julie Howard, Chief Executive Officer. “At McKinsey & Company, she led corporate and business unit strategy efforts for clients across many industries, with substantial expertise in the healthcare and financial services sectors. In addition, she led the development of proprietary intellectual assets in innovation. “She will be at the forefront of advancing our strategic development and innovation capabilities - a key pillar in our strategic operating framework to Perform, Bank, Innovate,” Howard continued. “Renee will lead our teams in the identification of new solutions, services and collaboration possibilities to fuel our growth agenda.” In addition to her 15 years of strategy consulting work at McKinsey, Dye served as interim Chief Strategy Officer for a global healthcare organization. She has extensive experience leading strategic planning processes, developing and implementing idea generation programs, and leading portfolio evaluation and alignment efforts. She has taught strategic management and consulting courses as an adjunct faculty member at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School and is a sought after thought leader. Her work has been published in Fortune, Harvard Business Review and The McKinsey Quarterly. “I am thrilled to be joining Navigant at this point in its trajectory,” said Dye. “Navigant has an impressive history of exemplary professional service delivery through its strong bench of experts and consultants throughout the Firm, and I very much look forward to working in partnership with the business leaders to align the portfolio around the highest-potential growth opportunities – with particular attention to those enabled by innovation. I am delighted to be working with such an inspirational and vibrant leader as Julie Howard as well as her extremely talented team to help propel Navigant into the next era of its success.”
About NavigantNavigant (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global expert services firm dedicated to assisting clients in creating and protecting value in the face of critical business risks and opportunities. Through senior level engagement with clients, Navigant professionals combine technical expertise in Disputes and Investigations, Economics, Financial Advisory and Management Consulting, with business pragmatism in the highly regulated Construction, Energy, Financial Services and Healthcare industries to support clients in addressing their most critical business needs. More information about Navigant can be found at www.navigant.com. Statements included in this press release which are not historical in nature are forward-looking statements as defined within the Private Securities Litigation Reform Act of 1995. Forward-looking statements may be identified by words including “outlook,” ”plans,” “goals,” “anticipates,” “believes,” “intends,” “estimates,” “expects” and similar expressions. These statements are based upon management’s current expectations and speak only as of the date of this press release. The Company cautions readers that there may be events in the future that the Company is not able to accurately predict or control and the information contained in the forward-looking statements is inherently uncertain and subject to a number of risks that could cause actual results to differ materially from those contained in or implied by the forward-looking statements including, without limitation: the success of the Company’s organizational changes; risks inherent in international operations, including foreign currency fluctuations; ability to make acquisitions; pace, timing and integration of acquisitions; impairment charges; management of professional staff, including dependence on key personnel, recruiting, attrition and the ability to successfully integrate new consultants into the Company’s practices; utilization rates; conflicts of interest; potential loss of clients; clients’ financial condition and their ability to make payments to the Company; risks inherent with litigation; higher risk client assignments; professional liability; potential legislative and regulatory changes; continued access to capital; and market and general economic conditions. Further information on these and other potential factors that could affect the Company’s financial results are included under the “Risk Factors” section and elsewhere in the Company’s filings with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC), which are available on the SEC’s website or at www.navigant.com/investor_relations . The Company cannot guarantee any future results, levels of activity, performance or achievement and undertakes no obligation to update any of its forward-looking statements.