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Jeni Fitzpatrick Joins North Highland as Chief People Officer

North Highland, the leading change and transformation consultancy, has announced the addition of Jeni Fitzpatrick as managing director and chief people officer. Fitzpatrick joins the North Highland Team with more than 20 years of success leading global HR organizations through bold change and transformations. 

“We are proud to welcome Jeni as chief people officer,” said Alex Bombeck, CEO of North Highland. “The addition of this new role represents a heightened focus on continuing to invest in our people, their development, and our culture. Jeni’s unique experience with both people and technology makes her a great fit to help us scale or talent strategy to meet our long-term goals.”  

Most recently, Fitzpatrick served as a managing director in Accenture’s talent and organization and human potential practice and is an expert in HR transformation, modern HR, and HR technology. Prior to joining Accenture, she was CHRO and senior vice president of human resources at Convergys and held HR and executive leadership roles with Workday, Chiquita, Bristol Myers Squibb, and Microsoft.  

“I’m thrilled to join the North Highland team,” said Fitzpatrick. “What excites me most about joining the firm is the potential for growth of the firm and of our people. I am looking forward to innovating and collaborating with our global team, the HR team, as well as the MD team to boldly create our future together and continue to provide our clients with unique value.”  

Fitzpatrick graduated from Cornell University with a bachelor’s degree in industrial and labor relations and later earned her MBA from the Johnson School at Cornell. She also serves as vice chair of the Board of Directors of Junior Achievement of OKI and has volunteered on the board for more than 10 years.  

Previously, Fitzpatrick also served as an executive member of the Workday HCM/CHRO Advisory Board from 2008 to 2018 and was an early adopter of Workday as their first global customer.   

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