Global consulting firm Charles River Associates has recently added Nancy Hawthorne to its Board of Directors. Hawthorne, a veteran executive, will serve on the Company’s Audit Committee.
Nancy Hawthorne has more than 30 years of experience in executive and management positions. As Chief Financial Officer of Continental Cablevision she was responsible for the treasury, mergers and acquisitions, investor relations, and accounting functions, and oversaw the company’s financial strategy and capital markets activities. During her spell, she led more than 50 M&A transactions and raised more than $10 billion through dozens of transactions, including private equity placements and public and private placements of debt. Following Continental Cablevision’s merger with US West, she became an Executive Vice President of the merged company, MediaOne. Prior to joining Continental, she was a banker at Citibank and Bankers Trust Company.
Hawthorne currently serves on the Boards of the MetLife Funds and THL Credit, where she is a member of their Audit Committees and Nominating and Governance Committees. She is Lead Director of Avid Technology, where she has been a member of the Board of Directors since 1997. At Avid Technology, she has also served as Chairman of the Board, interim CEO, and a member of the Compensation Committee, and is currently a member of the Nominating and Governance Committee and the Audit Committee.
In addition, her prior not-for-profit Board service includes membership on the Finance Committee and in other roles with New England Medical Center and Wellesley Centers for Women. She is currently a member of the Financial Executives Institute, of which she is a past President of the Boston chapter, and previously served as a member of the Wellesley College Investment Committee. She also serves on the CEO Advisory Board of the Harvard Business School Association. Hawthorne received an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School and a B.A. degree from Wellesley College. She also holds a certificate in Leadership Coaching from Georgetown University.
“Nancy Hawthorne is an outstanding business advisor, and it is a pleasure to welcome her to the Board of Directors of Charles River Associates,” says CRA’s President and Chief Executive Officer Paul Maleh. “We believe her business experience will be highly valuable to CRA and our future growth strategy.” Hawthorne on her new role: “I am honoured to join the Board of Charles River Associates, and look forward to contributing to the continued success of this leading consulting firm.”
Board of Directors
With the addition of Hawthorne, CRA’s Board of Directors currently consists of eight executives: Rowland Moriarty (Chairman), Paul Maleh (President and CEO), William Concannon (Director), Nancy Hawthorne (Director), Robert Holthausen (Director), Ronald Maheu (Director), Thomas Robertson (Director) and William Schleyer (Director).
Charles River Associates was founded in 1965 and has 20 offices in North America and Europe. Besides its own consulting footprint, CRA is also the parent company of Marakon, a global management consultancy with offices in Chicago, New York, Boston and London, which it acquired in 2009.