– USA, IL – Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE:NCI), today announced that its board of directors has nominated Rudina Seseri, a prominent entrepreneur and technology venture capitalist, as a new director for election to the board at the 2018 Annual Meeting of Shareholders.
Ms. Seseri has over 16 years of investing and transaction experience, including helping to build successful technology companies across a range of innovative fields. She brings an important perspective to the board as Navigant continues to evolve to meet the increasing technology demands of its clients.
With the nomination of Seseri, Navigant has added five new independent directors to the board in the last five years. Seseri joins Navigant’s eight other highly qualified nominees including current directors, Kevin M. Blakely, Cynthia A. Glassman, Julie M. Howard, Stephan A. James, Michael L. Tipsord, Kathleen E. Walsh, Jeffrey W. Yingling, and Randy H. Zwirn, who have been nominated to serve one-year terms.
“We are pleased to nominate Rudina as part of our ongoing commitment to maintain a highly qualified, independent board with the relevant expertise to guide Navigant going forward” said Julie Howard, chairman and CEO of Navigant. “Rudina’s expertise in helping companies evaluate and leverage innovative technologies to enhance the way they conduct business will provide valuable insights as we evolve to meet our clients’ needs. The expertise of both our experienced directors and more recent additions to the board has been invaluable, and we look forward to benefiting from the guidance of Rudina and all of our directors as we execute on our strategic initiatives for long-term growth and value creation.”
Navigant also announced that two of its longest-serving directors, Governor James R. Thompson and Samuel K. Skinner, will retire and not stand for re-election at the company’s upcoming annual shareholder meeting. Upon the retirement of Governor Thompson, the board expects to appoint Tipsord to serve as lead independent director. Tipsord is currently the chairman, president and CEO of the State Farm Mutual Automobile Insurance Company and a member of Navigant’s compensation committee, having previously served as chair of Navigant’s audit committee.
“I would also like to thank Governor Thompson and Sam Skinner for their steadfast stewardship of Navigant during their respective board tenures” said Howard. “Their vision and guidance have helped Navigant continuously evolve, transform, and grow, and all of us at Navigant are deeply appreciative of their contributions through the years.”
About Rudina Seseri
Rudina Seseri is the founder and managing partner of Glasswing Ventures, LLC, a Boston-based venture capital firm that invests in artificial intelligence and machine learning companies that provide technology solutions for enterprise, cybersecurity, robotics, and consumer markets, a company she cofounded in 2015. In January of 2018, Seseri was appointed by the Harvard Business School as a Rock Venture Capital Partner, while previously she served as entrepreneur-in-residence for the university, a position she has held since 2014. From 2007 to 2015, Seseri was a partner at Fairhaven Capital, a technology venture capital firm, where she led investments in innovative technologies in the areas of artificial intelligence, enterprise software, robotics, and social and omnichannel marketing.
Previously, Seseri was part of the corporate development group at Microsoft Corporation, where she was responsible for leading acquisitions and investments in companies of strategic importance to the corporation, and part of the technology group at Credit Suisse Group AG, leading public market transactions. Seseri currently serves on the boards of several startup companies as well as the Digital Advisory Board of GlaxoSmithKline Consumer, and the Board of Overseers for Boston Children’s Hospital, and is a member of the Business Leadership Council at Wellesley College.
About Navigant Consulting, Inc.
Navigant Consulting, Inc. (NYSE: NCI) is a specialized, global professional services firm that helps clients take control of their future. Navigant’s professionals apply deep industry knowledge, substantive technical expertise, and an enterprising approach to help clients build, manage, and/or protect their business interests. With a focus on markets and clients facing transformational change and significant regulatory or legal pressures, the firm primarily serves clients in the healthcare, energy, and financial services industries. Across a range of advisory, consulting, outsourcing, and technology/analytics services, Navigant’s practitioners bring sharp insight that pinpoints opportunities and delivers powerful results.
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