Albers School of Business and Economics


Gene Boes

Senior Manager
North Highland Consulting

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Company Description

North Highland is a global consulting firm with a twist. We bring big ideas and challenge the norm. We work with our clients, not at them. We deliver value in a way that others cannot, through our seamlessly integrated offerings. And, we have fun doing it.

Job Description

As a Senior Manager, you will tap into your left and right brains. With your left you will bring real-world analytic skill, methodology and planning. From your right you will hone creativity, sensitivity and smarts as you navigate and lead business transformation projects. This position requires strong leadership skills, project management discipline and an understanding of the methods and tools used to achieve success.
Senior Managers typically fill the role of Project Manager or Account Manager. In some cases, however, they may be asked to share their experience in the role of Project Team Member. They should be able to plan and guide multiple complex projects and provide thought-leadership in all roles. Additionally, some Senior Managers may fill the role of Service Area leader, focusing on the growth of company service offerings and people. All Senior Managers have deep skills in at least two of the following areas:
• Management of projects and people
• Business development
• Subject matter knowledge in a specialized area valued by our market

At this level business development is a key area of focus.

Employment History

May 1986 - January 1995: Officer, US Navy
January 1995 - June 1997:  Sr. Consultant, Deloitte & Touche Consulting (Seattle Office)
June 1997 - January 2011: Director, Microsoft Corporation
February 2011 - 2014:  Managing Director, Loft9 Consulting
2015 - Present: Senior Manager, North Highland Consulting


B.A English, Computer Applications (University of Notre Dame)
M.S. Information Management (Marymount University)

Mentoring Objectives & Scope

I would like to mentor graduate students to help them understand what their career options are, help them understand what their passions are, and to help align their decisions/activities accordingly.  I can speak in detail about consulting and multiple industries.  My only expectations are that my mentees be 1.) truly invested in themselves, 2.) willing to work hard to achieve their goals, and 3.) life-long-learners

When and where do you hold meetings with your students?

I can meet early mornings, mid-day, or evenings, I am flexible on locations, and can meet in Seattle or anywhere on the east side.