Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Consulting Group in Rapid Expansion
23 Jan, 2007, New York
Global Market Access Solutions Practice Adds Top Talent, Continues to Win Engagements
Following increased client demand for its Business Consulting services, Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Consulting Group today announced that two distinguished management consulting executives have joined its Global Market Access Solutions practice.
Matt Jackson has joined the group as Consulting Partner based in McLean, Virginia, where he will co-direct the Global Market Access Solutions practice with France Houdard based in Shanghai, China.
Matt Highfield has joined the group as Consulting Managing Principal based in Minneapolis.
Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Consulting Group designs real estate solutions and platforms that enable better business performance, increased revenue and reduced costs. The Global Market Access Solutions practice assists clients in the rationalization and optimization of their global footprint, and in the development and execution of market entry and site selection strategies.
“The increasingly sophisticated global business needs of corporations, professional firms and institutions are influencing the way business and real estate decisions should be approached today,” says Andrew Ratner, executive managing director and head of Cushman & Wakefield’s Global Consulting Group. “Cushman & Wakefield’s business consultants address global corporate platform requirements and support the extension of business operations in the global marketplace. Matt Jackson and Matt Highfield will bring invaluable expertise to our group and contribute truly innovative approaches to assist large clients navigate complex global facility deployment decisions.”
Prior to joining Cushman & Wakefield, Mr. Jackson was with Deloitte Consulting as a senior manager for Strategy and Operations. He has more than 11 years of experience assisting corporations with the global configuration and optimization of corporate operations to achieve revenue, margin and innovation objectives. He has extensive experience in assisting companies with SG&A (Sales, General and Administrative) deployment, structural cost management, supply chain optimization, global location strategies, international site selection, negotiations of real estate and economic development incentives, and the transition and migration of operations. Mr. Jackson has conducted more than 100 related engagements for corporate clients.
Mr. Jackson’s extensive field experience spans the globe and includes Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, Costa Rica, Dominican Republic, Egypt, Hungary, India, Mexico, New Zealand, Panama, Philippines, Poland, Russia, Switzerland and the United States.
A highly regarded expert in his field, Mr. Jackson has been quoted in Time International and Industry Week on functional placement related topics, has presented at a number of Shared Services conferences, and has led roundtable discussions with Fortune 500 companies’ executives. Mr. Jackson has published a number of articles in trade magazines such as Global Corporate Xpansion and Area Development.
Mr. Highfield was previously with Deloitte Consulting as a senior manager in the firm’s Strategy & Operations practice. He has more than nine years of management consulting experience advising large corporate clients on their global location strategy and platform optimization. His experience spans multiple industries including life sciences, consumer business, diversified manufacturing, professional services, automotive, financial services, energy, and transportation companies.
Throughout his career, Mr. Highfield has focused on the development of competitively sustainable global business platforms and the selection of locations synergistic with cost and quality goals. His specific competencies include conducting detailed field evaluation of complex emerging markets, redeployment scenario identification and business case development, inspection and qualification of sites and facilities, and the negotiation of real estate and economic development incentives.
A highly respected and well-known expert in his field, Mr. Highfield has presented at a number of Shared Services and Contact Center conferences and contributed to numerous white papers focused on global redeployment of back office operations. He has on-the-ground experience across all continents including project experience in China, India, The Philippines, Malaysia, United Kingdom, Ireland, Spain, Germany, Costa Rica, Mexico, Panama, Dominican Republic and Canada.
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