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CHICAGO–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Spaulding Ridge, LLC, a management consulting company offering executive-level, practical advice and IT solutions to scale businesses, announced today the hiring of Sarah Katz as a Partner in the Advisory Practice, and Emil Fernandez as a Partner in the Financial Close Practice.

Sarah Katz’s initial focus will be to develop and deliver finance and operational solutions for our clients. Katz will also lead various aspects of the overall firm. Jay Laabs, founder and CEO of Spaulding Ridge stated, “Sarah brings a unique combination of strong market leadership and deep technical and functional understanding of the technologies and industries we operate in. She will enhance Spaulding Ridge’s people, operations, and finance capabilities.” Katz will be based out of Spaulding Ridge’s San Francisco office. Prior to joining Spaulding Ridge, she served as a Senior Director and Northwest Market Lead at Huron Consulting Group. Katz received her degree in International Business & Finance from Marquette University. Sarah Katz, Principal, said, “I am excited to join a team that brings an innovative perspective to challenges facing our clients and delivering transformative solutions, while having fun and staying true to our core values.”

Emil Fernandez will lead the Financial Close practice. Fernandez is a 22-year veteran of the enterprise software and consulting services industry and has spent his career helping clients solve complex business problems with technology. Laabs stated, “Emil brings broad capabilities to the firm across ERP, EPM and BI processes and technologies. He has a proven track record of driving sustaining success for his clients and partners.” In 2002, Fernandez founded Kerdock Consulting, which grew into one of the leading Hyperion partners in North America. Under Fernandez’s leadership, Kerdock delivered hundreds of successful Hyperion projects, and was recognized with numerous awards for excellence by both Hyperion and Oracle. In 2010, Kerdock was acquired by Perficient (NASDAQ: PRFT), where Fernandez held dual titles of VP of Operations and National Partner Executive for Oracle. “I’m thrilled to join Spaulding Ridge,” said Fernandez. “I appreciate the company’s principles of staying culture-forward, practicing efficient execution, and remembering that ‘all business is personal’ ” values that have always been important to me.”

Founded in 2018, Spaulding Ridge is a top management consulting firm, dedicated to client success and helping organizations implement and adopt best-in-cloud technology to solve their most pressing challenges. We provide the office of the CFO financial clarity to Sales and Operational complexity by integrating financial and sales SaaS Platforms.

We help:
• Finance gain control ” Increasing financial effectiveness, insight and impact
• Sales increase Productivity ” Hitting quota more quickly, consistently and efficiently
• Operations increase Competitiveness ” Through productivity rates, customer service outcomes, and efficiency