Jimmy Etheredge, head of Accenture’s Southeast region, speaks at the grand opening of the company’s Midtown innovation center on Dec. 12, 2019. Etheredge has been appointed the head of the company’s North American division effective Sept. 1, 2019. J. SCOTT TRUBEY@AJC.COM
Photo: J. Scott Trubey
Photo: J. Scott Trubey

Atlanta-based Accenture exec named North American CEO

The top executive in the Southeast for consulting giant Accenture has been selected as chief executive of the company’s North American operations.

Jimmy Etheredge, who will remain based in Atlanta, will take over responsibility for the company’s more than 55,000 North American personnel on Sept. 1. Accenture is a global consultancy that counts more than 90 of the global Fortune 100 and about three-quarters of the global Fortune 500 among its clients, according to the company.

North America is the company’s largest market, accounting in fiscal year 2018 for about $18 billion in revenue for Accenture.

Etheredge, who has more than 30 years’ experience with the company, recently spearheaded Accenture’s new innovation lab at Technology Square in Midtown. As part of the project, Accenture is adding 800 jobs to the Atlanta area to serve Atlanta’s bustling corporate and tech scene.

“Jimmy’s unwavering commitment to our clients, people and communities — combined with his track record of helping organizations continuously innovate and transform — make him the right choice to continue driving momentum and growth for our clients and Accenture,” Accenture’s incoming CEO, Julie Sweet, said in a news release.

Etheredge will be succeeded as senior managing director for the Southeast by Martin Rodgers.

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