Accenture North America CEO: Jimmy Etheredge Steps Up
Accenture has named James (“Jimmy”) Etheredge group chief executive for the IT consulting company’s North America business. He succeeds Julie Sweet, who will become Accenture’s global CEO, as previously reported by ChannelE2E.
Accenture North America generated $18 billion in revenue during the company’s fiscal year 2018. Etheredge is deeply familiar with the business. The 33-year Accenture veteran is currently senior managing director — US Southeast, responsible for the company’s business in 10 states, including such markets as Atlanta, Charlotte and Washington, D.C., Accenture says.
Previously, Etheredge was senior managing director of Accenture’s Products operating unit in North America, and he has been a member of the North America Leadership Team for nearly a decade, the company says.
Martin (“Marty”) Rodgers will succeed Etheredge as the US Southeast region leader. The executive transitions will be official on September 1, 2019.
Accenture: Cloud, Security and Digital Acquisitions
Accenture remains in growth mode through a mix of organic and M&A moves. The IT consulting firm has acquired numerous cloud, cybersecurity and digital consulting firms over the past couple of years. The company’s overall acquisition budget for fiscal 2019 is $1.5 billion.
Accenture also is a Top 100 MSSP, according to MSSP Alert, ChannelE2E’s sister site.