Glenn Cole joins Nordic as chief financial officer

MADISON, WI — Nordic Consulting Partners, Inc., announced Thursday that Glenn Cole has joined the company as Chief Financial Officer (CFO). Cole will oversee financial strategy, accounting/treasury operations, performance measurement and M&A work for one of the nation's fastest-growing healthcare IT consulting firms.

“We are very pleased to welcome Glenn to Nordic Consulting at this important time for our company,” said Mark Bakken, Nordic CEO. “Glenn brings 25+ years of experience leading financial operations at diverse service-based organizations. His CFO experiences at Thomson Reuters Healthcare, Nighthawk Radiology Holdings and The Ghafari Companies will be a tremendous asset to Nordic as we continue to grow and as we build our post-live service offerings.”

Cole has significant operational experience working in complex, high-growth technology and services
companies. Prior to Nordic, he was Executive Vice President and CFO at The Ghafari Companies, Dearborn, Mich., a top-100 international architecture and engineering firm. In 2012, he received a Crain’s Business CFO of the Year Award in the $100 million to $1 billion size company category, and in 2011, London’s Trade Finance Magazine honored Cole with a Deal of the Year award for innovation in structuring new financing to support Ghafari’s expanding international business.

Cole was CFO at Nighthawk Radiology Services, Coeur d’Alene, Idaho, from 2007-2008; CFO at Thomson Reuters Healthcare, Ann Arbor, Mich., from 1996-2007, and was employed by Arthur Andersen prior to that. He earned degrees in accounting and business administration from the University of Michigan, Stephen M. Ross School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chartered Global Management Accountant.

Nordic Consulting, founded in January 2010, is based in Madison, Wis., and focuses exclusively on Epic software implementations, upgrades, support and optimization. In 2012, KLAS ranked Nordic Consulting #1 in Epic Staffing and Implementation Support in its report, Navigating the Sea of Epic Consulting. Nordic’s team of more than 275 Epic-certified consultants has an average of nine years of experience, four Epic certifications each, and two-thirds are former Epic employees. Nordic works with 65 clients in 32 states.