Brings Deep Experience In Professional Services and Growing
BOSTON--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Feb. 22, 2016--
River Associates (NASDAQ:CRAI), a worldwide leader in providing economic,
financial, and management consulting services, today announced that
Thomas A. Avery has been appointed to CRA’s Board of Directors effective
today. Mr. Avery will serve on the Company’s Compensation Committee.
Mr. Avery is a highly respected business leader who brings more than 35
years of investment banking, venture capital and professional services
experience to CRA. As a Managing Director at Raymond James & Associates,
he led the technology investment banking group before building and
managing relationships in the financial sponsor sector. Prior to joining
Raymond James & Associates, he was head of the investment banking group
and co-head of the equity capital markets division at
Interstate/Johnson-Lane and a General Partner at Noro-Moseley Partners.
Previously, Mr. Avery was a General Partner at Summit Partners and
Senior Vice President at The Robinson-Humphrey Company.
“Tom Avery is a seasoned financial executive and business leader with a
deep understanding of the professional services industry,” said CRA’s
Chairman of the Board Rowland T. Moriarty. “It is a pleasure to welcome
Tom to CRA’s Board of Directors. We believe his experience in growing
enterprises will greatly benefit CRA as we focus on expanding our
“Charles River Associates is a firm highly committed to excellence in
economic and management consulting, and I am honored to join the Board
to contribute to its growth and success,” said Thomas Avery.
Mr. Avery is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Cicero, Inc.
(NASDAQ: CICN), and on the Board of Directors of KIPP Metro Atlanta, a
national charter school organization serving low income, minority
children. Mr. Avery also has served on numerous private company boards,
assisting those companies with advice and help in financing their
enterprises, along with planning and executing growth strategies. In
addition, Mr. Avery has been a guest lecturer at Georgia Institute of
Technology and Emory University.
Mr. Avery graduated Summa Cum Laude from the Georgia Institute of
Technology with a bachelor’s degree in industrial management and from
the Harvard Business School with a master’s degree in business
About Charles River Associates (CRA)
Charles River Associates® is a global consulting firm specializing in litigation,
regulatory, financial, and management consulting. CRA advises
clients on economic and financial matters pertaining to litigation and
regulatory proceedings, and guides corporations through critical
business strategy and performance-related issues. Since 1965, clients
have engaged CRA for its unique combination of functional expertise and
industry knowledge, and for its objective solutions to complex problems.
Headquartered in Boston, CRA has offices throughout the world and
celebrated its 50th anniversary in 2015. Detailed information
about Charles River Associates, a registered trade name of CRA
International, Inc., is available at http://www.crai.com.
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