Management consulting firm Guidehouse has named director Britt Harter as the leader for sustainability solutions and engagements for clients in the energy, sustainability, and infrastructure (ES&I) segment in North America. Based in Boston, Harter will support corporate and government clients with sustainability and decarbonization.
Guidehouse’s ES&I segment serves energy providers, large corporates, governments, and civilian agencies responsible for land, resources, and infrastructure. The 700-person segment has largely been formed out of the personnel of Navigant, which was acquired by Guidehouse last year. The 5,000-strong global consulting firm provided advisory, outsourcing, and technology services to highly regulated industries – primarily healthcare, financial services, and energy.
The $1 billion+ acquisition greatly strengthened the private sector capabilities of Washington, DC–based Guidehouse, the former PwC Public Sector practice which was purchased by Veritas Capital in 2018. The firm had 2,000 employees across 20 US locations delivering management and technology consulting services to government clients, including federal, state, and local agencies. Today the firm has 7,000 employees in more than 50 locations across North America, Europe, the Middle East, and Asia.
Harter joins the ES&I practice from Guidehouse’s state and local government advisory sector, where he served as a director for the past two years. In the role, he helped deliver sustainability plans for the cities of Los Angeles and San Jose, as well as economic recovery plans for Puerto Rico and Detroit.
Before Guidehouse, Harter spent six years at PwC’s sustainable business solutions practice, focusing on environmental sustainability strategy for large corporates. Prior to that, he spent five years at boutique consultancy Viridis Strategy Group (formerly Esty Environmental Partners).
Originally trained as a research scientist, earlier in his career Harter was a field biology investigator for the BP Conservation Program. He holds an MS in biology from the University of Manitoba and a BS in ecology & evolutionary biology from Yale University.
“Britt blends strategic thinking and pragmatism to help organizations deliver their sustainability outcomes and initiatives successfully by using a combination of strong program management, collaboration, innovation, and implementation,” said Jan Vrins, leader of Guidehouse’s global ES&I segment. “We are excited for him to bring his unique experience to a broader set of clients throughout the North American region.”
Harter said, “I am thrilled to continue my journey with Guidehouse and look forward to becoming a trusted advisor to more of our clients as they adapt their strategies and operations for a better, sustainable future.”