Cumberland Consulting Group named in prestigious 2008 “Best Small Firms To Work For” by Consulting Magazine

NASHVILLE, TN (September 3, 2008) – Cumberland Consulting Group, LLC, a national provider of technology consulting services for the healthcare industry headquartered in Nashville, today announced it has been named a 2008 Best Small Firm to Work For by Consulting magazine. Cumberland was ranked No. 5 based on more than 13,000 respondents from 205 firms. The firm earned one of the top spots by measuring its employees’ work/life balance, compensation, career development, leadership and firm culture.

“Cumberland Consulting Group nurtures an invigorating, positive environment by hiring talented people who share a passion for outstanding client service,” said Amanda Hage, executive consultant. “The commitment to employees and employee development is unparalleled in the industry and in no way compares to larger firms. We are positioned to compete with larger firms, yet in a very intimate and supportive environment.”

Consulting magazine results show that Cumberland Consulting Group has a firm culture where the leaders look out for their people, create a sense of ownership, set boundaries and manage growth.

“There aren’t too many businesses today that are purposeful in creating a shared sense of experience and belonging for their employees,” said Matt Good, principal. “Employees understand how they contribute to an outcome, they see the benefits to the clients and they harness energy to help the business thrive.”

The firm has thrived since its startup in 2004, based on founding values that guide its success to date: avoiding bureaucracy, creating opportunity for input in the firm’s direction and growing people personally and professionally.

“When my first daughter was born I asked the partners, what was your policy on paternity leave?” said Good. “The partners told me, ‘you tell us what you need and we will work with you.’”

Cumberland is recognized as one of the more innovative, dynamic, fast-growing smaller information technology consulting firms serving healthcare companies in the nation. Its partners take pride in the independent-minded entrepreneurial spirit guiding the business and its values support the professional and personal success of its employees.

Cumberland’s business strategy is based on coming up with solutions to some of healthcare companies’ most challenging information technology problems and creating systems that let them conduct business faster and easier.

“The benefit in working for Cumberland is that everyone is invested in your growth,” said Lindsay Lopez, managing consultant. “I never thought corporate life could be so personable. The partners know that every employee has something important to say, and that every employee is integral to success.”

Lopez came to work for the firm straight from Vassar College three years ago. When she first came on board, she was surprised to learn of the partners’ interest in helping her with personal matters such as securing housing and in advising her on the recent purchase of a new home.

The magazine’s list is the most comprehensive look at the work environments of America’s small consulting firms.


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