HR consultancy Buck promotes Nathalie Duplessis to principal

03 July 2020 Consulting.ca

Buck, a New York-based global human resources consulting firm, has promoted Nathalie Duplessis to principal. She will remain based in the firm’s Montreal office.

Buck announced that nine of its team members across its operations in the US, UK, and Canada have been promoted to principal. The company said the promotions recognized individual accomplishments and rewarded employees who were making a significant contribution to clients and the business.

The promotions in the US were Amy Heinze (career), Christian Schrader (international consulting), Debra Andrianopoulos (engagement), Eileen Cohen (engagement), and Matthew Davis (wealth); in the UK: Joanne Jones (retirement consulting), John Yates (defined contribution consulting), and Terry Argent (retirement consulting); and in Canada: Nathalie Duplessis (business development).

Duplessis has over 25 years of experience in the HR and benefits consulting sector, and has spent the bulk of her career with Buck. Duplessis has deep expertise in defined benefits, project management, implementation, and consulting. She is currently a vice president in service delivery at Buck.

Duplessis started her consulting career at HR consultancy Towers Perrin (now Willis Towers Watson), where she spent five years and was a senior implementation consultant. She joined Buck (then Buck Consultants) in 1999, where she spent 10 years as a senior consultant. She left Buck in 2009 for rival firm Mercer, where she was a senior project manager, and then rejoined Buck two years later. Before becoming a VP, Duplessis was a director and defined benefit product leader and account manager.

Duplessis holds a bachelor’s degree in actuarial mathematics from Université de Montréal and is a certified project management professional.

"At Buck, our greatest asset is our dedicated colleagues," said Jack Freker, CEO of Buck. "We've built a world-class team of professionals by cultivating talent from within our organization, and we're pleased to carry that tradition of excellence into 2020 and beyond. I'm delighted to announce the advancement of another group of leaders who will continue to drive our growth and provide strategic insights to our clients in navigating today's challenges."

Buck, which was acquired by H.I.G. Capital in 2018, has approximately 1,500 employees across offices in the US, UK, and Canada. The firm provides clients in a range of industries with services in HR and benefits consulting, administration, and technology.


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