Our Company

First North Consulting is part of the First North Group of companies founded by John Packwood in 2008. Established in 2012, First North Consulting provides management consulting services to regulated financial services companies including some of the world’s largest financial institutions.

Culture and Values

Our consulting services are driven by the specific and unique needs of our clients. We provide transparent engagement in all mandates. Clear communication is the foundation of our work.

Organizations are faced with business transformation drivers that can provide opportunity or increase the risk in failing to adapt.

Our extensive domain experience can help you leverage these transformation drivers to bring innovation and a competitive advantage to your organization.

Competitive Advantage

Quality of Service

We have the most knowledgeable personnel in the industry and have collaborated with them for years. Our service delivery is managed with governance in place, whether the oversight is provided by our own company’s principals or by the customer’s management personnel. We bring a roll-up your sleeves attitude to every engagement in order to help our clients work towards, and ultimately achieve, their goals on time, in scope, and within budget.

Lower Cost

We maintain the highest quality of service in the industry at a lower cost than our competitors, because of our unique service delivery model. Our customer’s receive maximum return on their investment through a team based approach that blends our collective skills on a cost consolidated basis, with no individual downtime or unnecessary overhead.

Managed Risk

The perception is that larger projects have higher risk and therefore only the largest companies can deliver them. In actuality, it depends upon what is being delivered and how. Our company has successfully implemented small, medium, and large sized projects. Our record of success is based on our team’s extensive experience and collective years of experience. Our partners and consultants work together to provide clients with a deep understanding of their project and product risk, maintain internal status reviews to prevent project slippage, and collaborate with clients to develop mitigation strategies that allow goals and key objectives to be achieved.

Relationship Driven

We believe that Honesty, Integrity, and Transparency are key components to a relationship-driven business therefore, we do not charge unnecessary service fees and we always deliver on our promise. We thoroughly understand the industry we serve and the people who drive it. Our commitment to outstanding service while ensuring customers receive a positive return on investment has allowed us to foster both new and existing customer relationships.