Gottschalk Hardesty Changes Name to NextLevel; Opens New Office in Portland

Professional services firm NextLevel expands reach throughout the Pacific Northwest.

Seattle, WA, August 08, 2013 --( Gottschalk Hardesty, a Seattle-based regional professional services firm, has changed its brand name to NextLevel to better reflect its focus on building enterprise value for clients.

Formed in late 2011 by veterans in the executive services industry, the firm quickly brought on clients throughout the western region and added new partners to serve companies in transition with interim management, project leadership and advisory services in support of executive teams and boards.

“Since day one, our firm has focused on increasing client value and providing a meaningful contribution to our clients’ success. We have consistently done all that we can do to deliver on our promise to leave clients better off than we found them,” said Chuck Gottschalk, founder and CEO of NextLevel. “Now we’re positioned to escalate our growth, and the NextLevel brand best reflects the essence of who we are as a firm and the value we’re intent on creating.”

The corporate name change also coincides with the launch of a new NextLevel office in Portland, Oregon. The Portland office officially opened on July 1, 2013 under the leadership of Managing Partner Terry Tigner. Tigner is a senior executive with more than 20 years of leadership in professional services firms, as well as senior management experience in operating roles with full P&L responsibility. He has earned a record of consistent success serving a range of companies from start-ups to Fortune 100, including Oracle, Accenture, Ernst & Young, Marlin Equity Partners, and XPrize Foundation, among others.

“Portland businesses have plenty of opportunity for growth, but they may need the right executive or advisory team in place to overcome market challenges. Terry and the NextLevel team will be there to help them every step of the way,” said Gottschalk.

NextLevel anticipates significant growth in the coming months, as the firm continues to add to its team, and also expands client service offerings.

About NextLevel: Building Enterprise Value
NextLevel is a Pacific Northwest based regional professional services firm with national resources, providing executive and board services on an interim, project and advisory basis. We deliver a broad range of strategic, operational and financial management services through vetted, expert team members who have an average of two decades of experience serving in leadership positions within the C-suite and boards of directors. For more information, visit
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