Executive Leadership

Evolve consultants are seasoned, strategic and innovative. Our diverse experiences and extensive knowledge spanning a breadth of industries make us unique in how we approach client engagements.

Peri Higgins

Peri Higgins is a seasoned financial professional with 20+ years of experience in management consulting, private equity, investment banking and real estate. Following a successful corporate career in which she honed her finance and strategy skills, Peri began the pursuit of her entrepreneurial passions and launched two real estate investment funds. 

Shortly after fund exit, she formed Evolve Advisors, a boutique consultancy. Since 2012, Peri and her team have leveraged their experience and expertise to assist clients in a wide range of industries to enhance growth, increase profitability and develop strategies to achieve objectives. 

Peri holds a Bachelor of Arts from Harvard University and a Masters of Business Administration with a major in Finance from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. She serves on the boards of Arcadia University and Horizons Greater Philadelphia, a non-profit that promotes educational equity through partnerships with students, their families and schools to create outside of school learning experiences.

Jaye West

Jaye West is a Principal at Evolve Advisors. She has over 20 years of leadership experience working for corporations as well as launching and operating her own business ventures. Her expertise includes Sales and Sales Support, Business Development, Product Management, Strategic Planning and Project Management. Jaye has experience in the pharmaceutical, automotive and consumer goods industries and has significant experience working with non-profit organizations.

Prior to joining Evolve Advisors, Jaye served as a leader in the Client Information Systems department of a large fleet and mobility company. She led the company’s roadmap development team and deployed several strategic project initiatives that contributed to enhancing the overall customer experience of several client-facing applications. Additionally, she developed and introduced APIs to give clients a self-serve method for loading and extracting data from the organization’s database. Jaye’s role also included managing the End-User Technical Support Center, a client specific projects team and an end-user training group.

Jaye earned a Bachelor of Business Administration from Howard University. She currently serves on the board of the Community House of Moorestown.


Chris Karas

Christine Karas, Principal at Evolve Advisors, leverages her extensive experience and business acumen for Evolve’s clients. She has worked across a range of industries—including financial services, industrial, healthcare, materials and technology, transportation, and energy—and has expertise in business transformations, strategy, restructuring, and organizational design. Chris’ consultancy experience is rooted in creating positive outcomes by working side by side with clients to solve challenges through due diligence, on-site operations assessments, C-suite advising, and building corporate and market strategies.

Prior to joining Evolve, Chris served as an accomplished senior executive with a successful corporate career of over 20 years that began by applying her problem-solving skills first as a development engineer and later transitioning those skills to make an impact in business. She held multiple, progressive roles in commercial, operations, quality, and global leadership.

Chris earned an MBA from Northwestern University’s Kellogg School of Business and a Bachelor of Science in Material Science & Engineering from the University of Florida.