CMG Partners, a consulting firm focused on sales effectiveness, business integration and corporate strategy, is expanding its operations to Boston by hiring Rick Simpson as an associate partner.

Simpson has more than 25 years of business experience, including roles as an entrepreneur to Fortune 50 operations. He also served recently as vice president of corporate development for CMGI.

“We’re delighted to have Rick on board. He will deepen our ability to meet the growing demand by our clients for comprehensive and integrated solutions to their business issues and opportunities, including how to be more successful in today’s challenging sales environments,” said Mark Carr, who is a Boston-based partner in the firm.