Alvarez & Marsal has in recent weeks added two experienced consultants to its senior ranks. Mairéad Warren de Búrca joins from EY, she has been appointed a Managing Director in the UK, while across the Atlantic, former Deloitte Consulting partner Dwight Hill has been named a Senior Director.
Mairéad Warren de Búrca brings more than 20 years’ experience, having advised clients across all industry sectors on domestic and international value-added tax (VAT) issues, insolvencies and corporate transactions. Her expertise ranges from advisory around VAT cash flow opportunities, restructuring, contingency planning and running the VAT for formal trading insolvencies. Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), Warren de Búrca spent 16 years at EY as a Executive Director, leading the firm’s VAT work around mergers and acquisitions, business restructurings and insolvencies as well as providing general VAT advisory services. Since 2006 she specialises in private equity, corporate transactions, and restructuring and insolvency projects.
In her new role, Warren de Búrca will spearhead A&M’s VAT practice in the UK, which is part of Alvarez & Marsal Taxand, an affiliate of the global professional services firm. Reflecting on her appointment, David Pert, Managing Director and head of A&M’s Tax practice, says, “As companies’ tax affairs continue to be under greater public scrutiny, Mairéad’s arrival marks an important milestone in expanding our tax advisory practice. She has thorough understanding of how to navigate the complex indirect tax landscape, particularly in light of the EU referendum result, and will significantly boost A&M’s capability to assist with strategic tax planning.”
Dwight Hill brings more than 25 years of experience to the consultancy as both a retailer and a consultant to retailers. He spent half of his career in leadership roles ranging from Buyer to Vice President level positions with Neiman Marcus, Michaels Stores and Zale’s. On the consulting side, he spent nearly nine years at Deloitte Consulting, where he, for the most part, served in the firm’s retail consulting arm. Prior to joining A&M, Hill worked for The Retail Advisory, his own consultancy dedicated to serving the retail industry, and, after he integrated his own business into McMillan Doolittle in August 2014, for the Chicago-based retail specialist.
Hill has extensive experience with streamlining store operations as well as designing and implementing programmes to help reduce costs and improve earnings before interest, tax, depreciation and amortization (EBITDA), productivity and working capital. He has throughout his career led multiple selling, general and administrative expenses (SG&A) analysis projects for large and small retailers
In his new role, Hill, who holds an MBA from Southern Methodist University and a bachelor’s degree from the University of Oklahoma, will help retail clients create flexible shopping experiences for their customers, advance their competitive edge and grow their market share. Joseph Berardino, leader of the firm’s Corporate Transformation Services practice, comments: “Dwight’s expertise and our firm’s operational excellence will allow us to continue to bring real solutions to clients who are facing change and disruption while trying to transform their businesses to meet customer demands.”
Hill joins as a Senior Director and will be based in Alvarez & Marsal’s Dallas office.