Baringa Partners has hired two new Partners. Mansi Patel joins from Deloitte and will work in the firm's Media segment and Orla Keady joins the firm from Cisco and will work in the firm's Technology Transformation practice.
Prior to joining Baringa (Baringa) Mansi Patel worked at Deloitte, most recently at Deloitte Digital where she was a Director. She joined the Big Four firm in 2000 and was largely focused on advisory work for the Media and Telecommunications Sector, covering a range of issues, from cloud and digital technologies to digital marketing and CRM, interacting at CxO level and delivering stakeholder management.
Patel, who holds a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry from King's College London and a Master of Science in Computing from Imperial College London, joins Baringa as a Partner and will head up the firm’s Media segment. The role sees her leverage her more than 16 years of experience in the industry to develop and further expand the media side of its Telecoms and Media practice.
Prior to joining Baringa, Orla Keady worked at Cisco as a Director in the firm’s Consulting Services segment, she held the position for almost two years. She was previously a Director of Technology and Digital Consulting at Deloitte Consulting – she started out as a Senior Manager at the firm in 2008. Earlier roles include Client Director and Head of Business Development at BT and Product Manager at communications provider Openreach, where she started her career in 2000.
Keady joins the firm’s Technology Transformation practice as Partner. In the role, she is tasked with expanding the client base, leading eminence efforts and internal proposition development.
Adrian Bettridge, Baringa’s Managing Partner, says, “It’s great to be able to welcome the new Partners who are joining us from very different external organisations." In May last year the firm promoted five new partners from within its own organisation.
Bettridge adds: "They join us at an exciting time for Baringa, given our growth plans as we respond to our clients demands to become more global." As part of its international growth strategy, Baringa last year opened a base in Dubai and earlier this year the consultancy established a permanent presence in New York.