Brickendon has promoted Nathan Snyder and Lee Pittaway, formerly Executive Directors at the firm, to Partner. The promotions reflect their diligent and dedicated work that has seen the firm expand its wings into the US market as well as continue to grow in its UK-base.
Prior to joining Brickendon, a financial services consultancy with offices in the UK and US (opened in the summer of 2016), Nathan Snyder worked at Credit Suisse for four years, most recently as the firm’s Global Markets Technology practice. He was previously worked at Merrill Lynch in the firm’s Fixed Income Technology practice. Earlier roles include two years, starting in 2007, at PTS Consulting as a Senior Consultant, and four years at Pagoda Consulting as a Consultant. His promotion to Partner reflects his efforts supporting the expansion of the firm’s US operations, which works for several key financial services organisations in the New York market.
Snyder remarks that he has “enjoyed the absolute meritocracy within Brickendon.” He adds, “At every stage I have volunteered to take on more responsibility and been rewarded with the opportunity to own a new challenge within the company. The ultimate responsibility has been the founding of our first overseas office – a challenge that I’m happily working to solve.”
Prior to joining Brickendon, Lee Pittaway worked at Twenty Recruitment Group as a Sales Manager in its Technology and Financial Services business for around a year. He previously worked as a Sales Manager in Banking Technology at SThree for six years. At Brickendon headed up the firm's resourcing strategy since 2013, which has strongly contributed to the firm doubling in size. Since last year he took on the additional role of Business Development, which includes the firm’s international expansion.
Regarding his experience at the firm, Pittaway says, “I love the entrepreneurial style within Brickendon set by our CEO Chris Burke. Since I started I’ve been given full autonomy to grow out three functions and deliver huge growth within the business. I’ve seen us double in size year-on-year, with more exciting times ahead. Its been a pleasure to be part of a fantastic story. I’m now focussed on helping the business grow globally, driving sales, relationships and making our clients our fans. The senior management team is like a family, all with the same vision”.
Speaking about the promotions, Brickendon Chief Executive and founder Chris Burke, says the firm is “very pleased” about the promotion of Snyder and Pittaway. He adds, “They have both been instrumental in driving the extraordinary growth we have experienced as a firm. This has only been possible because of the value proposition they have presented to our global financial clients and the successful way they have managed change in these turbulent times. It is a sign they have both excelled as leaders within the firm and it is fitting they be promoted to Partner.”
In line with the Brickendon's growth ambitions, the firm has recently made a number of senior level appointments, including of a new chairman and non-executive director. The consultancy also recently issued its employees with a stake in the firm’s future.