Carlo Gagliardi leaves PwC Strategy& to join PA's digital business

12 September 2017 Consultancy.uk

The head of Strategy&’s UK digital team, Carlo Gagliardi, has left the firm to join rival PA Consulting Group in London. At PA, Gagliardi has been appointed a partner in the firm’s digital transformation team. 

Carlo Gagliardi has over 25 years of experience in management consulting, during which he has supported dozens of organisations in the private sector, spanning the telco, media, technology, utilities, energy, hospitality, retail & consumer, and industrial sectors. Prior to joining PA, Gagliardi served PwC for over six years. In his most recent role, he led the digital practice of Strategy& – PwC’s strategy consulting arm formed in 2014 after the Big Four firm acquired Booz & Company, with earlier roles including serving as a partner in PwC’s Strategy and Customer Market service lines. 

Gagliardi joined PwC in 2011 as part of the acquisition of PRTM – at PRTM, the senior advisor was a partner and head of the Customer Experience Innovation Practice, focused on, among others, sales, marketing and service propositions. Earlier in his career Gagliardi worked nearly a decade for Accenture, where he delivered several projects, mainly in the field of sales & marketing at clients in the telco and media sectors.

Per the first of this month the Italian origin consultant joined PA Consulting Group as a senior member of its digital transformation wing – one of the fastest growing offerings of the employee-owned consultancy. Commenting on the high-profile addition, Anita Chandraker, global head of digital consulting at PA, said she is delighted to welcome Gagliardi, stating “His appointment reflects the growth in demand for our digital expertise and he brings extensive experience that will be highly valued across our global client base.”

Carlo Gagliardi - Partner - PA Consulting Group

Chandraker describes Gagliardi as an experienced Board advisor, with a track record in successful digital transformation for large clients both in the UK and internationally. Meanwhile, Gagliardi is also a well-known expert on digital topics – insights drawn from research he (co-)authored have been published in the Harvard Business Review, Financial Times and Consultancy.uk, and he also works as a guest lecturer at Cass Business School, where he delivers sessions on digital transformation and disruption. 

“I am delighted to be joining the Digital Team at PA Consulting Group as a Partner, leading on taking our Digital Transformation offer to market,” said Gagliardi. He added the he believes his new employer has “unparalleled experience and capabilities to help clients win” in today’s digital age, remarking “With data and flexibility becoming the real fuels of competitive advantage, business and technology leaders have to work together much more than in the past, and truly promote innovation. I believe PA is uniquely placed to help clients succeed. PA, with its long history of successfully developing and implementing new ideas and delivering change that makes a real difference to clients makes it an exciting place to work and I am delighted to be joining the team.” 

Last year, PA poached another executive advisor in the UK from a rival firm: Ken Allan, who formerly led EY's global Information Security unit, joined PA Consulting Group as the lead of its digital trust team. 

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