Eden McCallum has bolstered its London-based partner team with Michael Edwards. He joins from McKinsey & Company, where he spent nine years, most recently as a partner in the United Kingdom.
Michael Edwards has more than 20 years of experience, of which the majority in the consulting industry. He started his career in 1992 with GlaxoSmithKline, where he worked in Marketing and Sales. Roughly five years later he moved to Andersen Consulting (currently Accenture), where he spent more than nine years in the consultancy business unit. Edwards worked the past nine years for McKinsey & Company, where he served as a Partner in the Pharmaceutical and Medical Products practice. At the strategy consultancy he led the ‘Value and Access’ service line across Europe, helping clients developing their pricing and reimbursement strategies for new medicines.
Earlier this year Edwards decided to embark on a new challenge, with the decision falling in Eden McCallum’s favour, a management consultancy firm founded in 2000 renowned for its breakthrough business model. The firm’s operations is based on the combination of traditional strategy consulting– more than half of Eden McCallum’s consultants base has a background with McKinsey, BCG or Bain – with freelancing, resulting in a model that provides clients with high quality at a lower cost. The approach by Eden McCallum has over the past years received significant attention globally, with references in the HBR article ‘Consulting on the Cusp of Disruption’ (October 2013) and more recently an article in The Economist as the most notable examples.
With Eden McCallum, Edwards will focus on further developing the firm’s work in pharma and healthcare, working closely with colleagues internationally. “I’m delighted to be joining Eden McCallum at such an exciting time for the firm,” says Edwards. “Companies are looking for new ways of working with consultants, and Eden McCallum are really well placed as a high-impact alternative.” Liann Eden, founding partner of the consultancy, adds: “As we drive continued growth in our core markets and beyond, we’re thrilled to have Michael in the team taking us on that journey.”
With the addition of Edwards, Eden McCallum’s partner team grows to 11. Nine of the eleven partners are based in London, including founding partners Liann Eden and Dena McCallum, and the recently appointed Stephanie Mills, who joined the firm in February 2013 from BCG and became Partner in October last year. Two partners – Heleen Wachters and Marjon Wanders – are based in the Netherlands, from the hub in Amsterdam they lead the firm’s Benelux operations.