Former PwC Partner Michael Spiteri joins Elixirr FS team

23 July 2015 Consultancy.uk

London-based consultancy Elixirr has boosted its Partner team with the appointment of Michael Spiteri. Spiteri, who joins from PwC, will lead the firm’s Financial Services practice and is the 14th addition to the partner team of the fast-growing consulting firm.

Since its founding in 2009, management consulting firm Elixirr - formerly known as Elix-IRR - has experienced speedy growth*, as a result of which it recently broke through the barrier of 80 consultants. To help it reach its goal of continued international growth, Elixirr has been steadily expanding its partner team in the past few months. In November 2014, Brandon Bichler joined the firm from Infosys and in May of this year, the firm appointed four new partners, including Chris Sullivan from RBS and internally promoted Jill Ross, Dieter Halfar and Joe Dall. Other senior appointments made to boost the firm include Karina van den Oever, Katie Gillett and Herbert van der Raad.

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Elixirr's most recent addition to its growing partner team is Michael Spiteri, who has been hired to lead the Financial Services practice. Spiteri joins with 20 years of experience in the financial services industry, of which he the last 5 years focused on digital technology in insurance and banking across a wide range of clients. Before joining Elixirr, Spiteri held various leadership positions, of which his role as Partner in the insurance consulting team at PwC was the most recent one. Prior to this, between 2010 and 2013, he was a Managing Director at Accenture and between 2006 and 2010, the acted as Head of Financial Services at HCL AXON. From 2001 to 2006, Spiteri worked for IBM, first as Client Services Director and later as Head of FS Consulting.

Commenting on his move, Spiteri says: “I joined Elixirr because they solve the really difficult problems for their clients. They don’t just talk strategy, they deliver operational action. This is a firm that is passionate about helping their clients change the game in their industries – and we’re serious about changing the game in our own. With Elixirr’s focus on digital and innovation, I believe that we can execute business and operating models for our insurance and banking clients that will truly transform them into the organisations of the future. I’m excited to be a part of that.”

Michael Spiteri and Stephen Newton

Stephen Newton, Founder & Managing Partner of Elixirr, adds: “I am delighted that Michael has joined our Partner team. He brings with him a wealth of understanding of the business context our insurance and banking clients operate in, and his focus on digital and innovation is perfectly aligned with ours. Our strong network in the start-up ecosystems of Silicon Valley and London, alongside our experience working with large financial services institutions means we are perfectly placed to help our corporate clients respond to their new competitors - fast-moving, innovative start-ups who are threatening their market position. We’re acting as enablers to help them collaborate and learn from each other for mutual benefit. The market is responding extremely well to this, our clients are telling us that our perspective is unique and Michael will further strengthen our credibility in this area. He joins us at a time when we are really accelerating our growth, and he will play a big part in that.”

* On the back of its expansion path, and the quality of its service offerings, Elixirr was voted UK’s ‘Best New Consultancy’ by the MCA in 2014.

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