Marty Rose heads up US operations of Holley Holland

28 July 2015

Financial services specialist Holley Holland has hired Marty Rose to head up the firm’s US activities. Rose will be based in Charlotte, North Carolina, and has been tasked with expanding the consultancy’s footprint in the banking and insurance industry.

Holley Holland was established in 2008 by Andrew Holley and Mark Holland. Prior to founding the business transformation advisory, Holley worked for among others Fidelity and JP Morgan Chase, while Holland served Fidelity, KPMG, HSBC and the London Stock Exchange. Holley Holland currently has a team of 12 consultants, operating from an office at 7 Savile Row in London.

Holley Holland - Focused, boutique approach

In line with the firm’s growth ambitions, Holley Holland recently decided to cross the Atlantic and open operations in the US, the globe’s largest consulting market, estimated to be worth more than $50 billion. To head up the operations the advisory has lured Marty Rose from the Bank of America, where she served for over 20 years. Most recently Rose was COO in the bank’s Risk Group and also held the position of Programme and Governance Executive for the Global Recovery and Resolution and Global Stress Testing Group.

Prior to working in the risk division, Rose was COO and Programme Executive in the bank’s Corporate Tax Group. In this role, she led the tax operations and technology team and spearheaded various strategic initiatives. Earlier roles included providing tax support for structured finance transactions, leading global tax merger transitions and serving as EMEA Tax Director.

Andrew Holley, Mark Holland and Marty Rose

“Holley Holland is a very different type of consultancy – the team is made up of senior people from the industry. That’s why I joined – so I could advise financial institutions with confidence alongside my peers. At a time of such complexity, the need for long standing financial services experience is crucial: I know from experience you want advice from people who have been in your shoes. That’s a very rare thing to find,” comments Rose on her new role.

Holley Holland's co-founder Holley says he is “delighted to have Marty join the firm,” adding “her extensive technical experience is the perfect match for our business.” Rose will be responsible for building the firm’s US business, with a focus on immediate opportunities in Charlotte and the banking domain.


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