North Highland adds three senior consultants to US team

13 November 2014

North Highland has recently announced several additions to its US consulting team in the Nashville and St. Louis offices. Former Deloitte Director Beth Price has been appointed as Vice President, Carl Turza, who has joined from Daugherty Business Solutions, has taken on the role of CIO Advisory Services Lead, and former EY Executive Director Mark Vreeland has been named Health Care Advisory Practice Leader and Principal.

North Highland is an in 1992 established management consulting firm, with more than 1,000 employees working from its 25 offices worldwide. The firm that is employee-owned is active in a wide variety of sectors: Energy & Utilities, Financial Services, Healthcare, Life Sciences, Manufacturing, Media, Entertainment & Communications, Public Sector, Retail & Consumer Products, and Transportation.

In recent months, the consulting firm has added several senior consultants to its team in the US, an overview of the appointments:

Beth Price - Carl Turza - Mark Vreeland

Beth Price

Beth Price has joined North Highland as Vice President of the Nashville office from Deloitte where she acted as Director. Price brings the firm a strong healthcare background as she has served most segments of the industry, including provider; non-profit, for-profit, academic medical centres; healthcare payers and the clinical research life science industry. Prior to working for Deloitte, Price acted as CEO and Executive Director of the Vanderbilt-Ingram Cancer Center, COO at the Sarah Cannon Cancer Center, and Senior Strategy Manager at Accenture. In addition to this, she fulfilled several roles on different boards.

“North Highland’s Nashville office is known for delivering powerful, integrated solutions to our healthcare clients across the industry spectrum and Beth’s presence will further enhance our ability to do this,” comments Nancy Schultz, Global Healthcare Lead and Group Vice President of North Highland Nashville and St. Louis, on the appointment.

Carl Turza

Carl Turza has been appointed to Chief Information Officer (CIO) Advisory Services Lead of St. Louis office, a role in which he will be responsible for supporting business development efforts, offering digital engagement thought leadership and enhancing the CIO advisory practice. Turza brings over 30 years of experience to North Highland, and has fulfilled several leadership roles, including Senior Vice President and Principal Management Consultant at Daugherty Business Solutions, Vice President  Global e-Business at VWR International, Chief Information Officer at Sigma-Aldrich, COO at Woodwind & Brasswind, and VP e-Business at W.W. Grainger.

“Carl brings a triple threat of strong leadership, strategy and the solid understanding of the intersections and convergence between demand generation and marketing, supply chain, technology and back-end system integration,” comments Scott Turner, Vice President and Market Lead North Highland St. Louis.

Mark Vreeland

Mark Vreeland has joined the firm as Health Care Advisory Practice Leader and Principal of the St. Louis office. In this role, Vreeland will focus on information management and collaboration, information architecture, governance and business intelligence for clients. Prior to joining North Highland, Vreeland worked for several other consulting firms, including in the roles of Executive Director of the Health Care Practice at EY, Senior Manager & Informatics Leader at Accenture, and Senior Manager Business Intelligence Leader at Capgemini.

“Mark’s passion for leveraging technology to drive business value and enable critical processes, partnered with his broad industry experience, which spans health care, finance and manufacturing industries, will be an asset to our firm and to our clients,” says Turner.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019

Three senior level consultants have been boosted to the rank of Partner at Quantum Advisory, as the firm works to meet heightened levels of client demand. Aled Edwards, Amanda Burdge and Chris Heirene become Partners as long-time Quantum member Rob Davies retires in May after 15 years as a Partner at the firm.

Founded in 2000, Quantum Advisory provides pension and employee benefits services to employers, scheme trustees and members, with five offices across the UK. The firm has enjoyed exponential growth in recent years, following a number of major client wins and booming demand for its services. It opened a new office in Bristol in 2016 to service the South West and in 2017 relocated its Cardiff office to a larger site within the Welsh capital to house the increased workforce. More recently, Quantum relocated its Amersham, Birmingham and London offices to more spacious premises in the centre of both cities to cope with demand.

The financial services consultancy, which employs 115 people across the UK, has promoted three senior team members to Partner, as part of its wider growth plans. The firm has moved Aled Edwards from Principal Consultant & Actuary, while Amanda Burdge has ascended from Principal Investment Consultant. Chris Heirene, former IT Manager, has also joined the ten current Partners at Quantum.

Aled Edwards most recently managed the actuarial team within Quantum’s Cardiff office as well as providing technical training for all staff. He boasts more than 17 years of pensions experience. He started his career as an Actuary at Jardine Lloyd Thompson’s Bristol wing, before joining Quantum in 2011. Edwards is also the President of the Welsh Actuarial Society (WAS), which supports actuaries and actuarial students living or working in Wales.

Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of Partners

Amanda Burdge joined Quantum’s team in 2001, as one of the fledgling firm’s first employees. Most recently she was a Principal Investment Consultant with the firm, and with more than a quarter of a century’s experience in the sector, she is responsible for providing investment advice to many of Quantum’s key clients with both defined benefit and defined contribution schemes. Prior to her time with Quantum, Burdge spent two years as a consultant with SBJ Benefit Consultants (now Capita), and three years with Tesco Pension Trustees. She currently sits on the Regulation Committee for the Pensions Management Institute.

Chris Heirene initially worked with Quantum as an IT Consultant with Teamwork Technology Services and then UES for over five years, before finally joining the firm itself in 2011. He is now responsible for Quantum’s IT systems across all of its offices, including the network and core server infrastructure which supports the business. Heirene is heavily involved in utilising IT to improve and build upon the processes in place throughout Quantum.

David Deidun, Partner at Quantum Advisory, said of the promotions, “This is a very exciting time for Quantum. The recent round of promotions fully recognise the hard work and dedication shown by the three, all of whom go above and beyond for the company. I’ve no doubt that Aled, Amanda and Chris will settle into their new roles with ease and look forward to working together to grow Quantum even further.”

The news comes as Rob Davies retires in May, after spending fifteen years as a Partner at Quantum. A qualified actuary, Davies was instrumental in setting up Quantum’s Investment Division, specialising in aiding clients with their investment strategies. He will remain with the company on a part-time consultancy basis, while working with several clients in the Fiduciary Manager area.