Accenture adds Jill Kramer to Advertising team, joins from BBDO

01 June 2016 Consultancy.uk

Accenture has picked up Jill Kramer to further advance its ‘digital first’ strategy from the firm’s New York office. Kramer joins from BBDO and will manage a range of advertising and media related campaigns and activities across all channels in 35 countries.

Prior to joining Accenture, Jill Kramer was an Executive Vice President and Senior Director at BBDO, where she started in 2010. Her role included managing a number of large advertising and integrated marketing campaigns for fortune 500 companies. Previously, between 2008 and 2010, Kramer was a Vice President and Account Director at DDB. In 1996, she started at Rodgers Townsend, working her way up the ladder to leave the firm as a Vice President and Account Director. Previously, she worked at Kramer Trans World Airlines as a Manager from 1995.

Kramer holds a Bachelor of Arts in Communications from the University of Massachusetts, Amherst.

Jill Kramer - Accenture

Kramer joins Accenture as a Managing Director of Advertising. Kramer will work across various marketing teams within the firm, driving its ‘digital first’ agenda by way of strategic and creative advertising campaigns. She takes responsibility for the development of effective adverting strategies in 35 countries, as well as campaign management and media planning – across a range of digital, mobile and traditional advertising channels.

Roxanne Taylor, Accenture’s Chief Marketing and Communications Officer says that Kramer “brings immense talent, creativity and experience to Accenture.” Taylor adds, “Her fresh perspective and wealth of advertising knowledge will be invaluable to executing Accenture’s advertising and sponsorship strategy. As Accenture continues to rotate to the new, I’m confident Jill will be a strong leader and significant contributor to driving our brand forward.”

Recent additions to Accenture's senior ranks in the US include Jill Standish (Global Leader of the firm's Retail practice) and Greg Kaplan, who serves as Chief Creative Officer.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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.