West Monroe hires Directors from Accenture and Deloitte Consulting

03 October 2016 Consultancy.uk

West Monroe Partners has hired Douglas Rabeneck and Nancy Tseng as Directors. Rabeneck joins from Accenture, and will support the firm’s Pittsburgh regional clients through business transformations. Tseng, who joins from Deloitte Consulting, takes the lead of the firm’s Southern California M&A practice and will be responsible for further developing West Monroe's regional M&A proposition.

Prior to joining West Monroe Partners, Douglas Rabeneck worked at Accenture for nine years, where he latterly was the firm’s Global Lead of Workforce Optimisation Capability. In the capacity, he was responsible for a team of professionals supporting clients through, among others, workforce optimisation business process re-engineering, change management, and organisational transformation. Previously, from 2006, Rabeneck worked at the Institute of Industrial Engineers, joining as Senior Vice President of Technical Operations in 2006 before taking on the role of President and CFO in 2011. Earlier in his career Rabeneck worked at H. B. Maynard and Company for 12 years, in his last role as Business Development Executive, and in various roles at UPS where he started in 1988.

Rabeneck holds a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering, a Graduate Certificate in Engineering Management & Technology and a Master of Science in Industrial Engineering from the University of Pittsburgh. Rabeneck also gained a certificate for Military Intelligence Analyst from the United States Army Intelligence Centre & School.

The consultant brings more than 20 years of organisation transformation and change experience to West Monroe Partners. In his new capacity, he will work as a Director from the firm’s Pittsburgh office. Rabeneck is tasked with supporting the firm’s clients "reach their business goals" and will provide, among others, workforce optimisation, general management, lean implementation, business process re-engineering, operations excellence, and enterprise transformation offerings.

Jeffrey Arnold, Director and leader of West Monroe’s Pittsburgh office and Workforce Optimisation practice, comments, “Doug Rabeneck is a recognised thought leader in the area of workforce optimisation with an exemplary track record for delivering solutions that have increased enterprise value for some of the world’s leading companies.”

Douglas Rabeneck, Nancy Tseng - West Monroe

Rabeneck says, "I am impressed by the firm’s work in the marketplace and its ability to blend the science of engineering with the art of people to maximise productivity. I look forward to contributing my own experience and perspectives as we continue to grow our position.”

Prior to joining West Monroe, Nancy Tseng worked at Deloitte Consulting, from 2008, as a Mergers, Acquisitions, and Divestitures adviser – responsible for supporting clients through M&A and business transformations. Previously, Tseng worked at Booz & Company (today Strategy& – PwC's strategy consulting arm) as an Associate, where she started her career in 2000. Tseng holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics and a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Engineering from Stanford University.

Tseng joins West Monroe Partners as a Director and lead of the firm’s M&A practice in Southern California. Tseng takes responsibility for the firm’s West Coast expansion, while further building on the firm’s M&A propositions. The role will see Tseng, from the firm’s LA office, work closely with John Stiffler, leader of the firm’s San Francisco M&A practice, and Mark Huson, leader of firm’s Seattle M&A practice, to build a more unified regional offering.

Ken Siegman, Senior Director and head of the firms Los Angeles office, says, “Nancy has an exemplary track record for helping global companies convert merger and acquisition activities into shareholder value. Her expertise in all phases of the M&A lifecycle along with her strategic leadership will be immense assets to our team and our clients in Southern California and beyond.”

Reflecting on her move, Tseng: “I’m excited to apply my vision, strategy and experience to advance the firm’s market position. We have great growth momentum, and I’m determined to help lead the M&A practice and its clients to new heights.”

Earlier this year West Monroe added two Directors to its Seattle office: Mark Huson (M&A focus) and Nathan Appleton (Technology focus).

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.