Senior advisers join North Highland and West Monroe in the US

08 November 2016 Consultancy.uk

West Monroe Partners has hired Joe Davey as Director of the firm’s Seattle-based Analytics and Technology practices, he joins from Pariveda Solutions where he was Vice President. North Highland has boosted its Texas operation by hiring EY Partner Brad Weatherly as Vice President and Market Lead.

Prior to joining West Monroe Partners, Joe Davey worked as a Vice President at business and solutions consultancy Pariveda Solutions for a year and a half, following a short four month stint as an independent consultant. He previously worked at Slalom Consulting in a number of senior roles, most recently as Managing Director of Slalom Phoenix. Prior to that, Davey held leadership roles in Slalom's Virtual Services arm and in the firm’s Seattle operation. he joined the consulting firm in 2009 as a Practice Director of CRM, Interactive Design/UX and Technology.

Earlier in his career, he worked at Two Degrees Consulting as a Portals Practice Leader, as a Senior Program Manager at Microsoft and was a Department Manager in the Customer Facing Systems Operations at Medtronic Emergency Response. Davey holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Washington and a Master of Business Administration in Ecommerce and Privacy Law from Seattle University.

In his new role as Director, Davey will lead the West Monroe's Seattle-based Analytics and Technology practices. He brings more than 18 years of experience in Analytics and Technology to the consultancy, specialising in analytics strategy, custom application, mobile, dashboard, and integration development to the firm’s growing practice.

Brad Weatherly and Joe Davey

Brian Paulen, Senior Director and leader of West Monroe’s Seattle office, says, “Joe Davey is a highly respected technology leader focused on combining technology, delivery, and design to create exceptional outcomes for clients. His unique combination of technical expertise and business acumen, and his ability to facilitate strong partnerships between delivery teams and software partners are vital qualities for leading clients through complex, technology-enabled business transformation.”

Davey adds, “I am impressed by West Monroe Partners’ ability to field teams with a strong blend of business and technology expertise, which is critical in situations of transformational change. I look forward to bringing my experience to bear for clients seeking to seize opportunities in their evolving markets.”

Prior to joining North Highland, Brad Weatherly worked at EY as a Partner in its Customer Technology practice for three years. He was previously at Infosys Consulting where he was a Partner for more than five years, working as the firm’s Global SAP Business Transformation Leader and Customer Operations Practice Leader. Earlier in his career he worked, briefly, at Accenture as a Partner, and for almost ten years at Deloitte, leaving in 2006 as a Senior Manager. Weatherly holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Business Analysis and a Master of Information Science from the Texas A&M University - Mays Business School.

Weatherly joins North Highland as a Vice President and Market Lead of the firm’s Texas region operation. He is responsible for driving the firm’s Houston, Dallas, and Austin markets’ growth and successful client engagements across all industries.

Jim Arnold, president at North Highland and leader of the firm’s South region, says, “He is a hands-on leader, whose philosophy and collaborative values will enable success at North Highland and inspire our employee owners. We are looking forward to having Brad’s leadership drive growth in our Texas market.”

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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.