Stan La Haye joins supply chain consulting firm Chainalytics

01 November 2016 Consultancy.uk

Supply chain consultancy Chainalytics has added Stan La Haye to its team. La Haye, who joins as a Senior Manager from CLX Logistics Europe, has been tasked with further growing the firm’s footprint in the transport consulting segment.

Stan La Haye has around 10 years’ experience in the consulting industry. After obtaining a Master’s degree in Logistics Management from the Rotterdam Business School, he started his career in the summer of 2007 at KPMG, based within the firm’s Advisory business line. La Haye spent four years with the Big Four firm, working on multiple supply chain transformation projects focusing on process improvement, cost reduction, and procurement optimisation. In 2011 he transferred to LHC Consulting, a Netherlands-based supply chain advisory boutique, and, after LHC Consulting was acquired by CLX Logistics in October 2012, La Haye moved along to CLX’s European consulting arm: CLX Logistics Europe. 

Over the past five years, La Haye, most recently in the role of Senior Consultant, managed and executed a wide range of supply chain projects for CLX’s clients. Project experience gained include managing a procurement project for a major transport player, involved from initial baseline setting to carrier negotiations and final contracting; delivering benchmarking services to a freight provider, providing analyses across transport nodes; and contributing to a logistics cost reduction programme, reducing logistics spend across nodes to customers, external warehouses, and intercompany shipments.

Stan La Haye joins Chainalytics

La Haye also gained experience with sourcing process improvement transitions, business case development, post-merger integration in the logistics realm and the implementation of global/pan-European technology roll-outs. 

Last month the seasoned consultant decided to embark on a new adventure, and joined Chainalytics, with 200+ consultants across nine locations globally one of the globe’s larger specialised supply chain management consultancies. In his new role at the US-origin privately-held firm, La Haye will focus on further building the Freight Market Intelligence Consortium, Chainalytics' platform which provides strategic freight market intelligence, benchmarking, and comparative analysis to its members. He also has been charged with directing the firm’s European transport consulting practice, specifically focusing on engagements that span logistics processes, systems optimisation, transport procurement and mode analysis.

Commenting on his new challenge, La Haye, who is based in Amsterdam, says he is delighted with the move, stating “With my background and expertise, we should be able to help our clients capture even more value from their supply chain by optimising transport procurement, logistics processes, IT systems and modes.” Reflecting on his decision to join Chainalytics, he adds, “Chainalytics has built a strong FMIC practice in Europe over the last years, providing fact based analytics for a better understanding of the client’s and market transport dynamics, which is the basis for transport optimisation.”

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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.