KPMG partner Patrick Siebert returns to Alvarez & Marsal

22 November 2016

Professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal has appointed Patrick Siebert as a Managing Director and head of its Corporate Transformation Services practice in Germany. Siebert returns to the firm he previously served for over four years.

After graduating from EBS Universität, a private research university for business and law based in Frankfurt, Patrick Siebert started his career in banking with Commerzbank. After two years with the bank he moved over to the consulting industry, joining Droege Group Management Consultants (previously Droege & Company), a German-origin consulting firm founded in 1988, where Siebert spent three years as a management consultant. Early 2009 he joined Alvarez & Marsal (A&M), spending four years at the consultancy, growing to the role of Director. The past four years Siebert worked for KPMG as a partner in its Transaction & Restructuring service line.

Per the November, 1 2016 Siebert has decided to return to Alvarez & Marsal, stating “The firm has grown and evolved over the past few years and I look forward to playing a role in helping to accelerate the pace of growth.” In his role as Managing Director, Siebert has been tasked with leading the firm’s Corporate Transformation Services across Germany. He is based in Hamburg – one of Alvarez’s three German bases besides Frankfurt and Munich.

Patrick Siebert

Siebert brings more than twelve years’ senior management experience in transformation, restructuring and operational improvement advisory services to Alvarez & Marsal, as well as interim management experience in restructuring roles. He has gained his experience across multiple industries including power and utilities, publishing, automotive, industrial goods, retail and aerospace.

Thomas Kolaja, Managing Director and Co-Head of A&M’s European Corporate Transformation practice, comments: “Our presence in Germany has grown substantially in recent years as European companies turn to us to deliver performance improvements when conventional approaches have failed. Patrick will significantly enhance our offering in a rapidly growing corporate transformation practice and we are delighted that he has returned to work for the firm.” 

Last month A&M launched an Information Governance unit in Europe, based in London.

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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.