Alvarez & Marsal expands Forensic and Dispute Services branche

01 March 2013

Alvarez & Marsal expanded its Forensic and Dispute Services practice (GFD) in the United States. Three new Managing Directors have been announced - Art Ehuan, Christopher Ideker, Charles Diamond - based in San Antonio, Atlanta and New York, respectively.

"Alvarez & Marsal 's Global Forensic and Dispute Services practice continues to experience significant growth, as demand for sophisticated expertise to deal with a range of high-stakes and complex matters keeps on rising," says Bryan Ruez, global co-leader of A&M's Global Forensic and Dispute Services practice. "All Art, Christopher and Charles have decades of specialized experience and further strengthen our team of consultants".

About Art Ehuan

Art Ehuan has more than 20 years of experience as a strategic information specialist, with expertise in information and data protection, privacy, risk management, advisory services and governance. Prior to joining Alvarez & Marsal, he was a co-founder of Forward Discovery, a digital investigations firm. Before that he worked for the FBI, were helped to formulate the policies and processes that regulate how FBI offices conduct computer crime investigations in the United States.

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About Christopher Ideker

Christopher Ideker has more than 25 years of experience in accounting and financial guidance to attorneys and management. His primary areas of focus are healthcare fraud, independent reviews, audit committee investigations, bribery, corruption and kickbacks. Before Alvarez & Marsal, he spent 16 years with Big Four firms Ernst & Young and PwC, primarily in the forensics divisions. In his new role, he will advise clients on complex matters involving compliance, investigations and disputes.

About Charles Diamond

Charles Diamond specializes in the application of microeconomic theory and econometric methods for employment questions in employment disputes.

Prior to joining Alvarez, he was a managing director at FTI Consulting and a Vice President at Analysis Group. In his new role, he will assist clients in employment and statistical-related matters, such as the preparation of pay equity studies or HR disputes.


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.