West Monroe Partners adds Martin Glenn to M&A team in New York

16 February 2017 Consultancy.uk

West Monroe Partners has picked up private equity and consulting expert Martin Glenn as a Director in the firm's Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He will leverage his more than 20 years of experience across the respective fields for the firm's clients across the New York area.

Prior to joining West Monroe Partners, US-based consulting firm, Martin Glenn worked at Infosys as a Management Consultant for seven years. He previously co-founded his own consultancy firm, Camber Advisors, where he was Managing Partner. Earlier in his career Glenn worked at Fortress Investment Group as a Senior Vice President in its Private Equity practice, from 2004 until 2007; at Deloitte, latterly as a Manager in the firm’s Strategy & Operations service area, from 1997 until 2004; at Luck Brothers as an Engineer & Construction Support expert in its Project Survey & Layout business from 1991 until 1996; and at SymQuest as a Senior Strategic Account Manager.

Glenn holds a Bachelor of Science in Civil & Environmental Engineering from Clarkson University.

Martin Glenn Director

The appointment sees Glenn take a Director position in the West Monroe Partners' Mergers & Acquisitions practice. He role will see Glenn draw on his private equality and consulting experience to boost the firm’s capabilities in the area of strategy and execution of major operations and technology changes across portfolio companies. He will be based at the firm’s New York office.

Gil Mermelstein, Managing Director and leader of West Monroe’s New York City office, says, “Martin Glenn has earned an exceptional reputation as a trusted advisor to private equity firms and their portfolio companies. He brings a unique combination of technical expertise and business acumen and a consummate track record for shaping deal economics, articulating value creation roadmaps, and delivering high-impact results. His expertise and experience will be a valuable asset for our clients and our growing East Coast Mergers & Acquisitions team.”

Glenn remarks, “I have had the unique perspective of competing for work against West Monroe Partners. I’ve seen the firm’s work product and am highly impressed with the people, process and quality of services delivered. I look forward to the opportunity to collaborate with dynamic people and to help the firm’s private equity clients and their portfolio companies realize their respective performance goals.

In August last year West Monroe Partners hired Mark Huson as a Director in its Pacific Northwest Mergers & Acquisitions practice, he co-leads the arm from the firm’s Seattle Office.

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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.