BCG hires Martha Pease as Director in Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice

10 March 2017 Consultancy.uk

The Boston Consulting Group has hired Martha Pease, a transformational technology innovation and demand creation expert, to its Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice. She is tasked with the development and delivery of the firm's Demand Centric Growth offering.

Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Martha Pease was a Commentator at CNN for three years, providing analysis and opinion on breaking news and unexpected events. She was concurrently the CEO at DemandWerks, a firm focused on marketing strategy advisory, which she co-founded in 2013. She previous served as the CEO of Magnetique, a shopping app developed, for almost two years, as the CEO and Co-Founder of Ozz Consulting, for four years, as well as a range of Leadership & Executive Operating Positions at Lifetime TV; McCann Erickson; JWT; Neutrogena; BBDO, over a seventeen year period – starting in 1990.

Pease holds a Bachelor of Arts in English Literature and Film History from Dartmouth College and attended the Harvard Radcliffe Publishing Procedures Programme from Harvard University.

Martha Pease - BCG

Pease has joined BCG as a Director in the firm’s Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice. She brings more than 25 years of experience, across at the intersection of transformational tech innovation, customer markets, and demand creation, to the firm’s practice. In her new role, she will develop the propositions of the firm’s Demand Centric Growth (DCG) offering, as well as work with the offerings’ clients, focused on helping the firm’s clients find transformational growth opportunities to bring consumer demand and business leaders’ strategies into line.

Pease says, “I believe that a deep and accurate understanding of what drives customer demand is the key to accelerating top-line value in businesses. Leaders who understand how to align their organizations with where demand will be are also those who will stay ahead of changing behaviors and competitive disruption. BCG has already built an extraordinary platform in Demand Centric Growth to help clients with commercial transformation, and I am excited to be part of the team to bring this to next level.”

Rich Hutchinson, the global leader of BCG’s Marketing, Sales & Pricing practice, says that the consulting firm is “thrilled” to have Pease on the team. Adding, “She brings our clients unique expertise in customer strategy and activation, and her exceptional operating experience spans Fortune 500 companies in a wide range of business-to-business and business-to-consumer industries. Martha will be a key player in building and leading an even more robust DCG platform for our clients worldwide.”

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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.