Bain & Company hires marketing expert Brian Dennehy as Vice President

31 March 2017

Bain & Company has appointed Brian Dennehy as Vice President in the firm’s Customer Strategy & Marketing Practice. He brings almost two decades of experience to the firm, and is tasked with further building out the practices’ capabilities to support clients with the latest techniques in the field.

Prior to (re)joining Bain & Company, Brian Dennehy worked at Nordstrom as an Executive Vice President and Chief Marketing Officer over a three-year period. He was previously the Chief Marketing Officer at SVB Financial Group, where he worked for 2 years. His earlier work includes ten years at Intuit from 2001, initially as a Director of Channel Marketing & Sales, before, in 2004 becoming the Vice President of Marketing at TurboTax, a year later he took on the role of Vice President of Marketing at Small Business, before becoming the Vice President of Marketing & Analytics. Earlier still he worked for three year, between 1998 and 2001 as a Consultant at Bain & Company; as an Associate at the Pacific Council on International Policy for four years; a Consultant at Knowledge Edge and a District Manager at Coca-Cola Enterprises, where he started out in 1984.

Dennehy holds a Bachelor of Arts in History from the University of Washington, a Master of Arts in Diplomatic History from Georgetown University and a Doctorate of Philosophy in International Relations from the University of Southern California.

Brian Dennehy joins Bain & Company as Vice President in its Customer Strategy & Marketing Practice

Dennehy joins the firm as a Vice President in the firm’s Customer Strategy & Marketing Practice. The role will see Dennehy take responsibility for further building out the capacities of the Practice with the latest tools and tactics, focused on supporting clients solve problems and build capabilities in the areas of, among others, marketing mix optimization, marketing orbitational design, marketing strategy and execution, and capability building. He brings almost two decades of experience in the field to the firm, and will be based out of the firm’s San Francisco office.

Laura Beaudin, the leader of the firm’s Marketing Excellence Practice, remarks about the appointment, “Today, the competitive pace and need to wring maximum value from marketing activities requires a much faster response and new, in-house marketing capabilities,” “Brian is a pioneer in digital and performance marketing with a proven track record for leading transformations across multiple industries. He will be an invaluable resource to clients seeking to achieve break-out modern marketing.”

Dennehy remarks that it is “thrilling to be back at Bain.” He adds, “I’m looking forward to working with an established team of marketing experts to help our clients clearly define their marketing strategy and growth challenges, reinvent their marketing organizations, and optimise their marketing spend.”


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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.