Brickendon promotes Nathan Snyder and Lee Pittaway to Partner

03 April 2017

Brickendon has promoted Nathan Snyder and Lee Pittaway, formerly Executive Directors at the firm, to Partner. The promotions reflect their diligent and dedicated work that has seen the firm expand its wings into the US market as well as continue to grow in its UK-base.

Prior to joining Brickendon, a financial services consultancy with offices in the UK and US (opened in the summer of 2016), Nathan Snyder worked at Credit Suisse for four years, most recently as the firm’s Global Markets Technology practice. He was previously worked at Merrill Lynch in the firm’s Fixed Income Technology practice. Earlier roles include two years, starting in 2007, at PTS Consulting as a Senior Consultant, and four years at Pagoda Consulting as a Consultant. His promotion to Partner reflects his efforts supporting the expansion of the firm’s US operations, which works for several key financial services organisations in the New York market.

Snyder remarks that he has “enjoyed the absolute meritocracy within Brickendon.” He adds, “At every stage I have volunteered to take on more responsibility and been rewarded with the opportunity to own a new challenge within the company. The ultimate responsibility has been the founding of our first overseas office – a challenge that I’m happily working to solve.”

Nathan Snyder and Lee Pittaway - Brickendon

Prior to joining Brickendon, Lee Pittaway worked at Twenty Recruitment Group as a Sales Manager in its Technology and Financial Services business for around a year. He previously worked as a Sales Manager in Banking Technology at SThree for six years. At Brickendon headed up the firm's resourcing strategy since 2013, which has strongly contributed to the firm doubling in size. Since last year he took on the additional role of Business Development, which includes the firm’s international expansion.

Regarding his experience at the firm, Pittaway says, “I love the entrepreneurial style within Brickendon set by our CEO Chris Burke. Since I started I’ve been given full autonomy to grow out three functions and deliver huge growth within the business. I’ve seen us double in size year-on-year, with more exciting times ahead. Its been a pleasure to be part of a fantastic story. I’m now focussed on helping the business grow globally, driving sales, relationships and making our clients our fans. The senior management team is like a family, all with the same vision”.

Speaking about the promotions, Brickendon Chief Executive and founder Chris Burke, says the firm is “very pleased” about the promotion of Snyder and Pittaway. He adds, “They have both been instrumental in driving the extraordinary growth we have experienced as a firm. This has only been possible because of the value proposition they have presented to our global financial clients and the successful way they have managed change in these turbulent times. It is a sign they have both excelled as leaders within the firm and it is fitting they be promoted to Partner.”

In line with the Brickendon's growth ambitions, the firm has recently made a number of senior level appointments, including of a new chairman and non-executive director. The consultancy also recently issued its employees with a stake in the firm’s future.

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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.