McKinsey India partner named CEO of DEN Networks

26 January 2015

Indian television services company has appointed Pradeep Parameswaran as its new CEO to replace S.N. Sharma, who reecently left the company. Parameswaran joins from consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he worked for 14 years, first as consultant and later as partner.

DEN Networks is an in 2007 established Indian cable TV distribution company. The company reaches an estimated 13 million households in over 200 cities across 13 key states in India, including Delhi, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, and Mumbai. The firm that is headquartered in New Delhi, has offices an additional 12 offices spread across India and a headcount of approximately 1,095 employees.

In a press release, the company has announced the appointment of Pradeep Parameswaran as its new CEO. Parameswaran replaces S.N. Sharma, who left in September 2014 after seven years at the firm.

Pradeep Parameswaran, Den Networks

Parameswaran joins Den Networks from McKinsey & Company where he acted as Partner for seven years. In this capacity he led the Telecom, Media and Technology (TMT) practice in India and Asian Operations and Technology function. Prior to becoming a partner, he fulfilled the role of consultant at the firm for another seven years. Prior to joining the consulting firm in 2001, Parameswaran worked as Summer Associate at A.T. Kearney and as Manager at Hindustan Unilever. Parameswaran has an MBA in Operations from Vanderbilt University, a Master’s degree in Marketing from the Jamnalal Bajaj Institute of Management Studies, and a Bachelor’s degree in Engineering from the University of Mumbai.

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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.