Protiviti and Korn Ferry both make senior appointments

07 June 2017

Todd Musselman has joined Protiviti as a Managing Director in the firm’s Technology Consulting practice, while Korn Ferry has recruited Joseph Dimisa as a Senior Client Partner.

Professional service companies Protiviti and Korn Ferry have both made major appointments as they seek to bolster their respective senior management teams.

Todd Musselman, who prior to his joining Protiviti was a Security Account Director at Oracle for over a year, also previously worked at Hewlett Packard Enterprises, the splinter-group from HP, as a Director of Identity and Access Management for just over four years, following a year as a Director of Professional Services. An experience consulting professional, Musselman also served as a Senior Manager at consulting firm Accenture between 2009 and 2010; as well working at PwC for more than ten years, most recently as a Director.

Musselman is a Master of International Management, having obtained a post-graduate degree from the Thunderbird School of Global Management, and also holds a BA in Political Science from the University of Kansas, along with a Certificate in Innovation and Entrepreneurship obtained at Stanford University.

He joins Protiviti as a Managing Director in its Technology Consulting practice. The role sees Musselman take responsibility for the delivery of services to clients, and the firm’s offering of, identity and access management solutions for security and privacy issues faced by clients, as cyber security becomes increasingly problematic – weeks after the global WannaCry hack targeted businesses around the world.

Commenting on the appointment, Kurt Underwood, a Managing Director at Protiviti, and global leader of the firm’s Technology Consulting practice remarked, “Todd’s experience in architecting, governing and managing identities in the cloud across multiple enterprise domains and devices is at the forefront of the cybersecurity marketplace, which will greatly benefit our clients who are working to extend and protect their sensitive data. Our clients can be confident that we offer them the most effective, advanced identity and access management solutions for their application security and privacy needs.”

Todd Musselman - protiviti and Joseph Dimisa - Korn Ferry

Prior to joining Korn Ferry meanwhile, Joseph Dimisa worked at Sibson Consulting, most recently as a Senior Vice President and Sales Force Effectiveness Practice Leader, he joined the firm in 2003. He previously worked at The Alexander Group as a Practice Leader, at Tcert, as a Vice President of Sales and Marketing, and at AT&T, where over a period of seven years he worked his way up to the role of Assistant Vice President of Strategy and Planning.

Dimisa holds a Masters of Business Administration from the University of South Florida’s College of Business Administration, along with a Bachelor’s degree from Troy State University in the same subject.

Dimisa joins Korn Ferry as a Senior Client Partner in its Atlanta office. He brings more than 20 years of experience in Sales Force to the firm, including in the areas of effectiveness, sales compensation and customer service effectiveness, and will work with the firm’s high level clients to deliver a range of growth outcomes through sales strategies and sales effectiveness programmes.

Commenting on the appointment, Bob Wesselkamper, Global Leader of Rewards and Benefits Solutions at Korn Ferry Hay Group, said, “It is with great pleasure that we welcome Joe to the firm. His proven experience helping companies drive profitable growth by developing and implementing sales strategies and sales effectiveness programs will make him a great asset to the business. We have an industry leading and unique set of integrated solutions, and Joe’s experience building world-class and effective sales functions will be a great fit for Korn Ferry and our clients.”

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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.