Davy Verhulst joins Performance Improvement arm of A&M in London

20 July 2017 Consultancy.uk 3 min. read
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Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has bolstered its London team with former Accenture employee Davy Verhulst. The new hire joins as a Senior Director and is based in the firm’s Corporate Performance Improvement practice.

Professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal has further bolstered its senior consultancy prowess by appointing Davy Verhulst as a Senior Director. The company had recently hired a number of other accomplished figures to fulfil similar roles in A&M’s London office, and will hope this latest recruitment will enable them to further expand their Corporate Performance Improvement practice.

Verhulst joins the firm’s Performance Improvement arm following an 18 year career in the consulting industry. Most recently this saw him plying his trade as Managing Partner for the Belgium/Luxembourg wing of Dicitas Consulting, a boutique Benelux consultancy, where he spent three years. Prior to this, Verhulst, a Commercial Engineering and International Business graduate from the University of Antwerp, worked at numerous professional service outfits, including Value Republic and LiViJu, both of which he founded, having begun his career as an advisor in Accenture's consulting arm in 1999.  

Davy Verhulst - Alvarez & Marsal

Privately-held since 1983, A&M is a professional services firm that delivers performance improvement, turnaround management and business advisory services. Verhulst joins the Alvarez & Marsal's staff of over 3,000 and will in the role of Senior Director leverage his expertise in procurement, sales and digital marketing to contribute to the firm’s corporate sales and marketing clients. He will also be required to help Venture Capital and Private Equity colleagues perform deal advisory, post deal performance improvement and turnaround/interim management analysis, as well as helping companies in shaky conditions to galvanise their efforts, or step in as an administrator on behalf of debtors and governments.

According to Verhulst, the key draw to the firm amid an increasingly competitive market for strategic expertise was A&M’s perceived leadership. “Intellect has become a commodity and is discounted accordingly. The commodity status becomes irrelevant status, because A&M offers something different: Leadership. And my humble analysis is that this is the result of a very straightforward culture with core values that can be applied to the letter because of the private nature of the company,” he said, following his appointment.

An era where data, and down the line data management, have moved to the forefront of decision making frontiers has seen a growing number of organisations grappling to establish policies that provide greater control of their own data, as well as the means to commercialise what is dubbed as the digital gold. A&M’s continued expansion of staff with digital skills like Verhulst comes while the firm’s European arm is seeking to up its Performance Improvement offering to meet growing client demands.

Late in 2016 the advisory group launched a dedicated Information Governance practice. With the move, the management consulting firm aims to tap into the growing demand for strategic technology services.