Brickendon promotes Harpreet Singh and Richard Cryer to executive level

20 August 2017 3 min. read
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Brickendon, a consultancy for the financial services industry has, on the back of strong growth, promoted two directors Harpreet Singh and Richard Cryer, to executive level.

Harpreet Singh joined Brickendon Consulting in the summer of last year, after gaining more than fifteen years’ experience in the financial services industry. He previously served Citi for about five years, where he latterly was responsible for portfolio of regulatory projects across OTC, Cash and Delta 1, and Deutsche Bank, UBS and Merrill Lynch, as well as spending nearly four years at IT consulting firms Oracle and TCS. From Brickendon’s base in London, Singh currently leads the firm’s data practice. 

Richard Cryer meanwhile is a leader in Brickendon’s risk and regulatory practice – he is also based in London. Cryer joined the management consulting and technology consultancy firm in the summer of last year, coming from PwC, where he served as a Senior Manager in London. Previously, he worked for among others Riskcare, IBM, JP Morgan and Deutsche Bank.

“We are very pleased to be able to reward great performances with promotion,” said Brickendon CEO Christopher Burke. “Both Harpreet and Richard have earned their new positions and we look forward to them playing an increased role in the leadership of our expanding global company.”

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Brickendon, founded in 2010, is experiencing significant growth: sales in the first quarter were up 60% on the same period a year earlier, while the consulting firm is on track to target group-wide sales of £30 million by the end of year. According to Burke, the firms believes the source of the growth is the delivery of “innovative and tailored solutions” at a time when the financial services sector is facing major disruption from FinTechs, technology-led innovation and changing customer expectations. 

The promotion of Singh and Cryer comes shortly after the firm added three partner to its leadership ranks. In June, Chris Beer, an alumnus of Cognizant, Sia Partners and EY, joined as a partner to oversee the firm’s strategy practice, while earlier in the year, executive directors Nathan Snyder and Lee Pittaway were promoted to partners. Snyder overseas the firm’s data and quality practices and Pittaway is head business development. 

Looking ahead, Burke hinted at the fact that Brickendon – which also has an office in New York (established in July 2016) – is considering other options for expansion to capitalise on opportunities, including entering new markets. 

Last month Brickendon commited to the Women in Finance Charter, as part of its pledge to promote gender diversity in financial services.