Alvarez & Marsal hires two Managing Directors in Corporate Performance

07 February 2018 3 min. read
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Alvarez & Marsal has appointed two consulting industry veterans to its Corporate Performance Improvement practice. Scott Burgess, whose career includes leading roles at Deloitte Consulting and AT Kearney, joins as a Managing Director in Washington DC, while Keith Browning, who was recently a Vice President at Hitachi Consulting and CEO of Sparks Grove, joins as a Managing Director in Atlanta.

Scott Burgess joins Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) from Acument Partners, where he was most recently the leader of financial advisory. His long and distinguished career spans various giants in the financial consultancy industry, including Principal and National Leader of the Banking & Finance practice at Deloitte Consulting in the US, co-leader of the North American Financial Services practice for Booz & Company and founding partner of the Financial Services practice at AT Kearney. Prior to his roles in the financial consultancy world, Burgess worked at the private equity firm of Golder Thoma & Cressey.

Burgess holds a Bachelor’s degree from Lake Forest College and attended the University of Chicago’s Graduate School of Business.

Scott Burgess and Keith Browning - Alvarez & Marsal

Prior to joining A&M, Keith Browning worked at Hitachi Consulting where he spent almost five years as Vice President in the of Management Consulting. He previously worked at Sparks Grove, as the President and CEO from 2006 until 2011, before a short stint as its Chief Strategy Office from 2012 until 2013.  Earlier roles include General Manager at Tribal DDB; Executive Vice President at Modem Media Digitas; Director at Andersen Business Consulting; and more than ten years at AT&T, in his final role as Director.

Browning holds a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and Management from Auburn University and a Master of Business Administration in Technology Management from the University of Phoenix.

The appointment of Burgess and Browning as Managing Directors, boosts the firm’s presence in the Corporate Performance Improvement space – at a time in which companies are increasingly seeking to streamline their operations as compliance issues become everyday practice at financial institutions and digital transformations are prioritised. Through the addition the firm is in a better position to support its clients meet and maximise the benefits transformation can bring to their operations. 

Commenting on the appointment, Joe Berardino, a Managing Director who leads Alvarez & Marsal’s East Region Corporate Performance Improvement practice and Corporate Transformation Services, said, “A&M’s restructuring legacy and reputation for enterprise-wide transformation enables us to attract top practitioners like Scott and Keith whose careers are rooted in helping clients tackle the most complex issues and truly change their businesses to leave them poised for success. The depth of their combined experience will make a tremendous difference for clients facing disruption that has significantly impacted macro consumer trends as well as the challenges brought forth by geopolitical uncertainty and regulatory change.”