Risk management firm Consilio appoints new UK Managing Director

25 September 2018 Consultancy.uk

Risk and legal services consultancy Consilio has announced the appointment of James MacGregor as a new Managing Director to its UK wing. MacGregor will take charge of sales, client delivery and internal operations in Britain, as the firm looks to bolster its offering in the region.

Consilio is an international specialist n eDiscovery, document review, risk management and legal consulting services. The company supports multinational law firms and corporations using innovative software, cost-effective managed services and deep legal and regulatory industry expertise. With their extensive experience in litigation, HSR second requests, internal and regulatory investigations, eDiscovery, document review, information governance, compliance risk assessments, cybersecurity, law department management, contracts management, legal analytics, paper discovery and digital printing, as well as legal recruiting and placement, Consilio and its global family of companies, Advanced Discovery, Altep, Millnet Document Services and Legal Placements, operate offices, document review and data centres across Europe, Asia, and North America.

As it looks to broaden its offering in the UK wing of its network, Consilio has announced that James MacGregor has joined the firm as Managing Director in charge of the sales team. The role sees MacGregor responsible for further building out Consilio’s UK presence, growing global accounts, and expanding into new regions with both new and existing clients.MacGregor will report directly to Meredith Kildow, Managing Director and Senior Vice President of Global Revenue Organisation.

Risk management firm Consilio appoints new UK Managing Director

MacGregor brings more than a decade of forensic technology and document review experience to the company, having fulfilled similar roles on either side of the Atlantic. Prior to joining Consilio, MacGregor was a Senior Consultant at Inventus and Vice President of European eDisclosure Services at FRONTEO USA.

Before this, he held the position of Client Relationship Director at the world’s fifth largest audit and advisory firm, BDO, overseeing business development for the Forensic Technology Services Practice in New York and London, from the company’s office in the Big Apple itself. MacGregor is also the founder of the Association of Certified E-Discovery Specialists’ (ACEDS) UK chapter, currently sitting on the board and is responsible for chapter membership.

Commenting on the new arrival, Meredith Kildow said, “As our client’s multijurisdictional needs for eDiscovery, document review, risk management, and consulting services expand, it is increasingly important for us to provide deep expertise, insights, and relationships between international markets. James brings strong sales, marketing, and client relationship management expertise in both the US and UK markets, which will be beneficial in driving cross-border business development.”

Related: Huron sells Legal unit to Consilio, 450 advisors transfer.

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Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

23 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

Sergio Cardoso, Matt Maltz, Jessica Patel, Marc Roberts and Nick Warner have been appointed as partners at Grant Thornton. With the company undergoing a year of transition under new leadership, the new members will help consolidate the firm’s offering as it looks to reach new levels of growth in 2019.

2019 sees Grant Thornton’s UK wing undergoing a process of transformation. As the group looks to ensure its teams “provide the right level of support for profitable growth” and create an environment that “makes it easier for our people to do great work”, the firm has announced a succession of senior appointments across its regional divisions.

In February, this saw Chris Petts and James Bulloss named Partner and Director in the North East and Yorkshire respectively. Now, the UK’s sixth-largest auditing and consulting firm has confirmed the installation of a further five Partners across its UK team.

Sergio Cardoso is a long-standing Grant Thornton employee, having joined from Daniel Auerbach & Company – where he was an Accountant – in 2005. Cardoso rose steadily through the ranks since then, taking up his most recent role as Audit and Assurance Director in 2015. In that role, he focused on dynamic, fast-growing and entrepreneurial private companies, as well as multinational and AIM-listed groups. He now takes up the position of Partner in Grant Thornton’s audit practice.

Grant Thornton UK appoints five new Partners

Nick Warner has been appointed as a partner in Grant Thornton’s VAT team based in London. Bringing more than 20 years of experience in tax to the role, Warner joins the firm from Moore Stephens, where he most recently was VAT Partner, during a five-year stay with the firm. Prior to that, Warner was a Partner in VAT at BDO and PKF UK. He also spent five years at HMRC as a Higher Executive Officer.

Matt Maltz is the first of three Partner appointments in Grant Thornton’s real estate tax division. A former EY Partner in real estate tax, Maltz spent 17 years with the Big Four firm. In his new position with Grant Thornton, he will tackle similar client areas, as a Partner in real estate tax.

Jessica Patel has also been promoted as a Partner in the firm’s real estate tax practice, having been with the firm for more than 15 years. Patel joined Grant Thornton as a trainee in 2003. She is a licensed member of both the Association of Tax Technicians and the Chartered Institute of Taxation. As a Partner, Patel will advise a wide variety of clients ranging from UK property investors and developers to overseas investors and property funds.

Marc Roberts is another Big Four alumnus to join Grant Thornton as a Partner. Roberts exited EY to take up his new position, having been an Associate Partner and real estate advisory lead at the company. With more than 25 years of experience in the financial services sector, Roberts also formerly held a Directorship and headed the corporate finance real estate advisory team at fellow Big Four firm PwC.