Bain & Company Partner appointed Non-Executive Director at Cello Health

26 November 2018

Consulting industry expert Michele Luzi has been appointed a Non-Executive Director by global consultancy Cello Health. The Bain & Company Partner brings more than 25 years of experience in telecommunications, media and technology consulting.

UK-headquartered Cello Health Consulting is a rapidly growing global strategic consulting firm dedicated to healthcare. Founded in 1994, the consultancy holds offices in the UK’s South East and London regions, as well as on the East Coast of the US. The firm works with clients to create practical solutions focused on 6 practice areas. These are Forecasting and Valuation; Asset and Indication Prioritisation; Commercialisation Strategy; Launch Excellence; Franchise and Brand Strategy; and Scenario and Competitor Planning.

As the firm has experienced growing demand, the consulting wing of Cello Health – which hosts a global team of over 400 people – has been looking to grow its team on an international basis. Most recently this saw seven new professionals join the firm on both sides of the Atlantic, as well as a further two promotions in the UK, and an acquisition to boost its capabilities further.

Bain Advisory Partner appointed Non-Executive Director at Cello Health

Now, as Cello Health looks to move further forward, it has appointed Bain & Company stalwart Michele Luzi as a Non-Executive Director. He brings decades worth of experience leading major company transformations to the role, particularly across the telecommunications, media and technology industries. Luzi's areas of expertise include strategy development, performance improvement initiatives, organisation design, M&A and merger integration.

Luzi arrived at Bain in 1990, and almost 30 years later holds the position of Advisory Partner in the MBB strategy giant’s London office. During that time, he has accrued extensive levels of experience in consulting, and served as a senior member of the firm's telecommunications, media and technology (TMT) practice. He has also previously served as a member of Bain's global Board of Directors as well as the leader of Bain's EMEA TMT practice, while prior to joining Bain, Michele held management positions in industry, including commercial positions in Pirelli, Agusta and the Italian Trade Commission.

As a member of the World Economic Forum, Luzi has also led a number of projects related to internet and digital economy. He remains a Director of Midatech, a Pharmaceutical nanotechnology company, and sits on the Advisory Board of the University of Bath's School of Management. On top of this, Luzi has been a member of the Science Council of the Web Foundation and is an investor in a number of start-ups.

Commenting on Luzi’s arrival, Chief Executive Mark Scott said, "He brings with him first-hand experience of growing a global professional service business, as well as a wide knowledge of the healthcare sector… His contribution will be very helpful as we seek to expand Cello's global footprint."

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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.