Elixirr appoints Karina van den Oever to Partner team

31 January 2019 Consultancy.uk

Rapidly growing consulting firm Elixirr has appointed a new member of its global Partner team as it looks to continue its meteoric expansion in 2019. Former A.T. Kearney professional Karina van dan Oever arrived at Elixirr in 2015, and will now work with the rest of the 15 Partners to build the firm in the UK and overseas.

Founded by Graham Busby, Andy Curtis, Mark Goodyear, Ian Ferguson, and Managing Partner Stephen Newton in 2009, Elixirr has experienced a decade of strong growth since its launch. As it celebrates its 10th year in business, the firm continues to be one of the fastest expanding consultancies in the UK – and in 2018 was cited as one of the quickest growing in the US as well.

Reflecting this growth as the firm looks to maintain its continuing rise to prominence, Elixirr has announced it will appoint a new member of their existing 15-strong Partner team as of 1 May 2019. Elixirr’s global Partner line-up currently includes co-founders Newton and Busby, as well as Clare Filby, Karen Newman, Brian Kalms, Brandon Bichler, Barry Lewis, Anthony Potter, David Mullins, John Hawkins, Eric Rich, Bill Kingston, Rob Holland, Vaughan Edwards and Dieter Halfar. Karina van den Oever will add her name to this list in the Spring, having been with the firm since 2015.

Elixirr appoints Karina van den Oever to Partner team

Van den Oever arrived at Elixirr as a Principal four years ago, and the firm stated in its release announcing her promotion that she has excelled in her role since then, delivering strong commercial results for Elixirr’s clients across retail, luxury, consumer goods and financial services. She has also led several successful strategic engagements, including Selfridges, LVMH, Farfetch, Mondelez and Thomas Cook Money, focusing on strategy and innovation and change, including helping clients connect to the startup community. 

Before joining Elixirr, Van den Oever spent a combined 10 years at management consulting firm A.T. Kearney. In her first spell of more than seven years with the company, she worked her way up to become a Senior Manager, and following a four-year stint as the co-founder and Managing Director of Leila Michaela Fine Jewelry, rejoined the consultancy to become a Management Consultant. She previously also worked in industry commercial and operational line roles at Saks Fifth Avenue, Calvin Klein and Ann Taylor.

Commenting on her new role, Van den Oever said, “I’m thrilled to join the Elixirr Partner team… Making Partner at Elixirr is not a promotion – actually, you get your P45! You’re going into Partnership with each other as we’re a firm of entrepreneurs, building and running our own business together. It’s a very proud moment for me and I’m looking forward to the future.”

The firm’s Managing Director, Stephen Newton, added, “It’s always a very proud and humbling moment for me to announce new members of the Elixirr partner team. ‘Growing our own timber’ and promoting from within has always been very important to us. That’s why Karina joining the partner team is all the more special. I’m very much looking forward to what we’ll achieve together as a team.”

Elixirr is among the consulting firms nominated for the prestigious MCA Awards to be announced later in March. The firm has been nominated for the Innovation in Digital & Technology award thanks to its partnership with Thomas Cook Money, and in the Strategy category for its work with Investec.


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