19 new partners for business advisory BearingPoint

22 May 2015 Consultancy.uk

Management and technology consultancy BearingPoint has announced 19 new partners. The partner nominations were endorsed during the firm’s recent international partner meeting in Amsterdam. With the latest batch of intakes, the firm’s partner team rises to more than 150.

With more than 3,500 professionals BearingPoint is one of the largest European origin management consultancies. Since the firm’s management buyout in 2009 the business advisory has gone from strength to strength – last year BearingPoint booked record revenues of €560 million, 27% higher compared to five years ago.

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In line with the firm’s growth ambition – BearingPoint has internally set the ambition to reach a landmark €1 billion by 2020, no small task – the consultancy has bolstered its partner team with 19 new additions. All partners have been promoted from internal ranks, with 17 of them male, holding an average age of 42 years. With 36 years of age, Philipp Fahr, Thomas Steiner and Rabih Hamdan are the youngest partners of the pack. Not surprisingly Germany – with 8 offices BearingPoint’s largest market – serves as the most important breeding ground, bringing forward eight partners, followed by France (3 partners) and Ireland (2 partners).

An overview of the new partners:

- Alexander Beck (39), Frankfurt/Germany, Banking and Capital Markets; Finance Risk and Compliance
- Frank Duscheck (48), Dusseldorf/Germany, Industrial Equipment and Manufacturing; Supply Chain
- Philipp Fahr (36), Dusseldorf/Germany, Life Sciences and Chemicals; Supply Chain Management
- Marc Feller (46), Frankfurt/Germany, Banking; Business Strategy and Transformation
- Werner Gothein (53), Frankfurt/Germany, Banking and Capital Markets; Asset-Based Consulting 

Alexander Beck - Frank Duscheck - Fphilipp Fahr - Marc Feller - Werner Gothein

- Frank Henrich (42), Berlin/Germany, Government and Defense; Business Strategy and Transformation
- Joerg Steinbauer (40), Vienna/Austria, Communication, Media and Entertainment; IT Advisory
- Giovanni Zucchelli (41), Munich/Germany, Insurance; Banking and Capital Markets; Business Strategy
- Muriel Monteiro (40), Paris/France, Digital / Customer Management
- Olivier Beugnet (43), Paris/France. Finance Risk and Compliance

Frank Henrich - Joerg Steinbauer - Giovanni Zuchhelli - Muriel Monteiro - Olivier Beugnet

- Jean-Michel Marguerat (47), Geneva/Switzerland, Banking and Capital Markets
- Jon Brannsten (38), Oslo/Norway, Consumer Goods and Retail; IT Advisory
- Louise von Blixen-Finecke (43), Office: Stockholm/Sweden, Communication, Media and Entertainment
- Eric Conway (40), Dublin/Ireland, Commercial Services Industry Sectors, incl. Media and High Tech
- Barry Keane (40), Dublin/Ireland, Communication, Media & Entertainment, Asset-Based Consulting

Jean-Michel Marguerat - Jon Brannsten - Louise von Blixen-Finecke - Erik Conway - Barry Keane

- Dirk Jaensch (47), Hamburg/Germany, Banking and Capital Markets; Business Strategy
- Thomas Steiner (36), Munich/Germany, Banking and Capital Markets; Finance Risk and Compliance
- Frédéric Gigant (38), Paris/France, Digital / Customer Management
- Rabih Hamdan (36), Milan/Italy, Communication, Media and Entertainment; Business Strategy

Peter Mockler, Managing Partner at BearingPoint (last week re-elected for another three years), says: “With the admission of 19 new Partners we have further expanded our practice for our clients. All of these talented people have been remarkably successful in their fields and have applied their knowledge and thought in creating real value for clients. Our new Partners are well-prepared to support our clients as trusted advisors in both strategic and operational challenges.”

The 19 new Partners of BearingPoint

In July last year BearingPoint added five partners in Germany and France.

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Rapid growth sees Quantum Advisory promote trio of partners

18 April 2019 Consultancy.uk

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.