Deloitte boosts TMT practice with double appointment

20 July 2015 2 min. read
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Deloitte has strengthened its UK technology, media and telecommunications (TMT) sector team with the appointment of two new partners. Dan Adams joins  the firm’s consulting team at Deloitte Digital and Paul Staples joins the Advisory Corporate Finance business for TMT.

Dan Adams joins Deloitte from Accenture, where he has worked since 1996. During his almost two decades at the consulting firm, he climbed the ranks up to Partner level and specialised in marketing, sales, service and supply chain.

As Telecoms Partner, Adams will lead the firm’s telecommunications business within Deloitte Digital. He has been charged with developing new client relationships and creating innovative opportunities in the telecommunications industry. While doing this, he will consult clients on issues including connectivity, risk and cost reduction. “Deloitte has led the TMT industry in moving towards providing a digital offering. The maturing of cloud and digital offerings from our partners means our clients are able to kick off initiatives that create more value, more quickly at lower investment,” comments Adams.

Dan Adams and Paul Staples

Paul Staples moves to Deloitte from BNP Paribas, where he worked as the UK Corporate finance and a senior managing director in the European Investment banking practice since 2005. Prior to this, he acted as Head of European Media Investment Banking for CIBC World Markets, between 2002 and 2005, for Citigroup between 2000 and 2002, and for Schroders between 1999 and 1991. Staples started his career in 1988 at Touche Ross Corporate Finance.

Staples joins Deloitte as Financial Advisory Partner and will lead the firm’s TMT sector in its Advisory Corporate Finance Business. “The advisory team at Deloitte is enjoying a strong first half performance, including having recently advised Liberty Global on its acquisition of TV3, and I am confident that our business will continue to grow. A key priority in the year ahead will be delivering the undoubted strengths of Deloitte’s international network and comprehensive TMT service offering to our clients, says Staples.

Ed Marsden - Deloitte

Commenting on the two appointments, Ed Marsden, UK telecommunications Lead Partner at Deloitte, says: “We are delighted that Paul and Dan have joined our TMT partner team. Both have enviable CVs and it is clear to see that they will further strengthen our TMT offering.”