Frits Stulp leads consulting department of Iperion

27 July 2015

Iperion, a boutique professional services firm in the Netherlands, has named Frits Stulp Managing Director of its consulting business. The experienced advisor joins from Mesa Arch Consulting, his own consultancy, and previously worked for advisory and tech giant Accenture.

Estbalished in 2005, Iperion is an advisory and implementation firm specialised in the Life Sciences industry. The firm provides quality management systems, GxP cloud computing and consultancy services to among others pharma-biotech companies, medical devices and health care players.

Per the 1st of March Iperion has strengthened its leadership with Frits Stulp. The consultant holds a MSc degree in pharmacochemistry and has in recent years built a strong background in the pharmaceutical industry. He started his career with Yamanouchi, and later served Astellas, a Japanese-origin Pharma giant with global revenues of over $11 billion, where he headed the company’s SAP project management portfolio in Europe. In 2007 Stulp joined Accenture, focusing on clients in the Pharma, Life Sciences and Healthcare sectors.

Frits Stulp - Iperion

Roughly four years later Stulp decided to launch his own business, titled ‘Mesa Arch Consulting’, supporting clients with advisory and project management related activities. As a contractor he led two large implementation programmes at Astellas Pharma. In his new role, Managing Director Consultancy for Iperion, Stulp will be responsible for further development of the Consultancy business unit, including growing the client and service portfolio, as well as boost the firm’s reputation in the marketplace.

“With his extensive experience in program- and project management, regulatory compliance consultancy and information management, Frits is the right person to manage the growing demand for consultancy and support services (system agnostic) in the area of regulatory compliance and IT for pharmaceutical, bio-tech and medical devices companies”, states Iperion in a press release.

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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.