FTI Consulting adds 2 senior partners from Deloitte

21 September 2015 Consultancy.uk

Global advisory firm FTI Consulting has, in the UK, poached two high-profile partner from Deloitte. Manish Shah and Euan Sutherland both join FTI’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice, and will be based in the firm’s London office.

Over the past 25 years Manish Shah has led a wide range of private equity and corporate transactions, and worked with the management teams and boards of companies to provide advice and input on transactions, including preparation for IPO and secondary sale, financing and stakeholder management. He joins FTI from Deloitte, where he spent his entire career (including a 13 year spell with Arthur Andersen – which in the UK became part of Deloitte in 2002); in his most recent role as a senior Corporate Finance Partner. Shah is a Fellow of the ICAEW and holds an MBA with distinction from Manchester Business School.

Manish Shah, Euan Sutherland, Kevin Hewitt

At FTI Consulting Shah takes on the role of Partner and Senior Managing Director, and joins the firm's Transaction Services team, part of the firm’s Corporate Finance & Restructuring practice. Besides his consulting work, Shah is also a Trustee on the Boards of Alzheimer's Society and Alzheimer's Brain Bank UK.

Euan Sutherland bolsters FTI’s European Tax Advisory with a specific focus on real estate, bringing in his more than 15 years' experience in the sector. He also transfers from Deloitte, where he led a number of their key UK tax relationships and advised, in particular, on distressed real estate, mainly assisting private equity real estate investors and banks. Sutherland was also instrumental in creating and developing Deloitte's Real Estate family office business and was Co-Head of its Stamp Taxes practice. He is a member of ICAEW and a qualified solicitor with both the Law Societies of England & Wales and Scotland.

FTI Consulting

Commenting on the two new hires from the Big Four firm, Kevin Hewitt, Co-Chairman of FTI Consulting's EMEA region and Head of the EMEA Corporate Finance & Restructuring segment, says, "I am absolutely delighted we have recruited leaders of the calibre of Manish and Euan to our expanding team. This is an exciting period of growth for our business, and they each bring a wealth of experience and expertise, which will enable us to continue providing our clients with a full range of multi-disciplinary services to support their growth agendas.”

Earlier this month FTI Consulting also added John Maloney to its Corporate Finance & Restructuring unit. Maloney made the move from AlixPartners, where he spent the past nine years.


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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.