Adoria Lim Joins The Brattle Group in San Francisco

02 November 2015

Adoria Lim has joined the The Brattle Group as Principle, and will work in the firm’s financial practice, with a focus on accounting and audit. Her more than 15 years’ experience will be leveraged to provide clients with support issues in among others intellectual property disputes, securities class actions, and alleged auditor and other professional malpractice suits.

Before joining The Brattle Group, Lim was a Principle at Corporate Diligence Specialists, a San Francisco based firm providing financial and accounting due diligence related to mergers and acquisitions for private equity firms and lenders – a role she held for almost a year and a half. Prior to that, Lim was a Principal at Cornerstone Research where she worked for more than 11 years across the firm’s accounting and finance consulting services. In 1999 Lim started at The Clorox Company, first working as a Senior Internal Auditor, before being promoted to its Financial Planning & Analysis (FP&A) practice as a Senior Financial Analyst for just under a year. She started her professional services career at EY in 1995, rising to the rank of Senior Auditor during her three years at the firm.

Lim, who is a Certified Public Accountant (CPA), holds a BA in Economics from the University of California, Los Angeles and an MBA from the Stanford University Graduate School of Business.

Adoria Lim, Alexis Maniastis - The Brattle Group

At The Brattle Group, Lim will take on the role of Principal, bringing with her more than 15 years of experience within accounting and audit, having supported clients in among others intellectual property disputes, securities class actions, alleged auditor, purchase price disputes and other professional malpractice suits. In her new role she will focus on supporting clients seeking solutions that involve accounting, auditing, finance, and damages issues.

“We are excited to welcome Adoria to the firm,” says Alexis Maniatis, president of The Brattle Group. “Adoria’s experience in matters involving complex financial and accounting issues and her perspective as a former practitioner expand the depth of financial litigation services available to our clients in San Francisco and around the world.”


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Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

24 April 2019

Jen Speirs is set to take over from Alan Kelly as the Executive Creative Director of Accenture Interactive-owned agency Rothco. Speirs arrives as Kelly takes up the role of Chief Creative Officer at the firm.

Rothco is a full-service creative agency based in Dublin. Founded in 1995, the firm contains more than 150 strategic, creative, technology, design, project management and production professionals located in Ireland’s capital city. The agency strategically plans, designs and produces powerful communications campaigns across Europe for numerous iconic brands, including Tesco, Heineken and Lyons. Internationally recognised for its prowess in the sector, Rothco notably found success at the Cannes Lions awards in both 2015 and 2016.

Such success inevitably drew the eye of Accenture during its extended spending spree to strengthen its digital design and advertising offerings, housed under the Accenture Interactive moniker. A year after purchasing Rothco, Accenture Interactive has since continued this push into the advertising space, acquiring New York and London-based agency Droga5 earlier this month, and adding illustrious clients such as HBO, Amazon and The New York Times to its roster of clients. Despite its purchase, Rothco has also been undergoing its own period of change, however.

With the news that long-term incumbent Alan Kelly had won a promotion from his position as Executive Creative Director (ECD), the agency commenced a hunt for his replacement. Kelly joined Rothco nine years ago as a Copywriter, and has now worked his way up to the role of Chief Creative Officer. Assuming that office, he will pass on his previous role to Jen Speirs, who exits BMF Australia, relocating half way around the world to fill the vacancy.

Accenture's Rothco installs new Executive Creative Director

Speirs was appointed BMF’s Deputy Executive Creative Director in March 2018, having joined BMF as a creative director in 2016 from her previous role at Foxtel, where she was a Freelance Creative Director. Following her arrival at BMF, she worked across brands such as McDonald’s, Carefree, Arnott’s, Berlei, TAL, Bonds, BWS, UN Women and the Workplace Gender Equality Agency, while her work has picked up awards at NY Festivals, Clio, AWARD, Cannes, Effies, Media Federation, Caples, and Spikes Asia. Speirs also worked at DDB Sydney as Creative Director for six years, with clients such as Telstra, Lipton and Johnson & Johnson.

Commenting on her new challenge, Speirs said, "When I look at a lot of Rothco's work, like JFK Unsilenced, the #takenotice breast cancer campaign on the Molly Malone Statue, Sleeping Flags – it all has that perfect combination of creativity, innovation and craft… So the opportunity to go and be a part of that, and work with the awesome people I’ve met so far, was far too good to say no to. I can’t wait to get over there and get stuck in.”

Remarking on Speirs’ arrival, Kelly added, "I am chuffed we have poached someone as incredibly talented as Jen Speirs. I think it’s a testament to the work we are doing in Rothco that we are attracting world-class talent like Jen to these shores. Jen is a super addition to the team as she is both gifted and decent, two qualities we always look for when we hire. I also may have told her that Dublin's weather is pretty much the same as Sydney's – hopefully, she hasn't fact-checked this yet."

Related: Accenture's push into the creative sector is an identity crisis.