Quantuma names Robert Beat as Managing Director

19 November 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Quantuma has appointed Robert Beat as a new Managing Director in its London office. Quantuma CEO Carl Jackson noted the move would boost the firm’s relationships with clients in the asset-based lending, accounting and legal sectors.

Jackson added, “We are extremely pleased to bring Robert aboard. His long career in the industry will undoubtedly bring significant value to the team, and will be invaluable to Quantuma’s continued growth journey.”

The number of corporate insolvencies seen across the UK rose by 26% in the third quarter of 2021. With the UK Government having withdrawn pandemic support measures that had previously kept many firms afloat during the crisis, the need for restructuring consultants is expected to further mount in the coming months.

Quantuma names Robert Beat as Managing Director

As it looks to respond to growing demand, Quantuma has expanded its headcount by 45% in the last year, and now boasts a 273-strong team. Recent senior hires in the UK have included managing director appointments for its growing forensic accounting team, David Bell and Kate Hart as well as Ben Hammerton to lead its eDiscovery offering.

Beat joins Quantuma with more than 30 years of experience in the insolvency industry. His new role in Quantuma’s London wing will carry a UK-wide remit, and in addition to providing support to Quantuma’s creditor services team, he will build relationships with accountants, lawyers, and asset-based lenders, as well as working directly with businesses in sectors such as utilities, and telecommunications.

He arrives at the firm having most recently worked at Baker Tilly Creditor Services. The company is part of the RSM UK Group, and he worked there for the past two decades. Prior to that work, he also led and set up insolvency departments at Cape & Dalgleish and Morison Stoneham, spearheading a wide range of projects and initiatives.

Speaking on becoming a Managing Director with Quantuma, Beat said, “I am delighted to be joining such a rapidly growing team and look forward to working with Quantuma to expand its business relationships and growing its creditor services offering. The firm is at an exciting moment in its journey as it expands into key locations across the globe.”