CIL appoints David Hunt as Associate Director

10 December 2021 Consultancy.uk 2 min. read
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Management consultancy CIL has strengthened its advanced analytics practice by appointing David Hunt to help the team expand its value creation, digital due diligence, and business analytics offerings.

CIL Managing Partner Giles Johnson said the hire will enable the firm to “advise the increasing numbers of our clients who are now looking for opportunities and advice in this field.”

Data and a digital business propositions have become key business assets amid the pandemic, and significantly impact the value of a business to investors. As such, there is a spike in demand for consultants who can help with the digital propositions of businesses – something Johnson added meant Hunt was “a very welcome addition to our advanced analytics practice as we look to enhance our strategy consulting services.”

David Hunt, Assocaite Director, CIL Management Consultants

CIL’s digital due diligence service has seen growing interest from clients and offers analysis across critical areas including digital capability and performance, customer engagement and data maturity. The service helps inform investors on a company’s digital capabilities, and how future-proofed and resilient it is. It also offers advice for those organisations looking to re-evaluate their own digital strategies.

Arriving as an Associate Director, Hunt’s appointment comes as a response to the evolving business and M&A landscape. He will now help the team build on its value creation, data and analytics advisory capability, as increasing numbers of businesses look to digitise their business propositions.

Commenting on the move, Hunt said, “We’re seeing increasing numbers of organisations pivot their business models to become more analytics-focused. It is an exciting time to join CIL and build on the firm’s expertise in this field, helping our clients build their data maturity and create value through analytics in such a competitive marketplace… We’re in an age of enormous potential and analytics growth doesn’t need to mean long lead times to value and big investment.”

Hunt added that in this context, value can be delivered rapidly for businesses by delivering analytics insight incrementally. Innovative analytics can therefore help improve location planning, proactive customer management, and offer greater control over performance drivers.

He joins CIL with a wealth of experience across data strategy, management information and reporting, and analytics consulting. Hunt arrives from data and analytics firm JMAN, where he spent the last eight years, and was a Senior Manager.

Founded in 1986, CIL has extensive experience helping businesses to identify and prioritise their opportunities for growth. Hunt’s arrival comes on the heels of two promotions to Director: Tim Perera and Tom Stevens.