Huron Consulting poaches Monty Kehl and Tim Martin

09 December 2015

Huron Consulting Group has poached two professionals from Mesirow Financial. Monty Kehl, former Mesirow Financial Senior Managing Director, and Tim Martin, former Mesirow Financial Managing Director, both join Huron Consulting as Managing Directors in its Business Advisory practice.

Prior to joining Huron Consulting Group, Monty Kehl worked at Mesirow Financial Consulting for more than nine years, starting in 2006 as a Managing Director before being promoted to Senior Managing Director in 2012. Between 2002 and 2004 Kehl was a Managing Director at KPMG, following a year as a Senior Managing Director at Arthur Andersen. Between 1998 and 2001 he was a Director of Financial Planning & Analysis at the American Pad Paper Company, before which he held various roles at Maxis and YPF. Kehl Holds a BSc in Petroleum Engineering from the University of Wyoming and an MBA from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania.

Monty Kehl, Tim Martin

Kehl joins Huron Consulting Group’s Business Advisory practice as a Managing Director. Kehl’s more than 20 years of experience within financial advisory consulting across a wide range of industries, including specialisation on natural resource and energy sector players, will be leveraged for the consulting firm. His past work involves assisting companies deal with financial stress, with a particular focus on the natural resource and energy sectors.

Tim Martin joins Huron Consulting Group after 11 years at Mesirow Financial, where he in his last role served as Managing Director. Between 2002 and 2004 Martin worked for KPMG as a Director. Prior to which, he spent almost four years at Arthur Andersen, working his way up to be a Manager at the firm. Martin holds a BA in Accounting from the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst.

Martin has also been hired as a Managing Director in Huron Consulting’s Business Advisory practice, and his more than 17 years of experience providing forensic, investigative and financial advisory services in support of complex commercial litigation, will be added to the firm’s capabilities. His work has seen him manage investigations for clients across their entire life-cycle, into among others, alleged misappropriation of funds, Ponzi and pyramid schemes, accounting and financial statement reporting issues, fraudulent transfers and professional malpractice.

John DiDonato, Huron Consulting

“Monty and Tim bring significant experience to two of Huron’s key and growing areas to support middle-market and large businesses: energy and dispute advisory,” says John DiDonato, Managing Director and Huron Business Advisory practice leader. “Huron’s clients will benefit from the years of diverse experience they bring to our practice.”

Earlier hires
The advisory recently also hired Debbie Murphy to serve as its new Chief Marketing Officer, and boosted its Healthcare practice with Cynthia Kilroy and Joseph Mauro, who both joined as a Managing Director.

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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.