Janet Foutty new CEO of Deloitte Consulting in US

09 December 2015 Consultancy.uk

Global accounting and consultancy firm Deloitte has named Janet Foutty as Chief Executive Officer of its US Consulting unit, effective January 1 2016. Foutty, who becomes the female CEO with the largest span of control in the consulting industry, succeeds Jim Moffatt, who has recently been named the firm’s global consulting business leader.

Janet Foutty has been with Deloitte for over two decades. After starting her career with Arthur Andersen (now Accenture) she joined the Big Four in 1990, and has since grown impressively through the ranks. She currently serves as the leader of Deloitte’s $1.4 billion US Federal Practice*, a role which she has held since being promoted in January last year. She also serves as the National Managing Director of the Federal Consulting practice for Deloitte Consulting. In this role, she directs more than 6,000 dedicated practitioners and former government executives as they help Federal agencies transform into more efficient, effective organisations with wide-ranging missions in the US and around the world. Prior to which, Foutty was the National Managing Director of the Technology Consulting unit (17,000 professionals). In that role, she oversaw double digit growth in her five year tenure and successfully launched multiple new businesses including Customer Solutions and, most recently, Deloitte Digital**.

Global Revenue of Deloitte

Others leadership positions Foutty held at Deloitte include a role in the Financial Services Industry leadership team as well as the Women’s Initiative and Diversity & Inclusion leadership councils.

Per the 1st of January next year she will take over the helm from Jim Moffatt and serve as Deloitte Consulting’s CEO in the US. “Janet has a track record of helping clients tackle their toughest challenges with innovative solutions," says Cathy Engelbert, Chief Executive Officer of Deloitte US, who recently was named one of the Top 50 Most Powerful Women in New York. “Her vision, superior client service, and thought leadership position her well to lead our US consulting practice.”

Reveue of Deloitte United States

Based in Chicago, Foutty becomes the female with the largest suite of responsibilities in the consulting industry – no other CEO leads a consulting practice with the size, scope and scale of Deloitte Consulting. Revenues of the US Consulting practice currently amount to $7.8 billion, which represents 48% of Deloitte’s total income in the US, and equates to 64% of Deloitte Consulting’s $12.2 billion global revenue. According to recent data from Gartner, Deloitte Consulting is the globe’s largest consulting firm, while also other analysts such as Kennedy and IDC rank Deloitte as the #1 player when it comes to size and scale. 

Commenting on her new role, Foutty says she is “humbled and honored to have the opportunity to serve the clients and people of this great practice”, adding “I am excited to build on the outstanding achievement of our consulting business.”

Janet Foutty holds a Bachelor of Science in quantitative business analysis from Indiana University, and a Masters of Business Administration in finance from the Kelley School of Business at Indiana University. Besides her professional activities for Deloitte, she currently serves on the Dean's Council of the Indiana University, Kelly School of Business and on the board of directors of the Professional Services Council.

Janet Foutty - Jim Moffatt - Cathy Engelbert - Deloitte

Other women that are considered to be among the most influential women in consulting include Lynne Doughtie, Chief Executive of KPMG in the US, Orit Gadiesh, Chairman of Bain & Company, and Sacha Romanovitch, the newly-appointed CEO of Grant Thornton UK, while twelve female advisors have recently been featured as a 'Women Leader in Management Consulting'.

* Deloitte’s Federal Practice provides consulting, risk advisory and financial advisory services to cabinet-level agencies in the US government, and has more than 7,350 dedicated professionals.

** Prior to launching Deloitte Digital, Foutty helped drive the 2012 acquisition of Übermind – an innovative mobile agency – which in the early days formed the basis of Deloitte Digital. Nowadays Deloitte Digital is with a reported revenue of around $1.5 billion, one of the larger advertising and design agencies of the globe.

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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.