Seven new partners join leadership of L.E.K. Consulting

05 February 2016

L.E.K. Consulting has promoted seven new partners to its leadership ranks. All partners have been with L.E.K. Consulting for a number of years – three are based in the US, with the remaining partners located in Europe and Asia.

“I am very pleased and proud to welcome our newest L.E.K. partners. I congratulate them on their remarkable accomplishments in producing impactful results for our clients,” says Stuart Jackson, Global Managing Partner of L.E.K. Consulting. “These promotions are wonderful success stories and will help the firm address substantial growth in demand for our services from a broad range of clients across the globe.” An overview of the new partners:

Kevin Grabenstatter joined L.E.K. Consulting in 2014 and is based in San Francisco. Prior to re-joining L.E.K., he held several strategy roles at Kaiser Permanente, served L.E.K. Consulting between 2006 – 2009 and worked for Ford in the Corporate Finance department. Grabenstatter focuses on topics such as integrated health system strategy, value-based care delivery, hospital operations and emerging telehealth technologies. He holds a BS in Finance and International Business from Pennsylvania State University and an MBA from Stanford University.

Stuart Jackson, Kevin Grabenstatter, Gil Moran, Rob Wilson

Gil Moran serves L.E.K. Consulting since 2008 and is based in Los Angeles. He has broad experience in strategy, mergers & acquisitions and consumer research and is focused on the Media, Entertainment & Technology sectors, advising clients on issues including growth strategy, product configuration, pricing and due diligence among others. Moran holds a BA in Law and Business from the University of Warwick and a MBA from Harvard Business School.

Rob Wilson joined the business advisory in 2010 and is based in Chicago. Prior to joining he worked for Marsh as an Assistant Vice-President and Mars & Co as a Senior Consultant. Wilson, who last year was named one of the Rising Stars of the Profession, specialises in the Consumer Products & Retail sector, with a more specific focus in the Food & Beverage practice. He holds a BS in Industrial and Operations Engineering from the University of Michigan and a MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Tom Diplock joined the firm in 2006 and is based in London. His primary focus is on issues related to strategy development and execution, transactional support and performance improvement, with a focus on industrial sectors including defence, manufacturing, energy, and industrial equipment. Diplock holds a Master’s Degree in Natural Sciences from Cambridge University.

Tobias Koesters joined the firm in 2007 and is based in Munich. Prior to joining the consultancy, Koesters worked for Porsche Motorsports in the United States. His main area of expertise lies in Healthcare Services and MedTech, as well as domains within the Industrials sector. Koesters studied business administration and health economics at the University of Bayreuth and earned a graduate degree (Diplom-Kaufmann) in International Management, Finance & Banking.

Tom Diplock, Tobias Koesters, Peter Rosenorn, Jungmin Cho

Peter Rosenorn started his career with McKinsey & Company in Denmark, where he spent three years. Prior to McKinsey he served Novo Nordisk and Biogen Idec, holding global leadership roles in marketing and sales operations. Rosenorn joined L.E.K. Consulting in 2010 and has since been involved with more than 70 consulting engagements for life science clients, with a focus on growth strategy and execution. He holds a Bachelor in Business and a Master in International Marketing and Management from the Copenhagen Business School.

Prior to opening L.E.K.’s Seoul office in 2013, Jungmin Cho was a principal at Monitor Group Korea* and a consultant at Accenture. He has worked for clients across a range of industries, including electronics, displays, auto parts and MedTech. Cho holds a degree in Sociology from Yonsei University in Korea and an MBA from the Fuqua School of Business at Duke University.

In January 2015 L.E.K. Consulting also appointed seven new partners, and similar to this year’s batch, all partners were promoted from internal ranks.

* Monitor Group was purchased by Deloitte Consulting in November 2012.

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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.