Point B names Mike Roberts Practice Director in Chicago

10 March 2016 Consultancy.uk

Point B has promoted Senior Director Mike Roberts to the role of Practice Director of its Chicago office. Following the fast year-on-year growth at the firm’s Chicago office, attributed in part to Roberts' efforts, Robert will leverage his more than two decades of consultancy experience to take the helm of the office as the firm continues to grow its footprint in the region. 

Mike Roberts joined Point B as a Senior Associate in 2008, and was promoted to the role of Senior Director at the firm in 2012. His responsibilities included resource management, recruiting and client leadership. In 2008, Roberts concurrently founded Grasshopper 510, an eco-friendly boutique small goods store. Previously, he worked at Hitachi Consulting as a Senior Manager, joining in 2002, and prior to that Roberts worked at Arthur Anderson Roberts in the role of Manager in the firm's Business Consulting unit. Roberts started his career in 1996, at Unisys as an Information Systems Consultant.

Roberts holds a Bachelor of Science in Management Information Systems and Accounting from the University of Colorado at Boulder – Leeds School of Business.

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Point B’s recent announcement sees Roberts promoted to the role of Practice Director of its Chicago office. In his new role, Roberts will leveraging his more than 20 years of experience; which has included helping the firm book an average 30% year-over-year growth at its Chicago office, to provide guidance and direction to the Point B Chicago team. 

“Mike cultivates Point B’s values-driven culture for our consultants, leads our volunteer and philanthropy work in the Chicago community, and is a steward of consulting expertise for our broad range of clients in the area,” says Point B President of Consulting Chuck Ritter. “His business acumen and focus on world-class client delivery will serve as the foundation for the next phase of growth and development for our Chicago team.”


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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.