Baker Tilly adds Cathy Steininger to Benefits & Consulting unit

14 March 2016 Consultancy.uk

The US practice of Baker Tilly has picked up Cathy Steininger as Vice President of the firm’s Benefits & Consulting practice. Steininger joins from ADP where she served as a Senior District Manager. In her new role, Steininger will leverage her more than 12 years of experience in HR to provide the firm’s clients with advisory services across employee benefits issues.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly in the US, Cathy Steininger was a Senior District Manager for ADP. In the role, she provided a range of HR services to small business clients in the areas of streamlining administrative burdens, and updating clients on compliance pertaining to labour – she held the role for four years. Previously she worked as a Sales Executive at Paychex between 2004 and 2007, and a Sales Executive at Eastern Copy Products between 2002 and 2004.

Steininger holds a Bachelor of Business Administration in Marketing from Indiana University Bloomington, and is a member of the Long Island chapter of the Society for Human Resource Management.

Cathy Steininger - Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly’s Benefits & Consulting practice provides clients with a range of solutions related to improving the outcome of employers from their employee benefits packages. The service recently announced that it has attracted Steininger to its ranks as Vice President. In her new role she will assist clients with employee benefits and human capital management strategies to reduce business risks, pull in top talent, as well as improve client business outcomes.

Adam Rosenfeld, President of Baker Tilly’s Benefits & Consulting practice, says that the firm is “excited to have Cathy join,” and adds: “Her vast experience in human resources, ACA compliance, payroll and human capital management further enhances our firm’s capabilities to serve our clients.”

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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.