North Highland adds Carla Heimbigner as Vice President

22 March 2016

North Highland has picked up Carla Heimbigner from Capgemini, she joins the firm as Vice President. In her new role, Heimbigner will call on her recent experience in which she supported Capgemini in its re-entry into the Denver market, as well as more than 25 years of industry experience, to drive North Highland business development in the Denver market.

Prior to joining North Highland Carla Heimbigner worked at Capgemini, where she held a number of senior roles. In her most recent role at the firm, she was the Denver Market Leader and Account Executive; Heimbigner was responsible for the firm’s re-entry into the Denver marketplace. Heimbigner’s previous role at Capgemini was that of North America Application Services HR and People Leader, in which, between 2012 and 2014, she was responsible for nearly 4,000 people and their careers at Capgemini. Previously, in 2012, Heimbigner was named Principal at Capgemini, based on her previous work with Microsoft. Since joining the firm in 2008 from Microsoft, Heimbigner helped bring the two firms together in their partnership, through which each other’s products and client networks were leveraged to improve client outcomes. Prior to joining Capgemini, Heimbigner worked at Microsoft as its Global Business Development Manager for six years, and was responsible for creating partnerships with some of the world’s largest ICT solutions providers. Previously, between 1992 and 2007, Heimbigner held a number of different roles at Microsoft, in increasing seniority. She started her career as an Associate Sales Executive at Egghead, where she worked for almost two years.

Heimbigner holds a Bachelor of Arts in Spanish from the Montana State University-Billings.

Carla Heimbigner - Northhighland

North Highland’s expansion within the Denver market will, according to the firm, be more smoothly achieved with the appointment of Heimbigner as Vice President. Heimbigner brings in more than seven years of consulting experience, as well as sixteen years of sales experience to the firm. In her new role, which leverages her previous role at Capgemini where she supported its re-entry into Denver, Heimbigner is responsible for business development in the firm’s Denver market.

“Carla is culturally and professionally a great fit for North Highland,” says Brian Simmons, the firm’s Denver market lead. “With an intent to invest and grow our Denver market, her track record of establishing and growing strategic anchor accounts will be a true asset to the firm.”

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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.