Baker Tilly promotes Bill Bressette to head of GCAS unit

05 April 2016

Baker Tilly has promoted Bill Bressette to lead the firm’s US government contractor advisory services. Bressette will be tasked with leveraging his nearly 20 years of experience to grow the unit’s footprint.

Prior to joining Baker Tilly, Bressette worked at Beers & Cutler, where he worked his way up to the position of Principal at the firm. Since 2009 he has worked for Baker Tilly in the US. Bressette attended the American University and Furman University. He holds a number of high level functions at the National Contract Management Association (NCMA), which included the presidency of its Tysons Corner (Va.) chapter, and now sees him in the role of Director of its National Board of Directors. In addition he is the Vice Chair, CPSC, Public Contract Law section, AB.

Bill Bressette - Baker Tilly

Baker Tilly recently announced the promotion of Bressette to the role of leader of the firm’s government contractor advisory services (GCAS) team. Bressette’s appointment builds on his more than 19 years of experience at the firm, and, under his leadership, the accounting and consulting giant aims to bolster its footprint, as well as client service. 

“Bill has played an invaluable role in shaping the culture of collaboration and teamwork within the GCAS team,” says Baker Tilly’s Government Contracts and Litigation Services Leader. “He is an exceptional leader and I am proud to see him step into this role in which he will offer unrivaled commitment to our clients and professional staff.”

“I am honoured and excited to lead our team in our mission to provide the best consulting services to government contractors across the country," Bressette remarks. “With 400-plus years of combined government contracting experience, our group of dedicated professionals is well positioned to continue delivering the high quality services our clients have come to expect.”


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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.