Huron Consulting poaches Peter Wollmeringer from A&M

01 April 2016 Consultancy.uk

Huron Consulting Group has poached valuations expert Peter Wollmeringer from Alvarez & Marsal. Wollmeringer joins as Managing Director in the firm’s Business Advisory practice, and brings more than 25 years of valuation expertise to the consultancy and its clients.

Prior to joining Huron Consulting Group, Peter Wollmeringer was a Senior Director at Alvarez & Marsal. At the firm he was the Risk & Quality leader and chair of the technical committee of its Valuation Services practice in New York. Previously, between 2009 and 2012, he worked at PwC as a Director within the Big Four’s Transaction Services practice. Earlier roles include Managing Director at KPMG between 2005 and 2008, Director at Standard & Poor's Corporate Value Consulting between 2000 and 2005 and several roles at KPMG between 1994 and 2000. Wollmeringer started his career in 1991 at EY as a Consultant.

Wollmeringer holds a Bachelor of Business Administration from the Isenberg School of Management, UMass Amherst, and a Master of Business Administration from the Boston University Questrom School of Business. In addition he is an accredited senior appraiser with the American Society of Appraisers. 

Peter Wollmeringer - Huron Consulting Group

At Huron Consulting Group, Wollmeringer will take on the role of Managing Director in the firm’s Business Advisory practice, bringing more than 25 years of experience to the firm. Based in New York, he will be responsible for helping the firm’s clients navigate the complexities of valuation in connection with financial transactions.

“Peter's deep background advising clients on valuation will be a great addition to our growing team as Huron's Business Advisory practice continues to assist clients with financial reporting valuation, tax, and strategic value purposes across a variety of industries,” says John DiDonato, Managing Director and Huron Business Advisory practice leader. “His experience working with C-level executives, as well as his ability to efficiently analyze a business situation and devise a series of workable solutions, will provide optimal service to our middle-market and larger business 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.