Mazars adds Razvan Butucaru to Financial Advisory team

29 October 2014 Consultancy.uk

The Romanian practice of Mazars has recently bolstered its team with Razvan Butucaru, who has been appointed as Financial Advisory Services Director. Butucaru will be based in Bucharest and will focus mainly on further building Mazars’ financial advisory service footprint in the country and Eastern European region.

Razvan Butucaru has over 10 years of professional experience in the area of audit, consulting and financial advisory. Before joining Mazars, he held the position of Internal Audit Director of Garanti in Romania and previously served as Manager at Big Four firm PwC. In those roles, he contributed to various audit and advisory projects for a wide range of clients, with a focus on the financial services sector: banks, insurance companies, pension funds, leasing and consumer finance companies. Butucaru holds a Bachelor degree in finance with major in Banks and Stock Exchange and a Master degree with major in Internal Audit in the Financial Services from the Academy of Economic Studies Bucharest.

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“I am glad to be part of this strong international brand and integrated Audit & Advisory team. My role will be to contribute to further developing the financial advisory by expanding the product range and aiming at being a high quality service provider with explicit industry know-how,” comments Butucaru on his appointment.

Vasile Andrian, Head of Audit & Financial Advisory Services, adds: “Razvan is an experienced professional with an impressive background in the financial services industry. He is also a great fit for our team due to our shared commitment to delivering highest quality support for our clients. We are pleased to have Razvan on board in our mission to further consolidate our business line, services and client portfolio.”

Mazars is active in Romania since 1995, and currently employs 150 professionals specialised in audit, tax, accounting, payroll and advisory. The local practice is led by René Schöb, who was recently appointed Country Managing Partner. Globally the firm has more than 13,800 experts in 72 countries.

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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.