13 January 2014 (Chicago)-Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney grew its global partnership by 45 partners in 2013, an unprecedented increase of 12 percent over the last year. The firm elected 29 new partners during the second half of the year, attracting 12 experienced partners to join the firm from other consulting firms or industry
(Media-Newswire.com) - 13 January 2014 ( Chicago )—Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney grew its global partnership by 45 partners in 2013, an unprecedented increase of 12 percent over the last year. The firm elected 29 new partners during the second half of the year, attracting 12 experienced partners to join the firm from other consulting firms or industry and promoting 17 new partners from within the firm. A.T. Kearney now has 314 partners in 58 offices across 40 countries.
“We’ve experienced impressive growth since regaining our independence in 2006 and accelerated that path in 2013 with the launch of a new vision set on becoming the most admired global, full-service management consulting firm, doubling in size by 2020,” said Johan C. Aurik, managing partner and chairman of the board of A.T. Kearney. “The group of partners we elected in the second half of 2013 moves us further toward achieving that goal and reinforces the distinctive role our culture plays in the way we work with clients and outside groups to co-create solutions that provide impact and advantage. We’re proud to welcome these distinguished individuals as partners in A.T. Kearney.”
A.T. Kearney has grown its partner ranks and global revenue by more than 50 percent since 2006.
Seventeen of the newly elected partners were principals with A.T. Kearney who were promoted during the firm’s year-end partner selection process:
Daniela Chikova – Based in A.T. Kearney’s Vienna office, Chikova joined the firm in 2001 and is part of the Financial Services Practice. She has extensive experience in retail banking, particularly in the areas of sales effectiveness and distribution, and has worked with financial institutions throughout Europe and the United States. Ulli Dannath – Dannath joined A.T. Kearney in 2000 and is a Berlin-based member of the Communications, Media, and Technology Practice. He has worked closely with mobile and fixed operators in all regions of the world on a broad range of topics, including top-line sales improvement transformation and performance improvement programs, as well as M&A and due diligences. Brian Dunn – Dunn spent 1998-2004 with A.T. Kearney and rejoined the firm in 2011, based in the Dallas office. He is a member of the Strategic Information Technology Practice and primarily focuses on assisting organizations with large-scale, technology-enabled transformation. He is a recognized expert in program design, business harmonization, and large-scale ERP deployment. Scott Glover – Based in A.T. Kearney’s Melbourne office, Glover has strong expertise in financial services, particularly in wealth, life insurance, and the intersection of these with banking. He joined A.T. Kearney in 2002, working with local, regional, and global clients on a variety of topics including bank assurance, intermediated distribution, end-to-end performance improvement ( front and back office ), customer experience transformation, and regulatory reform. Craig D. Kane – Kane joined A.T. Kearney in 2005 and is a member of the firm’s Strategic Information Technology Practice based in Dallas. He has worked closely with companies in the consumer products and health care industries on topics including IT strategic alignment, back office transformation, broad-based cost management, and outsourcing. Khalid Khan – A member of A.T. Kearney Procurement and Analytic Solutions since 2008, Khan is based in Chicago and has proven experience in the fast-growing field of business analytics. He has worked with companies in industries including consumer and retail, health, and financial services. Khan leads A.T. Kearney’s Leadership Excellence in Analytic Practices ( LEAP ) study and drives the firm’s industry-academic collaboration around developing analytically powered organizations. Tomotsugu Kozaki – Based in the Tokyo, Kozaki joined the firm in 2005 and is a member of the Strategic Operations Practice. His areas of specialization include cost reduction, value chain management, capital project management, process and organizational transformation, corporate portfolio strategy, business unit strategy and entry strategy for pharmaceutical, transportation, infrastructure, and consumer goods companies. Gil Krakowsky – Krakowsky joined A.T. Kearney in 2008 and is a member of both the Consumer Industries & Retail Practice and the Strategy, Marketing, and Sales Practice. Based in New York, he has experience on a broad range of topics including global expansion strategy, innovation, marketing and sales strategy, marketing and sales organization design, and capability improvement. He is a faculty member of the Path-to-Purchase Institute, leading a series of studies and symposia on shopper marketing and category management topics. Anshuman Maheshwary – Based in the Delhi office, Maheshwary joined A.T. Kearney in 2001 and is a member of the Energy and Process Industries Practice and the Utilities Practice. He has extensive experience advising clients in the oil and gas, chemicals, transportation and travel infrastructure segments in India, with particular emphasis on business strategy, top-line growth, procurement and supply chain, program management, organization transformation, and performance improvement. Tiago Monteiro – A member of the Communications, Media, and Technology Practice, Monteiro joined A.T. Kearney in 2003. He worked in the firm’s London and Lisbon offices before moving to his present Săo Paulo location. His broad international experience in Europe and the Americas includes work across numerous sectors, including telecommunications, infrastructure, transportation, defense, and utilities, and topics including corporate strategy, performance improvement, market entry, cost-to-serve, restructuring, and M&A due diligence. Javier Navarro Gonzalez – Navarro Gonzalez joined A.T. Kearney in 1999 and is a Madrid-based member of the Communications, Media, and Technology Practice. He has worked in the communications industry across Latin America and Europe in areas including sales, distribution, supply chain, and top-line growth. He has driven multi-year companywide channel transformations and short-term, top-line, high-impact initiatives at leading operators. Alyssa Pei – Based in the Chicago office, Pei joined A.T. Kearney in 2003 and is a member of the Financial Services Practice and works at the intersection of retail financial institutions and business transformation. She is an expert in large-scale business transformation, strategy development, and distributed sales force management. Adam Pressman – Based in the Chicago office, Pressman is a member of the Strategic Information Technology Practice, with a focus on retail and health. Since joining A.T. Kearney in 2003 he has become one of the firm’s foremost experts on contact center and customer care strategy and operations, as well as integrated channel engagement. He specializes in technology-enabled transformations and shared services. Andrea Roversi – Based in Milan, Roversi joined A.T. Kearney in 2010 and is a member of the Strategic Information Technology Practice. He specializes in IT governance and organization, has relevant expertise in IT strategies, application architectures, and IT-driven business transformation, with a particular emphasis on the utilities sector. Shigeru Sekinada – A member of the Consumer Industries and Retail Practice and the Strategy, Marketing, and Sales Practice, Sekinada joined A.T. Kearney in 2003 and is based in Tokyo. His areas of focus include corporate strategy, business strategy, marketing strategy, new brand launch support, pricing strategy, communication design support, digital marketing, marketing process innovation, and sales innovation for companies in the beverage, cosmetics, training, wholesale, and retail sectors. Ramesh Siromani – Based in Toronto, Siromani joined A.T. Kearney in 2004 and is a member of the firm’s Financial Services Practice. He has worked with banks, asset management companies, and cards and payments entities in the Americas, Europe, and Asia Pacific across a range of topics, including process and quality improvement, channel strategy, core banking renewals and technology alignment, and cards and payments. Dr. Joachim von Hoyningen-Huene – Von Hoyningen-Huene joined A.T. Kearney in 2003 and is a Munich-based member of the Energy and Process Industries Practice and Utilities Practice. He advises leading chemical companies on strategic topics such as corporate and business unit strategy, M&A, process, and organizational design. A.T. Kearney also elected 12 partners who came to the firm from other consulting companies or outside industry during the second half of 2013.
Alex Blanter – A member of the Communications Media and Technology Practice, Blanter is based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley and joined A.T. Kearney from PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting ( PRTM was acquired by PwC in 2011 ). He is known for delivering superior business value to clients looking for growth through innovation, increased product development productivity, complexity reduction, and enablement of product lifecycle management through enterprise IT solutions. Clarence Chen – Also based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley and joining from PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting, Chen is an accomplished operations strategy consultant. He has worked with companies that span the technology value chain, leading global supply chain and operations transformations to drive improved delivery performance, operational flexibility, cost structures, supply base alignment, and organizational capacity. Jungkiu Choi – Based in Singapore, Choi joined A.T. Kearney as head of its Financial Services Practice in Asia Pacific. He was previously with Standard Charter Bank, where he was chief operating officer of retail banking products and segments, group consumer banking. He has more than 20 years of experience in the banking and financial services sectors across Asia and spent 14 years with McKinsey & Co. as a director in the Toronto and Seoul offices. Suketu Gandhi – Based in Chicago, Gandhi joined A.T. Kearney’s Strategic Information Technology Practice. He was previously with Deloitte Consulting where he was national market leader – post digital enterprise & IT strategy. He has more than 20 years of experience in information technology, retail, restaurants, consumer products, industrial products, and health care, focused around business startup and large enterprise transformation management, design and management of enterprise IT, and IT planning and support across the complete M&A lifecycle. Christian Hassel – A member of the Transportation, Travel and Infrastructure Practice based in Copenhagen, Hassel joined A.T. Kearney from a listed shipping company where he was chief financial officer. He specializes in corporate and business unit strategy, corporate finance, working capital management, organizational transformation, and efficiency projects. Mark Holman – Based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Holman joined A.T. Kearney from PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting, where he led PwC’s M&A Strategy Practice and was one of its leading supply chain strategists in the technology sector. He has executed more than 50 M&A transactions in 30 countries and has significant expertise founding and leading technology companies in Silicon Valley. Simon Kent – Based in London, Kent is a member of the Financial Services Practice and joined A.T. Kearney from Navigant Consulting where he led the UK financial services team. He has worked in the financial services sector in the UK, Africa, and Asia, both as a consultant and line manager, and has extensive experience in operational and distribution strategy focused in the retail banking sector. Nicolas Lioliakis – Based in Paris and a member of the Financial Services Practice, Lioliakis has more than 20 years of experience in the sector as both a consultant and industry executive. He joined A.T. Kearney from AlixPartners where he led its European financial services practice. Prior to AlixPartners he was a director at Bain and led the M&A and post-merger integration practices in Europe. Lioliakis’ areas of expertise include growth strategies, innovation, transformation, and turnaround programs. He has also worked with retail and private banks, commercial and investment banks, insurers, asset managers, and companies involved in the industry supporting payments and brokerage activities. Keith Lostaglio – Based in Singapore and Tokyo, Lostaglio is head of A.T. Kearney’s Health Practice in Asia Pacific. His areas of expertise include pharmaceuticals, medical devices, hospitals, hospital products and health services. Specific areas of focus include research and development ( organization, process change, innovation ); joint ventures, alliances and licensing; operational efficiency and marketing. He joins from McKinsey & Company where he spent 12 years in the U.S. and Tokyo. Chris Richard – Based in San Francisco/Silicon Valley, Richard is an experienced strategy and operations consultant, most recently with PwC’s PRTM Management Consulting, where he led the Semiconductor Industry Team. His experience includes strategy formulation, customer experience delivery, merger and acquisition support, organizational effectiveness, and operational transformation. Andrew Stewart – A member of the Financial Services Practice based in London, Stewart joined A.T. Kearney from Navigant Consulting where he previously led Navigant’s global financial institutions group. He has more than 25 years of experience in financial services and founded Troika, a consultancy later acquired by Navigant that advised clients on distribution and operations challenges across the retail banking, insurance, and investment management sectors. Torsten Stocker – A member of the Consumer Industries and Retail Practice, Stocker is based in Hong Kong. He has nearly 20 years of experience in consulting and industry and focuses on supporting consumer goods and retail companies in areas including corporate and portfolio strategy, go-to-market strategy, innovation, and organization design. He also works with financial and strategic investors on deal sourcing, strategic due diligence, and post-investment value. He was previously with Monitor Group.
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