Willis Towers Watson is a global leader in financial advisory services and has chosen Michael Burwell to be the company’s new Chief Financial Officer. Burwell is taking over for former CFO Roger Millay, who has chosen to retire from the company.
Michael Burwell is well prepared for his new position and brings with him 31 years of experience gained working at PwC. He spent the last ten years with the company in senior leadership roles that include stints as PwC’s Head of Global Transportation, COO and CFO for the company’s United States branch of the company and was also the Head of Transaction Services for the company in the United States. Burwell also brings a dozen years of experience at Transaction Services advising and has provided support for companies with valuation, pre-merger, and various forms of due diligence.
Michael Burwell expressed gratitude at the appointment and says that he plans to help the company with productivity by sharing his philosophy of doing more with less. He explains that one of the beneficial roles that technology plays in business is to increase the number of tasks an employee can complete on a given day. Michael Burwell went on to say that he makes use of all tool available to him to increase productivity and tries to pass this philosophy along to employees under his leadership.
John Haley, Willis Towers Watson‘s Chief Executive Officer, says that he is excited about the hiring of Burwell and that adding him to the upper management team of the company is an important moment of growth for Willis Towers Watson. He went on to say that the expertise Burwell possesses in finance and transactions will be of particular benefit to the company.
John Haley also took a moment to thank Roger Millay for the time he spent with the company.
About Michael Burwell
Michael Burwell is the current CFO of Willis Towers Watson. Before working with Willis Towers Watson, Burwell worked for 31 years with PwC and was made a partner in the company in 1997. He is credited with starting a transaction services practice for the company that was based in Detroit and the success of this venture led to a chain of events that led to him becoming the head man for PwC’s transaction services nationwide. Burwell continued to progress while with the company and held a number of leadership positions. Find Related Information Here.