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Alvarez & Marsal Bolsters Corporate Performance Improvement Practice

November 20, 2017, 07:00 AM

Global professional services firm Alvarez & Marsal (A&M) has bolstered its Corporate Performance Improvement practice with the addition of seasoned transformation experts Scott Burgess and Keith Browning who join as Managing Directors in the Washington, D.C. and Atlanta offices, respectively.

Both Burgess and Browning bring a transformation focus supported by a deep understanding of industry trends and how technology – amongst a range of other tools – can be integrated into corporate growth strategies and solutions. Their appointments demonstrate A&M’s commitment to helping clients maximize value by driving change across the enterprise.

Over the past 30 years, Burgess has advised senior executives and Board of Directors on many complex and pressing operational improvement challenges. He specializes in strategic repositioning (including acquisitions, divestitures and alliances), new operating models, organizational realignment and PMI, large scale operational efficiency initiatives and transformative technology investments. Burgess has in-depth experience evaluating financial technology opportunities and turnaround situations in the payments, mortgage, retail distribution and consumer finance sectors.

Prior to A&M, Mr. Burgess led Acument Partners which advised global and regional financial institutions, and service providers on a range of strategic repositioning initiatives. Earlier, he was the National Leader of Banking & Finance for Deloitte Consulting, and co-led the North American Financial Services practice for Booz & Company.

Browning brings more than 25 years of experience as an operator, consultant and marketing agency leader. He advises clients on solving issues arising from business disruption. Browning has worked extensively on projects examining the cause of such disruption, and has outlined and implemented strategic initiatives to help businesses change their models, versus only analysing the symptoms of the problem at hand.

Browning has significant expertise in telecommunications, however, he has worked with leaders across a broad range of industries executing on transformation assignments by building business intelligence platforms, marketing communication campaigns, customer experience programs and complex reporting systems.

Before joining A&M, Browning was a Vice President with Hitachi Consulting where he focused on technology enablement, revenue enhancement and system integration. Previously, he spent over a decade as an Operator with AT&T, and prior to that, was a Senior Director with Arthur Andersen.

“A&M’s restructuring legacy and reputation for enterprise-wide transformation enables us to attract top practitioners like Scott and Keith whose careers are rooted in helping clients tackle the most complex issues and truly change their businesses to leave them poised for success,” said Joe Berardino, a Managing Director who leads Alvarez & Marsal’s East Region Corporate Performance Improvement practice and Corporate Transformation Services. “The depth of their combined experience will make a tremendous difference for clients facing disruption that has significantly impacted macro consumer trends as well as the challenges brought forth by geopolitical uncertainty and regulatory change.”

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