Brickendon has appointed Chris Beer as a partner to head up its strategy practice and to drive significant and sustainable growth for the company.
Beer, who joins from Cognizant Business Consulting, will use his extensive experience of the banking and financial services arenas to help Brickendon meet its strategic growth objectives. He has a proven track record of developing senior client relationships and successfully delivering complex business advisory programmes.
Brickendon, the award-winning financial management and technology consultancy which turned seven last month, is experiencing significant growth thanks to its innovative and tailored solutions at a time when the financial services sector is shrinking. Sales in the first quarter were up 60 per cent on the same period a year earlier and the firm is on track to target group-wide sales of £30m by the end of year.
“We are very excited to welcome Chris to the Brickendon team,” says CEO Christopher Burke. “His proven track record in the financial services sector will make him a great asset to the Brickendon team.”
Chris Beer said: “I am naturally delighted to be joining Brickendon. It is a talented organisation that I have been aware of for some time and I am looking forward to working with Chris and the team to deliver a range of transformational and digital initiatives for Brickendon’s growing client base.”
Earlier this year Brickendon promoted executive directors Lee Pittaway and Nathan Snyder to partners as part of the group’s plans to strengthen the management team and help guide the company through a period of substantial growth. During the past 12 months Brickendon has opened its first US office in New York, made its first acquisition and increased consultant numbers to over 100. The firm’s expert consultants specialise across five practice areas of strategy, risk & regulation, data, quality & testing and digital.
Brickendon is an award-winning global management and technology consultancy, specialising in innovative solutions for the financial services industry. Winner of the Best Overall Testing Project in the Finance category at the 2016 European Software Testing Awards, Brickendon was founded in 2010 out of an idea to “step change” their clients by radically changing the consultancy model. They wanted to break the outdated consultant mould by providing real, lasting, transformational change for their clients.
Brickendon consults on a range of areas, and operates with some of the largest global banks, hedge funds and asset managers. The firm is divided into five practices, focussed on strategy, risk and regulations, data, quality and testing, and digital. With innovation and talent at its core, all Brickendon’s consultants hold over 10 years’ experience, solving client problems through cutting edge solutions and lateral thinking.
Since inception Brickendon has more than doubled in size each year and now has offices in Canary Wharf, London, and New York.
 As of June 2016