Willis Towers Watson is a prominent global broking, advisory, and solutions firm which announced Michael Burwell as the new CFO. Burwell is replacing Roger Millay, the current CFO who is voluntarily retiring October 2017.
Mike brings his 3 decades of professional services and financial experience he got while working at PwC. Burwell served in executive leadership positions for the past ten years. He was Manager of Global Transformations. Burwell served as the COO and CFO in the U.S. as well as Head of Transaction Service. Additionally, he brings over a decade of experience auditing and a dozen years of experience in Transaction Services Advising. Michael helped companies do pre-merger valuation and due diligence.
Commenting about the recent news, John Haley, CEO of Willis Towers Watson stated, “We are thrilled that Mike is joining our leadership at this vital point of our company’s development. Mike has a thorough understanding of management, leadership and getting results in complex, worldwide companies with a huge focus on client satisfaction. I’m confident Michael’s expertise of transactions transformation and finance is going to be key in our integration and growth efforts, allowing the company to reach our best potential at Willis Towers.”
“I also want to acknowledge Roger Millay for his strong leadership and his contributions to the company. He leaves Willis Towers Watson a much stronger company with his help and has set us up for success in the future.’’
‘’I am very honored that I have the opportunity of joining Willis Towers Watson,” stated Mike. “In every interaction, I was fascinated with the strong commitment to customers, inclusive and collaborative spirit and leadership. I really can’t wait to contribute to the company’s success.”
Before coming to Willis Towers Watson, Michael spent 3 decades at Pricewaterhouse Coopers. Michael drove change in the Transformation position while optimizing the organizational vitality and overseeing the wide range of internal offices including Finance Human capital, Global Sourcing, and Technology. Michael also worked as executive relationship manager of numerous clientele during his time at PwC.
Mike is a certified Chartered Accountant and earned his Bachelor’s degree of Business Administration at MSU.