Mike Burwell is now the new Chief Financial Officer of the world’s leading advisory, broking, and solutions company, Willis Towers Watson. However, prior to this, he was moving his way up in another company called Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC). During those 31 years, he worked on many audit clients within the assurance practice branch and then got promoted to Partner in 1997.
With his bachelor’s degree in business administration from Michigan State and a certified public accountant, he used his knowledge and skills to accomplish many tasks. He then initiated the PwC’s transaction services practice based in Detroit. Due to his success, PwC then moved him to their central region to become a new US Transaction Services Leader. His promotions didn’t stop there. He became Chief Financial Officer in 2007 and Chief Operating Officer in the next year. In 2012, Mike was then given the title of Vice Chairman Global and U.S. Transformation. Michael Burwell optimized and oversaw many diverse internal functions such as Human Capital, Technology, Finance, and Global Strategic Sourcing. Mike has been very busy these past few years.
During his Inspirery interview, Mike Burwell explains his leadership style and how it led to his success. He gives credit to his innovative and invaluable co-workers. He used new technologies to low production costs and his network and relationships to build good communication within and for the business. Even with all his progress, he still needed to shut down some projects that he put much effort into due to market trends.
Michael Burwell has mentored and guided many people; four of which have become partners themselves. Even though some projects had to be closed, he always sought a way to increase his efficiency and the bottom line with laying off any of his people. Mark also helped enhance their partnership with Google. Many more years to come, his company continue to improve and establish many more great partnerships. Refer to This Article for more information.