In August 2017, Willis Towers Watson hired a new chief financial officer, Michael “Mike” Burwell. The previous CFO, Roger Millay, had announced he would be retiring as of October 2, 2017.
Willis Towers Watson is a multinational company that offers insurance, reinsurance, and advisory services.
Michael Burwell brought 31 years of professional experience to Willis Towers Watson. He has extensive experience in finance, accounting, and management. He had performed audits of corporations for over a decade and spent a dozen years in a Transaction Services advisory position. During this time, he analyzed companies that had plans to merge with another company. He also performed valuation services so that companies were fairly valued during a mergers and acquisitions event. View Related Info Here.
Willis Towers Watson’s Chief Executive Officer John Haley provided a statement about hiring Michael Burwell. He said that the executive team at his company were excited to serve alongside him. He also appreciated that Burwell focused on the clients of his company in the past. He has years of experience managing at a complex and global corporation. Haley also said that Burwell had all the skills necessary to help his company achieve long-term growth and revenues.
Talking about his new position, Michael Burwell said that he considered it an honor to work for Willis Towers Watson. He said that during the interview process he could see this company had a very strong executive team and was committed to doing the best job they could for their clients.
Michael Burwell spent the previous 16 years of his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Over the years he held a number of high-level roles at this auditing firm.
Among these positions he had been the chief operating officer, chief financial officer, and the Global and US Transformation Leader. He ended up earning Partner at this company which the position he left to join Willis Towers Watson’s.
While working for PricewaterhouseCoopers, Michael Burwell had lived in the greater Detroit region. One of Burwell’s accomplishments there was when he was in his Transformation role. The goal of this position was to improve the efficiency and effectiveness of the overall company. He made numerous changes to different departments such as finance, human capital, technology, and global strategic sourcing.
He is a graduate of the University of Michigan. Michael Burwell earned a Bachelor Arts of Business Administration degree at this university in 1986.