Willis Towers Watson announced that they were adding Michael Burwell to their team. He will be joining the team in the position of Chief Financial Officer and brings with him 31 years of experience in finance and personal services. In the last ten years, the new CFO has been in senior management including serving as Chief Operating Officer, Head of Global Transformation as well as Head of Transaction Services.
Aside from Michael Burwell’s experience in senior management Michael Burwell also joins Willis Tower Watson with 11 years of auditing experience and 12 years with advisory experience that includes assisting companies with valuation and due diligence before a merger. Speaking on the appointment the company CEO viewed the appointment as a positive move for the company as Michael Burwell will bring not only his leadership experience but also the fact that said experience was in a large multinational with a focus on customer satisfaction.
In an interview with Inspirery Michael Burwell revealed that the ideas that make the company successful come from the team that he works with. Employees not in management have a unique view of issues that a person in senior management does not have and that gives them very good ideas. The experienced CFO underscores the importance of building relationships and networking in order to achieve business success. Even non-business relationships will help an entrepreneur in that he or she communicates better to clients and team members.
On things that give him pride, Michael Burwell mentioned the deal he brokered with google and the fact that at one of his former positions he was able to reduce costs without laying off staff. Michael Burwell was on the board of Sacred Heart Rehabilitation center where he managed to make changes that resulted in the institution being run better. He was attracted to this particular charity because he has dealt with friends and family that have struggled with addiction. The course appeals to him on a personal level and he wanted to give back to the community.
About Michael Burwell
Michael Burwell is the sitting Willis Towers Watson CFO. He is a Michigan University graduate and is a CPA. He joined the company bringing with him over 30 years of experience in finance and advisory services. Michael Burwell enjoys golfing which was introduced to him by his grandfather.
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