Michael J. Burwell is a Michigan State University graduate with a bachelors degree in Business administration and holds a certified public accountant certification. Mr. Burwell has several years of experience in Finance and professional services having served as the global head of transformations at PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP for 31 years. On his 11th year of service, he was made a partner in the organization and started PwC’s Detroit company.
Under his leadership, the PwC Detroit Transaction Service practices attained significant success earning him a promotion to head of the PwC’s central region and finally served as the ultimate US transformation leader. Following his incredible efforts in transformation, Michael climbed up the ladder, and in 2012 he became the deputy head for the global and the US transformation. During his tenure, he also took up the role of a senior relationship partner for some of his clients.
In August 2017, Michael Burwell was appointed the Chief Financial Officer for Willis Towers Watson PLC, a global broking and solutions company that advises clients on buying and selling of assets. His appointment was as a result of the former CFO, Roger Millay voluntarily stepping out of office on October 2nd. According to the CEO, John Haley, Michael had come into the company at the peak of its evolution and his years of experience in audit and transaction services would be a boost to them as a company. In his speech, Mike said he was overwhelmed by the company’s culture and strength of leadership and was looking forward to working with the team.
Michael Burwell believes that technology makes great people more productive and always aims at sharing apps that make work more natural for him with others in an exchange with their favorite apps as well. Michael Burwell warns against trying to make everyone happy because consensus is not equivalent to collaborations. In an interview, he mentioned that being a good listener is one of the things that have contributed to Burwell’s success in building meaningful relationships with people.
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