Willis Tower Watson, a company that specializes in both advising and brokering insurance deals on a global level, has appointed Michael J. Burwell to serve the company as its new Chief Financial Officer.
Michael Burwell received his bachelor’s degree from Michigan State University and has received his credentials as a certified public accountant Burwell was recognized as the alumnus of the year for Michigan State University in 2010.
Before accepting the new position, Burwell served in a variety of top leadership roles with PwC. The positions held by Burwell while with PwC include Chief Financial Officer, Chief Operating Officer, Head of Transportation Services, and Head of Global Transformation. All of these duties were performed for the branch of the company pertaining to Willis Tower Watson’s operations within the United States.
Michael Burwell, who is affectionately referred to as Mike by friends and colleagues, also has 11 years of audit experience to go along with a dozen years’ experience as an advisor of Transaction Services in which he provided value to clients by concentrating on the due diligence and valuation aspects of the pre-merger activity.
Burwell, when speaking about what he feels he will bring to Willis Towers Watson, says that he is enthused to join a team that can provide such great ideas. Burwell says that he will work with colleagues to develop these ideas and make sure that the great potential at the company does not go unrealized. See Related Link for additional information.
Burwell also speaks of himself saying that he is a great listener and has learned the art of building successful networks of capable individuals. Burwell finishes his self-assessment by saying the nearly four decades of experience he possesses in leadership has taught him that every team member has something valuable to offer the company. The successful team leader is the one that can make time for all his subordinates and incorporate the diversity of ideas to form one unique mode of operation.
Willis Towers Watson Chief Executive Officer, John Haley, expressed excitement that Mike was joining the team at such integral time in the history of the company. Haley went on to say that the expertise and skill set Burwell brings to Willis Towers Watson will be useful at helping the company expand to its fullest potential.