Michael Burwell is the name of financial excellence with a career span of over three decades of extreme professionalism and corporate discipline. The current Chief Financial Officer of the global insurance brokerage, risk management, and advisory firm, Willis Towers Watson, had no stop since he began his career journey. Michael Burwell was hired by Willis in late 2017 as a replacement to the outgoing CFO of the firm, Roger Millay. With his expertise in finance and audit, Burwell helped Willis Towers Watson to fix its focus on clients, in a short span of time. Currently, he guides the company in its long-term growth and focuses on its integration efforts to make the firm producing its full potential.
Apart from the long-term growth strategy, Burwell also takes care of the vision of the company forward. As a truly global organization with the presence in more than 140 countries, Willis Towers Watson wants to optimize its performance in various demographics, and it is banking on Burwell in its efforts. Michael Burwell began his career with auditing and accounting major, PricewaterhouseCoopers, and continued with it until he decided to join Willis Towers Watson in late 2017. During his nearly 30 years of career at PwC, he took various responsibilities and served in various roles.
During the initial 11 years at PwC, he was into the assurance practice and served numerous audit clients. In the next 12 years, Burwell served as a Transaction Services advisory by providing valuation and pre-merger due diligence services to various companies. His active intervention in various challenges of the transaction services and the visionary leadership helped him to be promoted as the Leader of Transaction Services Group of the U.S. region in 2005. In 2008, Burwell was promoted as the Chief Financial Officer of PwC U.S. region, and after a year, Michael Burwell again promoted as the Chief Operating Officer of the region.
His widespread success in all these roles and responsibilities, helped Burwell moving to the role of Global Transformation Leader at PwC in October 2012. While serving the role, he optimized the organizational effectiveness of the auditing major by overseeing its internal functions such as Technology, Finance, Global Strategic Sourcing, Human Capital, and more. Since July 2016, Burwell also helped the firm as a senior relationship partner in assisting various clients of PwC. He earned his graduation in BBA from Michigan State University before entering the financial industry. Burwell is also a Certified Public Accountant by profession. View More Information Here.