Michael Burwell was named the new CFO (Chief Financial Officer) for Willis Towers Watson (WTW) in the latter part of 2017. WTW is a brokerage and solutions company and a leader in the global advisory field. Burwell replaced the retiring CFO. Mr. Burwell brings to the table more than 30 years of professional service experience. Prior to WTW, Burwell served in senior leadership roles including the Head of Global Transformation, CEO and COO (Chief Operating Officer) at Price Waterhouse Coopers, LLP (PWC). In 1997, he became a partner at PWC and eventually took on the challenges of the leadership for the company’s central region. He went on to become the CFO in 2007 and CEO in 2008.
Additionally, he includes on his resume 11 years of audit experience, as well as 12 years of transaction advisory services. His experience also includes assisting companies performing pre-merger due diligence and valuation.
Adding Michael Burwell to the WTW team was met with a great deal of enthusiasm. His understanding of managing and leadership, as well as transformation is a great boon to the company and its long-term growth. The company maintains a strong focus on client services and Burwell was considered the perfect cog to add to the wheel. Adding to his expertise, Burwell is a CPA (Certified Public Accountant). Mr. Burwell earned a Bachelor of Arts (BA) degree from Michigan State University in Business Administration. In 2010, Burwell was named Alumnus of the year at Michigan State.
The history of WTW goes back to 1828. The company has 40,000 employees and they work with clients in more than 140 countries. The company designs and delivers personalized solutions that work to enhance capital that protects and adds strength to individuals and institutions, cultivate talent, optimize benefits, as well as manage risk. WTW is based in Arlington, Virginia and maintains locations that include North and South America, Europe, Asia, Middle East, and Africa. The strength of the company and the team, under Burwell’s leadership is their ability to work with clients on an individual basis and unlock the potential each client has and enhance their future growth for continued success. See Related Link to learn more.