Tanya Hughes joins Navigant as a Managing Director

14 November 2018 Consulting.us

Management consultancy Navigant has added Tanya Hughes as a Managing Director in its Financial Services Advisory and Compliance (FSAC) business segment. Hughes, who boasts more than 20 years’ experience in the financial services industry, will lead the FSAC segment’s banking, insurance, and capital markets (BICM) practice. She will be based in Navigant’s Washington, DC office.

Drawing on her strong background in technology, Hughes will help financial services clients leverage the cutting-edge solutions which are reshaping the industry. Her team will support Navigant’s clients with solutions related to digital payments, IT infrastructure, RPA, business process outsourcing, compliance, and advisory, among other areas.

During her more than 20-year career, Hughes has advised numerous financial institution on strategic transformations of business, operations, and IT. Many of her projects have involved the modernizing of core processing, digital, and payments, along with adept management of vendor relationships to successfully implement new technologies.Tanya Hughes joins Navigant as a Managing Director“Tanya is another great addition to our talented team with a wealth of experience and industry knowledge,” commented Ellen Zimiles, Managing Director and leader of the FSAC segment. “She deepens our expertise in fintech, expanding our ability to provide relevant solutions to our global clientele and address the challenges they face today and in the future as businesses rapidly change to meet technological advances.”

Before joining Navigant, Hughes spent 11 years at Fidelity National Information Services (FIS), a Jacksonville-based financial services technology and outsourcing firm. She served as a Managing Director at FIS for five-and-a-half years, and prior to that, as an Enterprise Business Development Executive. Before her time at FIS, Hughes spent a decade at IBM as a Client Executive.

“Our clients are facing unprecedented change today, and it is important for them to be in a position to overcome the obstacles and risks they are presented with,” said Christopher Sicuranza, Managing Director and co-leader of the BICM practice within FSAC. “As our clients look for sound guidance, nimble advisors, and leading-edge solutions, we must invest in and expand our technology enablement offering. With an impressive background in the financial services industry, Tanya is a very valuable addition to our ever-growing team.”

Hughes has an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management at Arizona State University, as well as a BS in Interdisciplinary Studies from the University of Arizona.


Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO

18 April 2019 Consulting.us

London-based global leadership consultancy YSC has appointed Eric Pliner as its new CEO, replacing Robert Sharrock, who held the role for five years. Pliner, previously the firm’s Americas leader, will remain based in New York City.

For 30 years, YSC Consulting has been providing leadership advisory services to clients across a wide range of industries. The firm provides services in the areas of leadership strategy, performance, research, and analytics. YSC also has offerings in organizational leadership and CEO & board advisory. The firm’s approach is grounded in the behavioral sciences, allowing clients to better align business strategy and leadership.

In 2017, Graphite Capital complete a private equity investment in the firm, which has allowed YSC to continue its rapid expansion across the globe. Today, the firm has 19 offices across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions, staffed by 225 professionals with backgrounds in clinical psychology and organizational behavior, among other areas.

YSC’s incumbent CEO, Robert Sharrock, will now move into the roles of managing director of YSC’s board and CEO of the advisory practice. Sharrock had previously indicated that he would move into a client-facing role following one year of results after the private equity infusion.Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO


 “Having achieved the goals we established as a business during my tenure, I look forward to fully devoting my time to the client service areas of the business I find most rewarding, which is working directly with board members and CEOs,” Sharrock said. “I will also be offering my unreserved support to Eric and our global team as we continue to expand our distinctive business around the world.”

Eric Pliner, who has been with the firm since 2010, will step into the role of CEO. An expert in organizational behavior, talent management, and development, Pliner joined the firm as a senior consultant, working his way up to managing director and head of YSC Americas in 2014.

Prior to joining YSC, Pliner was director of organizational talent management & development at the NYC Department of Education, and was an adjunct instructor in the curriculum & teaching department at Hunter College in New York. He holds an MBA in management, organizational behavior, and human resources from the City University of New York – Baruch College.

“Robert has successfully led the business through five years of sustained growth and shaped the brand into a premier global leadership consultancy,” Pliner said. “I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead this iconic firm as we continue to serve world-class organisations in understanding and developing the critical leadership to achieve their future business strategies.

“Whether through individual executive assessment, pre-deal due diligence and post-deal integration for private equity transactions, design and execution of inclusive leadership and diversity strategy, coaching for senior executives and teams, resilient change leadership, and more, YSC’s global services are and will remain distinctive, characterful, and best-in-class,” he added.

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