Brian Turner appointed president of consulting at Point B

18 March 2019 Consulting.us

Consulting firm Point B has named Brian Turner president of its consulting business unit. 

Founded in 1995 and headquartered in Seattle, Point B provides management consulting, design, and real estate advisory services to a wide range of industries, while also investing in start-ups and new ventures. Apart from its headquarters in Seattle, the firm has 12 offices in major urban centers across the US.

Point B is noted as a top workplace in numerous rankings, holding the top spot on Fortune’s list of the "Best Medium Workplaces" in the US. The company has also been named a top workplace for women and millennials by Fortune and Great Place to Work.

Turner has served as the firm's interim president for the past year. Turner has nearly 30 years of consulting industry experience, with 15 spent at Point B.Brian Turner appointed president of consulting at Point BAs the firm’s top consulting executive, he will continue to guide Point B’s work in digital, mergers and acquisitions, future of work, and data and analytics. As interim president, he helped lead the firm to 21% revenue growth in 2018, and increased the company's talent pool to 950 people.

Turner previously served as director of practice leadership for two years and as national practice director of project leadership services for three years, developing and guiding practice directors and senior directors while helping shape and execute strategic objectives. 

He also served as chief risk officer for two years, managing Point B’s client and operational risk, while delivering risk-related consulting services to clients, as well as spending five years as chief service delivery officer - a role in which he advanced client service delivery through innovation in account operations, delivery, and knowledge management.

Before joining Point B, Turner spent 12 years at Accenture, focusing on transformation projects for the state and local government sectors. 

“Brian has been a truly important figure in Point B’s history and is playing a pivotal role in our path forward,” Mike Pongon, Point B CEO, said. “His ability to inspire and establish trust with our teams, customers, leaders, and communities is something we have always valued, and his vision for the future and how we bring even more to customers every day is one we’re excited to see come to fruition.”

“I’m honored to lead such an exceptional group of consultants as they help our customers face an unprecedented volume of change and disruption. They inspire me, and I look forward to nurturing Point B’s consulting leadership team of the future," Turner added. 

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Maine Pointe promotes Mark McTigue to executive vice president

24 April 2019 Consulting.us

Two years into his role, Maine Pointe has promoted Mark McTigue from vice president to executive vice president.

At Maine Pointe, McTigue has a specific focus on the private equity industry and has helped several of the firm’s private equity clients boost their returns on portfolio companies. “His skills and insights have proven essential in helping clients achieve unparalleled levels of competitive success,” said David Jadwin, who leads Maine Pointe’s business development activities.

McTigue joined the international supply chain and operations consultancy in early 2017, bringing more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, supply chain management, and consulting to the firm. Most recently, he served operations consultancy The Highland Group as a senior partner, and was EVP of business development in North America for Alexander Proudfoot – another operations specialist. 

During his more than 15 years in consulting, McTigue has worked with a variety of clients (Fortune 1000, mid-market companies, and start-ups) across multiple industries, spanning consumer packaged goods, industrial products, chemicals, food and beverage, automotive, oil and gas, financial services, high-tech, hospitality, and logistics.

McTigue specializes in helping executives and senior managers design and implement operational excellence programs across the end-to-end supply chain – allowing them to drive more than a billion dollars in sustainable EBITDA and cash improvements.

“Mark has been instrumental in driving supply chain optimization and surpassing clients’ targets for growth,” Jadwin said. “He has also played a key role in positioning Total Value Optimization [Maine Pointe’s approach for creating end-to-end shareholder value across the entire supply chain] as one of the most important business methodologies.”

Maine Pointe promotes Mark McTigue to Executive Vice PresidentMcTigue frequently publishes thought leadership pieces in high-profile business management publications, including The Innovation Enterprise, where his article "The effectiveness of operating resources in creating incremental value" examined the importance of value creation and how private equity firms have diversified their roles. In a recent article on Consultancy.org, McTigue and Maine Pointe’s Michael Kirstein discussed the role analytics plays in helping private equity improve due diligence.

His appointment comes at a time when private equity firms are investing more than ever, though are simultaneously struggling to translate these investments into equity. “We often see a value gap between targets for cost reduction, cash flow, and growth and the actual value derived from an acquisition,”  McTigue said, referring to a study conducted by Maine Pointe last year among executives in the private equity industry.

“In my new role as executive vice president, I will continue to help our private equity clients achieve success in the face of their challenges.” 

Earlier this year, Maine Pointe in the US appointed Rex ClothierJanice Pinson and Mary Lyons to senior roles. Globally, the consultancy has offices in Asia and Europe.