Capco adds four US consultants to cyber and digital practices

29 October 2020 3 min. read

Capco, a global management and technology consultancy, has added four new US hires – Harbir Brar, Ben Burrows, Doug Sieg, and Tracey Varnell – in its digital and cyber practices.

The new talent will help Capco’s financial services clients transform their internal ecosystems, design user-centric solutions, and strengthen data security and governance.

Harbir Brar brings 20 years of cybersecurity experience to Capco’s New York office, where he will serve as an executive director in the cybersecurity practice. Brar has extensive expertise advising on cyber defense, cloud and infrastructure security, application security, risk management, and incidence response.

Brar previously led Avanade’s security business for the Northeast region, and was cybersecurity practice leader for the financial services sector at Capgemini. Before that, he was practice director of cybersecurity and risk services in North America at Wipro. Earlier in his career, he spent a decade in AT&T’s cybersecurity services practice, where he was a principal.

Ben Burrows joins Capco Digital in Chicago as a managing principal, bringing more than 15 years of experience, with a focus on digital customer experience consulting. Burrows has helped numerous Fortune 500s streamline their digital operations, gain customers, and grow revenue.

Harbir Brar, Ben Burrows, Doug Sieg and Tracey Varnell - Capco
He started his career in 2005 in the management consulting division of Accenture, before joining the firm’s digital marketing arm Accenture Digital in 2013 as a manager. In 2015, Burrows joined digital marketing agency Isobar, where he was latterly director of growth. He spent the last year at ICF Next, the digital marketing arm of technology consultancy ICF, where he was a partner working on market development.

Doug Sieg also joins Capco Digital in Chicago as a managing principal. He brings 18 years of experience working with large corporate and public sector clients on customer-focused strategies and digital solutions.

Sieg previously spent 11 years at Isobar, where he was latterly an engagement director in the firm’s Chicago office. Before that, he was director of project management at Liquidus Marketing, a Chicago-based digital ad agency. He started his career at the Federal Reserve Bank of Chicago, where he was a project manager.

Tracey Varnell joins as an executive director in Capco Digital based in Austin. Varnell brings 20 years of design experience, with expertise in human-centered design, experience strategy, UX and UI design, and product management.

Varnell last year founded Multiplier Design, a digital product design consultancy. Prior to that, she was head of design at OnDeck, an online lending firm, and service design lead at Capital One. Varnell was also previously UX lead at Isobar and lead experience architect at Effective Inc., a Denver-based experience agency.

Michael Pugliese, managing partner of Capco’s US business, said, "The addition of these experienced, high-caliber individuals to these key practice areas underlines Capco’s ongoing commitment to invest in our capabilities and talent during these challenging times. With the pace of digital transformation accelerating in the current operating environment, and cyber becoming embedded in enterprise risk management frameworks, our new colleagues will help us enhance our leadership, capabilities and presence in those areas. I am delighted to welcome our new colleagues to the US team."

Capco earlier this month welcomed Garret Hrncir as a partner in its Chicago office.