Wilson Perumal & Company appoints Ernie Spence as principal

04 November 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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Wilson Perumal & Company (WP&C), a Dallas-based management consulting firm, has promoted Ernie Spence to principal.

Spence, who has worked at WP&C for the past five years, will join the firm's leadership team and oversee multiple project teams that solve critical issues for C-suite clients.

Spence has experience advising corporates, private equity, and government entities on operational and strategic challenges. During his time at WP&C, Spence co-designed the firm's proprietary leadership development program, supervisor behavior model, and human capital strategy framework.

Some of his recent project work includes helping a US military organization reduce operating costs by over $85 million and leading a private equity due diligence team in the acquisition of a $100-million fabricator.

Wilson Perumal & Company appoints Ernie Spence as principal

“Ernie is a tremendous asset," said Andrei Perumal, co-founder and managing partner of WP&C. "He is a great talent and has a huge bandwidth. In the Principal role, Ernie will be able to have even greater impact, across a greater number of clients, and a larger role in team and firm development."

Prior to entering the consulting arena, Spence spent nearly two decades in the US Navy. He latterly served as commanding officer of VFA-122, the Navy’s largest F/A-18 squadron, where he oversaw 1,300 service members and helped reduce operations and maintenance costs by 36% in one year. Before serving as commanding officer and executive officer of several US Navy fighter jet squadrons, Spence was an F/A-18 pilot and test pilot.

He holds an MS in aeronautical engineering from the Naval Postgraduate School, an MS in national resource strategy from National Defense University, and a BS in aerospace engineering from the University of Colorado at Boulder.

"I am grateful for the many opportunities I have to serve our clients," said Spence. "It is truly a privilege to lead our incredibly talented consultants."

WP&C helps clients across industries tackle challenges in strategy and operations. The firm’s offerings span business transformation, growth strategy, technology strategy, operating model redesign, culture measurement and change, product portfolio optimization, and cybersecurity.

WP&C has more than 40 employees, according to LinkedIn.