CrossCountry Consulting hires Mike Pugliese as partner

30 August 2023 2 min. read
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CrossCountry Consulting, a McLean, VA-based management consultancy, has hired Mike Pugliese as a partner in its business transformation practice.

In his new role, Pugliese will lead the expansion of the firm’s banking and capital markets solutions. He will also support the strategy, operations, and growth of CrossCountry’s Chicago office – which launched earlier this year

Pugliese brings over 30 years of management consulting and financial services industry experience, with a focus on large-scale transformations for the offices of the CFO, CRO, and CCO. He has expertise in financial and management reporting, planning and forecasting, risk-adjusted profitability reporting, and regulatory compliance.

Pugliese joins CrossCountry from Capco, where he spent the last 13 years as partner and led the US financial services consulting practice. He was also a part of the consulting firm’s global leadership team.

CrossCountry Consulting hires Mike Pugliese as partner

Before that, Pugliese spent 14 years at BearingPoint, where he was a, SVP and leader of the finance practice. He began his career at Citibank, where he latterly was a VP in the financial planning and analysis division.

Pugliese has a bachelor’s degree in finance and marketing from the University of Iowa.

“Mike is well known within the financial services industry, and we are thrilled to have a leader of his caliber join our team,” said Erik Linn, co-founder and managing partner at CrossCountry Consulting. “He has a unique perspective to offer, and his experience will be invaluable as we continue to evolve solutions for our financial services clients.”

Pugliese added, “CrossCountry has developed remarkable financial services capabilities over the years, and I look forward to helping to build on this strong foundation as we continue to grow and help our clients succeed in this space.”

CrossCountry was founded in 2011 and has 700+ professionals across offices in McLean, New York, Boston, Chicago, San Francisco, and Seattle – with additional international talent located in Canada, Ireland, South Africa, and the Philippines.

CrossCountry provides services in accounting advisory, business transformation, corporate transactions, risk and compliance, technology, cybersecurity, and data and analytics. The firm works with clients in financial services, health and life sciences, hospitality, real estate, and TMT.