Greig Taylor joins AlixPartners as a Managing Director at New York office

19 September 2018

Management consulting firm AlixPartners has added Greig Taylor as a managing director at its Investigations, Disputes & Risk practice. Taylor is a recognized expert witness in international disputes and thought leader in arbitration. He joins AlixPartners from rival turnaround and legal consultancy FTI Consulting.

AlixPartners is a leading management consulting firm, particularly adept in the areas of turnaround and restructuring, litigation, and investigations. The firm recently bolstered the leadership and capabilities of its Investigations, Disputes & Risk practice with the addition of Greig Taylor as Managing Director. He will be based out of the firm’s New York City headquarters.

Taylor boasts deep experience in damages assessment and related issues, and in expert testimony related to international disputes. He has consulted on, and testified in, numerous international arbitrations across the world. Taylor also has experience in forensic accounting and financial investigations in an international context, as well as in the economic determinations of contracts and agreements.Greig Taylor joins AlixPartners as a Managing Director at New York officePreviously, Taylor was with rival FTI Consulting for almost eight years, serving as a managing director and then as a senior managing director in the firm’s economic and financial consulting group. Before that, Taylor worked at Deloitte for nine years, starting as an audit manager dealing with energy, infrastructure, and utilities companies. Later he served as a senior manager at the Big Four firm, working on international disputes and large-scale investigations from Deloitte’s offices in London and New York. Taylor started his career as an auditor at former Big Five accounting and consulting firm Arthur Andersen.

“We welcome Greig to our team at AlixPartners,” commented Simon Freakley, CEO of AlixPartners. “Our investigations and economics consulting group is a growing and important one, and Greig’s deep skills in valuations and damages, along with his international experience, will be of great value to our clients.”

Taylor has received a number of accolades in the legal consulting community. He has been named on the international Who’s Who Legal-Arbitration list every year since 2014 as a leading expert witness and a foremost expert in the US. He has also been named on Who’s Who Legal’s ‘Top 100 Consulting Experts’ list every year since 2015, and was also named a Though Leader in Arbitration by the same publication earlier this year.

Taylor holds a bachelor’s degree in modern history from the University of Manchester, as well as a certification as a chartered accountant from the Institute of Chartered Accountants of England and Wales.

AlixPartners recently strengthened its executive leadership team with the appointment of Lisa Carnoy to the position of chief financial officer, as well as the appointment of Don Schneider as the firm’s first chief people officer.


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Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO

18 April 2019

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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