Brickendon, the award-winning global management and technology consultancy, has promoted two executive directors to partner.
Nathan Snyder, head of the firm’s US business, and Lee Pittaway, head of business development, will take on the new positions immediately as part of wider plans to boost the company’s management structure and give staff greater responsibility in the running of the firm.
Brickendon, which specialises in innovative solutions that save our clients time and money, have over the past year strengthened their management structure with the appointment of a new chairman and non-executive director. Earlier this year, the firm issued employees a stake in the company and increased opportunities for internal promotion in a bid to help staff play a larger part in the future growth.
Brickendon, which last year opened their first office in the US, counts numerous large global financial institutions amongst their clients. The firm’s experienced consultants are currently working with these institutions to deliver transformational change so that they see positive results in weeks, not months or years.
Speaking about the promotions, Brickendon Chief Executive and founder Chris Burke, said: “We are very pleased to promote Nathan and Lee. They have both been instrumental in driving the extraordinary growth we have experienced as a firm. This has only been possible because of the value proposition they have presented to our global financial clients and the successful way they have managed change in these turbulent times.
“It is a sign they have both excelled as leaders within the firm and it is fitting they be promoted to partner.”
Snyder, who joined Brickendon in August 2013, moved to the US in July last year to open the New York office. As well as delivering a large governance programme onsite for an international investment bank, he is working hard to expand Brickendon’s US footprint.
“I’ve enjoyed the absolute meritocracy within Brickendon,” says Snyder. “At every stage I have volunteered to take on more responsibility and been rewarded with the opportunity to own a new challenge within the company.
“The ultimate responsibility has been the founding of our first overseas office – a challenge that I’m happily working to solve.”
Pittaway joined Brickendon in June 2013 to head up the firm’s resourcing strategy. Under his watchful eye, Brickendon has more than doubled in size, including the opening of the New York office. Last year he took on the role of head of Business Development and now, along with Snyder and Burke is helping to set the agenda for the firm’s international expansion.
“I love the entrepreneurial style within Brickendon set by our CEO Chris Burke” said Pittaway. “Since I started, I’ve been given full autonomy to grow out three functions and deliver huge growth within the business. I’ve seen us double in size year-on-year, with more exciting times ahead. It’s been a pleasure to be a part of a fantastic story.”
“I’m now focussed on helping the business grow globally, driving sales, relationships and making our clients our fans. The senior management team is like a family, all with the same vision”.
Brickendon is an award-winning global management and technology consultancy, specialising in innovative solutions for the financial services industry. Winner of the Best Overall Testing Project in the Finance category at the 2016 European Software Testing Awards, Brickendon was founded in 2010 out of an idea to “step change” their clients by radically changing the consultancy model. They wanted to break the outdated consultant mould by providing real, lasting, transformational change for their clients. Brickendon consults on a range of areas, and operates with some of the largest global banks, hedge funds and asset managers. With innovation and talent at its core, all Brickendon’s consultants hold over 10 years’ experience, solving client problems through cutting edge solutions and lateral thinking. Since inception Brickendon has, on average, grown by over 200% in size each year (or more than doubled in size each year), and has offices based in Canary Wharf, London, Hong Kong and New York.
 As of June 2016