More than a decade ago, a group of 8 senior independent consultants met to explore a new business model for management consulting services. All were veterans of various partnerships and consulting firms, with a sole focus on financial services, and shared a belief that there had to be better means to achieve greater value for clients and consultants alike.
One of these senior consultants who started NewLink Group was Al Otton. Al was instrumental in developing the business models that brought the success that NewLink Group has been enjoying for more than a decade.
After more than 40 years in the insurance and wealth management, first with London Life, then with DMR Group and finally as one of the founding partners with NewLink Group, Al's contribution to the industry in general has been significant. During his years with NewLink Group, he not only consulted to several organizations in the industry, but he also co-developed the Vista reference models of the industry, a detailed framework of functions and data models that brought knowledge and quality to NewLinks projects.
Although Al is retiring as a Director of NewLink Group, he will remain as one of NewLinks executive associates. We wish Al all the best in his lifestyle changes.