Our Management Team
The Management Team have been selected based upon their background and experience. All have previously worked With Mike Hunter, CEO and all have over 30 years experience in global consulting and blue chip organisations.
Mike has over 30 years global experience in management, consulting, strategy, sales, marketing, IT, finance and delivering over 35 large scale change and transformation programmes, many incorporating an ERP. He has been a Partner with PA Consulting Group, European CFO at AT&T , and European Head of Consulting at TCS and Cognizant; as well as working for British Aerospace and Apple, and 20 Fortune 500 clients. Mike has a track record of growth for clients, and in building and leading consulting practices globally. His goals have always been in helping clients and companies grow and overcome their biggest challenges; and more recently to fundamentally grow profitable consulting practices.
His specialities include building and growing consulting practices globally; large scale programme management; change management; ERP; performance improvement; stakeholder management, and company turnarounds.
Career accomplishments include:
- 400% revenue growth in 4 years (PA), 88% and 120% year on year revenue growth (TCS), and 96% year on year revenue growth (Cognizant)
- Directly managed a team of 700 people and indirectly 3,500 people
- Delivered 60% performance improvement in 15 months in a nuclear facility
- Led and delivered 30 ERP programmes, including a 36 and a 130 country roll-out
- Created a $1billion new revenue stream for global technology company
- Led largest core banking transformation programme in North America
Mike established K2 Consulting Partners in 2014 to create a new model in consulting that addresses many of the issues he has seen first hand in both consulting firms and clients.
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Mike Farrell is a senior executive with over 30 years global experience in general management, consulting, strategy, sales, project leadership. Delivering large scale ERP change and transformation programmes.
He has held senior positions at leading consulting (PwC, PA and TCS) and software organisations (SSA, PeopleSoft/Oracle, Sage and FIS) where I have achieved a track-record of revenue growth, building global consulting practices and delivering large-scale technology enabled transformation programmes.
Most recently, prior to joining K2 Consulting Partners Mike undertook a 12-month corporate restructuring assignment in APAC, together with a project recovery programme for a leading Japanese motor manufacturer.
Throughout my career I have established a track-record in assisting clients overcome challenges and deliver value from their transformation programmes.
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John has over 25 years experience of senior management on the Client side and 12 Years in Consulting
Specialized in Team Based Project Management, Financial Systems Management and Operational Improvement. John has a srong Technical and Financial Analysis skill sets, focused on designing Management Systems to enable Operational Excellence.
He focuses on development of Business Systems, utilizing Lean Six Sigma Toolsets, including VSM, KPI’s, Business Metrics, Scorecards and Management Dashboards.
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Nigel joins K2 Consulting Partners from Tata Consulting Services having previously worked for Oracle Consulting and PricewaterhouseCoopers.
Nigel worked at TCS for over 8 years and for the last 3 years was the Managing Partner for Programme Management within Consulting and Services Integration, the specialist consulting group within TCS. His responsibilities included the management of teams of PM consultants in India, UK, Europe, North America and Australia, along with the continuous development of the PM service portfolio and support of business development opportunities.
Nigel spent 12 years at Oracle during which time he undertook various roles in Business Development, Delivery Consulting and, for the last 2 years, was EMEA Operations Director for the Tax and Utilities Global Business Unit. Prior to Oracle, he worked for PwC (and Price Waterhouse earlier) for 11 years undertaking all roles from Consultant to Managing Consultant. During his employment with Price Waterhouse, he also spent 2.5 years seconded to the PW Belgium in the Brussels office.
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Russell has over 30 years’ experience in programme delivery and change and has seen this from the client and a consulting side. His speciality is large scale transformation programmes encompassing both Business and IT Change.
A former Consulting Partner With Tata Consulting Services, Russell has worked around the globe including The US where he was the Global Change Executive for a major American bank.
He joins K2 after a successful five year period working in Europe with a major logictics Company.
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Nigel Pinches has been active in the Financial Services industry for 30 years .He held senior and executive management positions in IBM including executive responsibility for one of the top 6 global banks. In addition he led the Banking Industry Front Office renewal program in EMEA, Core Banking sales team, Financial Services solutions initiative in UK,SA ,Ireland and NL, introduction of the first strategic partnership in EMEA with TEMENOS and finally the Large Complex deals initiative in FS.
On leaving IBM he spent 4 years as Vice President of TCS Europe responsible for FS solutions including core banking systems.
More recently he has acted as a consultant for several services companies entering the Financial Services market and also focussed on M&A activity.