Mr. Michael (‘Mike’) J. Burwell joined the global investment giant firm Willis Towers Watson in 2012. He was placed in charge of the company’s division which managed new technology investments, international business outsourcing, finance, new global and national client accounts, and human resource management. Michael Burwell was rewarded for his tenaciousness by being promoted to Chief Financial Officer of Willis Towers Watson in 2017. Mike is replacing the previous CFO who has retired.
The Willis Towers Watson firm has a lucrative financial history that stems back to 1828. The investment firm handles varied consultative financial services for businesses of all sizes. Willis Towers Watson is viewed as a trusting firm to do business with and its successful analytical skills. Companies large and small enter into partnership with Willis Towers Watson for advice on multi-service platforms like varying brokerage services, actuarial solutions, capital formulas, and many other investment amalgamations.
Michael J. Burwell attended Michigan State University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Business Administration and received a CPA certification. Later in life, Michigan State University honored Mike with an Alumnus of the Year award. Michael’s background career involved his managerial climb within the preeminent firm of PricewaterhouseCoopers LLP. Mr. Burwell served as partner in the transaction services department of Pricewaterhouse’s Detroit division.
Michael was appointed Chief Financial Officer for Pricewaterhouse’s U.S. business practices division and within a year, he was promoted to Chief Operating Officer. He became experienced in company pre-merger valuations and the due diligence process. Other management titles in his work at PricewaterhouseCoopers included Head of Global Transformation.
When Mike left PricewaterhouseCoopers firm for Willis Towers Watson, he brought with him 31 years of financial and auditing service experience. Willis Towers Watson manages offices in more than 40 countries and continues to grow with John Haley, Director and Chief Executive Officer at the helm. Mr. Haley has worked for Willis Towers Watson since he joined the firm in 1977 and has led the company through many lucrative mergers and acquisitions. View Additional Info Here.
Upon the promotion of Michael Burwell, Mr. Haley stated that he believes that Mike understands the direction that Willis Towers Watson is taking. Mr. Haley further said that Mike brings valuable key leadership skills to the firm. Michael’s financial experience is what the company needs to continue to fulfill their potential in a global economy as a leading financial establishment. Mr. Burwell’s response was that he was honored to work for a company whose commitment to their clients is an impressive history. Mike further stated that he looks forward to imparting his skills and experience to the company’s continued success.