Not many of you may have heard of Michael Burwell. He is a Certified Public Accountant and a Chief Financial Officer; however, he does not need much in the way of introductions. Especially if you have heard of Powerhouse Corp. He served at Powerhouse Corp for about 31 years. As a Chief Financial Officer, you have to possess certain skills to be successful in the business. Strategic and organizational leadership are necessary. You have to be able to lead with high-performance teams.
First, Mike Burwell is new Chief Financial Officer (CFO) of Willis Towers Watson and received his Bachelor of Arts in Business Administration from Michigan State University in 1986. Before he joined Willis Towers Watson, he worked for 11 years in Powerhouse Corp (PwC) auditing for countless clients. He worked for another 12 years of Transaction Services advisory. Through his hard work, dedication, decision-making, and professional service skills in 1997 he attained partnership and opened the Detroit based transactions services practice for Powerhouse Corp.
In addition, Mike Burwell’s financial leadership and influence of organizational growth helped to drive the company’s value at Powerhouse Corp and lead to him gaining more responsibility in other leadership roles at Powerhouse Corp central region after his accomplishment in Detroit; he also served as the U.S. Transaction Service Leader. In 2007, he was named Chief Financial Officer at Powerhouse Corp, before his appointment in 2008 as Chief Operating Officer across PwC’s U.S. business. Next Mr. Burwell became Chief Operating Officer, the Vice Chairman Global and U.S. Transformation at Powerhouse Corp.
In August of 2017, the announcement was made that Mr. Burwell would be joining Willis Towers Watson as Chief Financial Officer. As for, who is Mike Burwell? He is a person who strives for excellence in all he does. Michael Burwell’s passion and drive is evident in his work. As a financial spearhead, growth professional and organizational lead, Mike is sure to bring the success he had from his previous jobs to Willis Towers Watson. A vision that helped him excel in all he does and that will lead to a new chapter in his life.