Michael Burwell Hopes To Take Willis Towers Watson To The Next Level

Financial advisor, Michael Burwell ended his 31-year career with Pricewaterhouse Coopers, LLC, in October of 2017, when he joined Willis Towers Watson as the new Chief Financial Officer. The decision to bring in Michael Burwell was a result of the voluntary retirement of longtime Chief Financial Officer, Roger Millay. A graduate of Michigan State University, where he garnered a Bachelors of the Arts Degree in Business Administration, Michael Burwell has exhibited considerable leadership skills over the course of his career, which was deemed a prime factor in his consideration for the position with Willis Towers Watson.

 

During his time with PwC, Mr. Burwell held a number of senior leadership positions, including Head of Global Transformation, as well as Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of the United States headquarters. His experience with assessing valuation in companies prior to mergers was also viewed as a desirable trait by Willis Towers Watson.

 

Recently, Michael Burwell participated in a brief Q&A session with inspirey.com, in which he discussed a variety of issues concerning his continued success, as well as a few projections for the near future. Beginning his day at 5 am, Michael Burwell generally starts with a small accomplishment, such as making his bed, which he views as an essential victory that sets the tone for the day’s trajectory. He often utilizes budding technology in order to remain productive throughout the course of his day, which, according to him, helps to “streamline” their operations. Taking advantage of the cutting-edge tools provided to him continues to give him a significant advantage.

 

With his profile and client base consistently growing, Michael Burwell is often asked for advice by his associates and contemporaries, often choosing to stress the importance of “networking and developing relationships.” This mantra coincides with his team-first attitude, which founded on and strengthened by, communication, as well as intently listening to the opinions of his team members, allowing him to give back advice that is both, relevant and actionable. With over 40,000 employees under the Willis Towers Watson umbrella, Mr. Burwell continues to actively utilize the special traits and expertise that he has garnered over his three-decade career.

 

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