Michael Burwell is the Chief Financial Officer for Willis Towers Watson, and he believes that one of the best things that people can do to in life is to listen intently to others. He works his hardest at being present, in the moment, when he is communicating with people and feels this is the best way to truly get to know someone. When someone in his company has what could be the next great idea, he works to ensure that it gets looked at so it doesn’t simply vanish without ever of having the chance to see the light of day.
Michael Burwell has always worked with companies to get more from less, and he is a believer of technology and how it can help people to become more productive. Coming from this place, he always shares apps with others that he has found useful in his life, and he also tries to find out what apps they use to help them out. When it comes to finding success, Michael Burwell believes that being relentless and positive are two important traits that always help.
During the month of August in 2017, Willis Towers Watson made an announcement that Michael Burwell would be taking over its Chief Financial Officer. With more than three decades of experience in the financial services industry, he took over for the former Chief Financial Officer of the company, Roger Millay, who voluntarily retired. Burwell has served the companies he has worked for over the years in different roles, and many of them have been financial roles where he has taken up a leadership position. Burwell also has worked as an auditor as well as a transaction services advisor who has worked with valuation and pre-merger due diligence.
Michael Burwell studied at Michigan State University where he earned his Bachelor of Arts Degree in Business Administration. He is also a certified public accountant and was given the title of Alumnus of the year in 2010 by Michigan State University. He worked with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP. (PwC) for many years and served the company as a business advisor. In the late 1990’s, he took over in a leadership role for the company’s central U.S. transaction business, and he became its Chief Financial Officer in 2009 as well its Chief Operating Officer in the United States. Before his current role as Chief Financial Officer for Willis Towers Watson, he served as the Vice Chairman Global and U.S. Transformation for PwC. Visit This Page to learn more.