Michael Burwell is a graduate of Michigan State University, a resident of the Greater Detroit Area and the current CFO at Willis Towers Watson. Burwell was announced at the CFO of the company August of 2017.
Burwell has been involved in finance and professional services for over 30 years. Michael Burwell has held titles such as Head of Global Transformation, Chief Operating Officer, and has held the position of Chief Financial Officer in a previous company. Prior to getting into the finance industry he spent 11 years as an auditor and 12 years in transaction services with Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP.
His time spent with Pricewaterhouse Coopers was time well spent. There was barely an executive chair that Burwell didn’t sit in during his time there. In 2012, he was named the Vice Chairman Global and U.S. Transformation. During his time in the transformation role he molded the department to his liking, making major changes within the company.
Willis Towers Watson, is a global advisory, brokerage and solutions company. The company can trace its history to 1828 and currently has 40,000 employees spread across 140 countries. Willis Towers Watson assists its clients and gives advice on how to create and maintain their wealth.
Willis Towers Watson recently made waves when it announced that it believes property insurance will rise in 2018. The reason for the rise in insurance costs is attributed to the large amount of natural disasters that occurred in 2017. They say insurance companies has a cat loss estimate of 143 billion when you add up the costs of the handful of hurricanes and dozens of wildfires that hit America last year.
The CEO of Willis Towers Watson had nothing but positive information to say about Burwell during the press release. John Haley, the CEO expressed his excitement for having Michael Burwell join their team. John Haley said he was confident of Mr. Burwell’s expertise in finance.
Michael Burwell responded to Haley’s kind words by expressing how honored he was to have the opportunity to join Willis Towers Watson. Burwell said that all of his interactions thus-far have been very positive and that he has been impressed by the strength of the existing leadership at Willis Towers Watson. “I look forward to contributing to the success of the company,” Burwell said. See Related Link to learn more.