Currently, the name Michael Burwell is synonymous with global insurance brokerage and advisory company Willis Towers Watson. This is due to the fact that Burwell is the firm’s Chief Financial Officer (CFO).
Before he entered the role of CFO at Willis Towers Watson his named was strongly connected to Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC). Rightfully so, considering he worked at the company for 31 years. He spent a chunk of his time at the company serving in the assurance practice working on business advisory services. A few years before the new millennium PwC decided to elect him partner. A decision that yielded great results. Michael Burwell was able to show off his prowess as a leader as partner and drew a lot of attention. Michael Burwell’s success also lead to him being appointed to another executive position in PwC’s U.S. business.
Burwell has an undergraduate degree in business administration from Michigan State University. He is still involved with many things pertaining to the university today.
Burwell believes to be truly productive in this day and age you have to take full advantage of technology. With the use of technology an individual can do so much with so little. Burwell is quite fond of an app that has proven very beneficial to him in his tasks.
Burwell is very keen on having good communication with members of your team. Being a good listener and communicator is how you build a network. You have to take the time to really listen to people and their ideas and then make time to invest in them. Everyone has something to offer you just have to figure out what these qualities are.
Burwell focuses on staying positive and never quitting no matter how much people may say something is a bad idea. He always follows his gut and is willing to take risks. Click Here to learn more.