Michael Burwell is a corporate executive, who has been in the industry for more than three decades. Today he works at Willis Towers Watson where he is the Chief Financial Officer. All through his career, Mike has placed much emphasis on the importance of listening to people working with him, especially the young people because he believes that they are the source of the next great idea. In our modern society which is tech-driven, Michael Burwell believes that mentoring startup ideas to become a reality is what every other senior executive should emphasis on.
Mike Burwell refers to the young tech-savvy guys as the digital ninjas and places his faith in their ability to continue driving the global economy to much better status. He is especially excited by the technology ideas in the field of insurance. He says that ideas in this sector are bound to change the traditional model of operations. At Willis Towers Watson, they have observed the ideas at a close range and they believe that the interactions in the field will be subject to changes.
According to Michael Burwell, technology is bound to change the way people interact in even deeper circles than it currently influences. He says that technology has enabled people to do more with much less, and he believes that this trend will continue. Mike asserts that smaller groups of people, with similar interests and outlook, will continue to group together and technology will support them. This is contrary to the popular feeling that technology will globalize everybody leaving no room for smaller groups.
Burwell is a strong advocate of involving people when building a network or brand. He says that listening to diverse opinions is crucial as everybody has an idea on how to handle an issue. Burwell speaks from a point of knowledge as he has amassed much experience as a cooperate executive.
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Prior to joining Willis Towers Watson, he worked at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC) for more than three decades. It is at his time in PwC that he established himself as a global executive by displaying exceptional managerial performance in all the departments he was in charge of. At the height of his career at PwC, he was named partner and also headed the firm’s transaction business in the entire US. See This Page for related information.
Mike has a rich educational background, having attended Michigan State University where he attained his bachelor’s degree in Business administration in 1986. He is also a certified public accountant and has been named Alumnus of the year by Michigan State University.