Mike Burwell is the Chief Financial Officer of Willis Towers Watson, but before that, he spent 31 years at Pricewaterhouse Coopers LLP (PwC). He has a bachelor’s degree in Business Administration which he acquired from Michigan State University, and in 2010 he was listed as Michigan State University’s Alumnus of the year.
A day for Michael Burwell starts at 5 am, he later makes his bed, and that makes him feel that he has accomplished something. He then goes to ride his Peloton bike where he gets time to think about what he should have achieved by the end of the day.
He utilizes all the ideas that come his way, and he gives them attention so that they bring out something constructive. Mike loves technology since he believes that it makes people even more productive. He urges people to be good listeners and build their networks with people around them.
His mindset is on how we can be able to do more with less, and he believes that technology makes people more significant and more productive, so he likes sharing apps which are beneficial to him with other people and also gets to know which apps the people find useful to increase his productivity.
He says that communities will keep growing in future hence there is the need for technology. Evolution will continue taking place because people want to connect and still the advertisers want to reach them.
Mike talks about building networks and states that everyone has something interesting about them. One should try to communicate with others and engage with them to have a better understanding of their views and ideas.
Mike Burwell finds a flip board useful since it brings information on a real-time basis for him to browse. He also likes reading the book by Jerry Vass since it helps in understanding what it takes to be successful. See Related Link for additional information.
In 1997, Mike was admitted to the partnership and started the Detroit based transaction service practice of PwC. Due to his success, he was asked to lead the PwC’s central region and later served as the overall US Transaction Service Leader.
In 2007, he got appointed as the Chief Financial Officer, and in 2008 he was named as the Chief Operating Officer across all PwC’s US business. Mike created change as he played his role and that made him able to optimize effectiveness in the organization while overseeing internal functions such as Finance, Human Capital, Technology and Global Strategic Sourcing.