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InvestTech founder, Jeremy Hurwitz, set to lead Elgin White in North America

Jeremy Hurwitz, Managing Director, North America

Elgin White has appointed investment management industry heavyweight Jeremy Hurwitz to spearhead the firm’s operations across the USA and Canada.

One of the most experienced and recognised personalities in the North American investment management industry, Elgin White is thrilled to welcome Jeremy to the senior management team.

Having founded InvestTech Systems Consulting in 1992, Jeremy grew the business exponentially until it was acquired by Accenture in 2017. After spending two years as Asset Management Lead at Accenture post-acquisition, Jeremy became an independent consultant for three years before joining Elgin White.

According to Jeremy Hurwitz: “Many opportunities have crossed my path since Accenture acquired InvestTech in 2017, but none as innovative, exciting and full of promise as Elgin White. I am fully committed to building a stand-out team in North America, which will fill a genuine gap in the market for investment management consulting services. Elgin White has laid solid foundations and has an ethos that many of the firms I have worked with in the past will relate to. I look forward to working with you in the future.”

Erik Schutte, Managing Director at Elgin White said: “I have long admired Jeremy’s presence in the investment management sector and am delighted that he will be joining Elgin White on our mission to transform consultancy services for providers of investment management services, globally. This announcement comes hot on the heels of news of our expansion in Europe, and builds on our growing presence in Asia. We have ambitious plans for growth, but above all our aim is to work closely with investment managers globally to refine target operating models, ease technology transformation and increase profitability.

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Jeremy Hurwitz

Managing Director - North America

Based in Los Angeles, California, Jeremy founded InvestTech Systems Consulting LLC in 1990. As President and Director the Enterprise Data Management and Architecture Practice for more than 25 years he managed over 50 large investment technology, strategy, and implementation projects for many of the largest global investment management firms. Following the acquisition of his firm by Accenture in 2017, Jeremy remained as Managing Director, Asset Management Lead.

Jeremy joined Elgin White in 2022 to lead the firm’s launch into North America. He is recognized throughout the North America asset management community as a thought leader and innovation architect in the design of enterprise data, analytics, and reporting platforms. His deep knowledge, broad buy-side network, and extensive experience deploying business-outcome-focused technology solutions successfully has accelerated the growth of Elgin White in North America.

Stanley Drasky

Managing Director

Stan joined Elgin White in 2020 following an impressive 30-year career working predominantly for world-class buy-side financial services firms in North America and Europe. He is a renowned buy-side technology leader with a reputation for designing and delivering large-scale transformation initiatives at scale and pace. Currently, Stan is especially active leading infrastructure (cloud and managed services) transformation projects.

His most recent roles prior to Elgin White include Chief Information Officer (EMEA) at State Street and various senior positions during his eight-year tenure at Northern Trust Corporation, including Head of IT & EMEA/Global Director of Fund Administration Technology, Global Director of Asset Management Technology, and Director of Trade Execution Technologies. Stan has also held senior Operational and Technology roles at Nuveen Investments and BNY Mellon.

Throughout his career Stan has been a strategic client or partner of every major front-to-back office technology vendor including SimCorp and Charles River Development.

Erik Schutte

Managing Director

Erik founded Elgin White’s consultancy practice in 2019, which transitioned the firm into a full-service buy-side consultancy and resourcing business. He is an experienced front-to-back business transformation professional and has held several senior management positions during his more than 30-year career in the UK and his native Netherlands, as well as Asia Pacific.

Previous roles include Head of Professional Services at SimCorp, Director at PwC UK, and Managing Director for Wealth & Asset Management Services at Accenture UK & Ireland.