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KidsOut is named Elgin White Charity of the Year 2023


Elgin White has today announced a three-year commitment to support KidsOut, the UK-based “fun and happiness” charity that gives disadvantaged children positive experiences to support them in becoming successful members of society and the workforce in the future.

Funds and time donated by Elgin White will be used to help install and maintain technology and internet connectivity within Women’s Aid refuges, to provide residents with access to learning tools and online entertainment.

Each year more than 20,000 children flee domestic abuse and seek sanctuary in refuge. KidsOut is the only charity nationally to support every child in a Women’s Aid federation refuge, providing toys, days out, workshops and more.

Typically leaving home with only the clothes they are wearing, these children have experienced various forms of physical and emotional abuse, and arrive at refuge with nothing. KidsOut works in collaboration with Women’s Aid, partner charities and corporate supporters, to remind these children and thousands of others living with disadvantages what it is like to be children – to have fun, experience joy and learn.

Erik Schutte, CEO at Elgin White said: “As a financial services consulting firm we spend every day working with business leaders around the globe to optimise, implement and support their technology environments. We are delighted to be working with KidsOut to help deliver the same kind of services for such a worthwhile cause.”

Commenting on Elgin White’s announcement Gordon Moulds, CEO at KidsOut, said: “Elgin White has supported our fundraising activity for more than a decade and their commitment to continue doing so into the future is much appreciated. We have been working overtime to provide disadvantaged children at refuge with access to valuable online resources. The funding and expertise that Elgin White is able to contribute will accelerate this project.”

For more information, or to learn how you can help, visit the KidsOut website.

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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.