Challenger consultancy B2E Consulting has appointed George Elkington as Director of Business Development, effective 1 January 2018.
George honed his extensive skill-set as a Senior Executive/ Partner at IBM, Deloitte and Accenture, as well as entrepreneurial business ventures in the Software-as-aService, Cloud and FinTech sector.
George is no stranger to the gig economy consulting firm, having known co-founder Tony McNeill for over 30 years and provided part time support to B2E Business for the past 2 years.
A Cambridge University Engineering and Management Graduate, George kicked off his consulting career with a decade at Accenture, then Andersen Consulting. He rose through the ranks to Associate Partner before leaving to join Deloitte as Partner in the Energy, Utilities and Infrastructure marketplace. In eight years with the Big Four firm saw him become the UK lead partner for the Energy sector and responsible for Deloitte Consulting’s global relationship with Shell. On leaving Deloitte, George enjoyed a series of senior positions in the Software as a Service space, including being MD of NorthgateArinso’s PeopleChecking Business (having sold SaaS startup ASTCheck.com to Northgate and KKR in 2008).
Speaking on his latest engagement, George said, “I am really excited to be joining B2E on a more permanent basis from January. I have thoroughly enjoyed helping the business part time as it has grown over the past 2 years and can see plenty of further potential as the transformation consulting market continues to adopt alternative delivery models and some concepts of the ‘Gig Economy’”.
B2E Consulting’s Founding Principal, Tony McNeill added, “I am delighted that George will be joining B2E Consulting on a full-time basis. I have known George for over 3 decades and am confident of the contribution he will be able to make. George will be a key figure as B2E Consulting grows and more and more clients benefit from our uniquely flexible consultancy model.”