Who We Are
MHC is an award-winning business and technology consultancy, headquartered in London with global capability in executing Financial Services change programmes driven by digital transformation.Contact Us
What We Do
We provide quality delivery-focused subject matter expertise for our clients in a Financial Services marketplace facing aggressive industry digitalisation pressures and increasing disruptive forces.Contact Us
Our SME business knowledge is within Global Transaction Banking, Investment Banking, Corporate Banking, Wealth Management and Payments.Contact Us
Our impressive track record and performance since our formation in 2009 has resulted in the creation of a loyal and supportive global customer base of primarily Tier 1 and Tier 2 Banks, Insurance, Wealth Management and other Financial Services organisations. We also maintain strong relationships with key strategic partners.Contact US
We have continuously been recognised as one of Europe’s leading consultancy firms and our performance has gained wide market recognition by being awarded high profile industry awards.
Recent awards include: Hiscox Tech Track 100 on four consecutive years 2013-2016, Investec Mid-Market 100 in 2016, London Stock Exchange’s 1,000 Companies to inspire Britain 2015 and 2017, The Financial Times FT 1000: Europe’s fastest growing Companies 2017, as well as The Financial Times FT Future 100 UK 2018/19.
WHERE WE OPERATE
London, Birmingham, Manchester, Sheffield, Dublin, Germany, The Netherlands, Poland
New York, New Jersey, Jacksonville, Delaware, Vancouver
Bangalore, Mumbai, Pune
Singapore, Hong Kong
- MHC understood very quickly the type of consultant we needed and were out in the market immediately, securing a great candidate within 72 hours. They then created a relationship with the Bank within which there was no hesitation about keeping their consultant well beyond the original contracted schedule. MHC were able to put a very high quality individual into the Bank, who stayed with the programme for almost 2 years. Since this project, I have asked MHC to come in and present a proposal on a different project. They understand their market and can get great people together quickly. I would use them again.Tier 1 BankGlobal Technology Director
- MHC understood our requirement to the letter and were able to provide excellent resources. They were quick to flex the arrangements to our needs and provided top notch personnel at very short notice. What stood out as the key benefit was MHC's total understanding of the type of people we needed for our requirements. I would recommend MHC because of the significant saving compared to other providers/consultants, they are fast to respond and fulfil changing needs and they are professional but approachable/responsive.Tier 1 BankProgramme Manager
- MHC had strong understanding of our requirements and the ability to deliver the right people at the right time. MHC sourced excellent calibre and diverse staff and continued to do so at short notice as the initial team expanded. The staff provided were able to blend into the team and many of our internal colleagues were surprised to know the individuals were not the Bank's own staff. In addition to the excellent staff provided, the MHC team were very easy to do business with. The whole process, from sourcing, to invoicing worked smoothly. The staff provided could not have been better for this project. I would not hesitate in recommending MHC to others.Tier 1 BankTeam Leader
- The MHC team have brought an unparalled level of expertise to the programme and are forcing our internal FTEs to up their game, which is great to see!Tier 1 BankProgramme Director
What makes us unique
Our assignments are focused on getting projects over the finish line and also to ensure knowledge transfer to Clients. It’s important to us that our Clients become self-sufficient in the use of our assets.
Furthermore, we always complete post-project reviews with lessons learned to ensure continuous improvement and development of our staff. Our market performance has gained wide recognition by being awarded several high profile industry awards.Contact Us
Our past success has been based on not only delivering major transformation projects on time and within budget, but over-achieving what our Clients ask of us.
Our consultancy services and human capital are supported by an asset base of standardised tools and methodologies, which our consultants are trained in and have access to. Our unique toolset, MHC Insight enhances and underpins our asset base, is easily deployed, and is provided to our customers free of charge.
Our company comprises highly qualified practitioners and industry experts who understand the current issues and challenges faced by our Clients; be these driven by market forces, new technology, regulatory changes or the need to undertake cost management and revenue protection strategies.
Our practitioners are known for their past success stories within high profile projects and many have an SME (subject matter expert) status within the industry.Contact Us
Our Business Model
We are agile in our approach to assignments and we operate with flexible pricing models, which can vary from time and materials contracts to fixed price and managed service contracts.
Our business and engagement models ensure that each of our assignments can be customised according to our Clients’ specific requirements, so that we can offer a highly personalised and convenient service, which fits the Client requirement for speedy implementation and reduces their time to market.Contact Us
Chief Executive Officer
In 2009, Gerard and MHC Executive Chairman Eric Werner co-founded MHC. Under their leadership, the company has grown to become one of the UK’s fastest growing consulting companies. In his position as the CEO, Gerard is passionate about building strategic partnerships and in going the extra mile to support MHC’s clients on the transformative journeys they take.
Gerard began his career in Cash Management Operations at Bank of America where he spent 10 years in a variety of Operations and Change the Bank projects. He held a number of senior Board Level roles at significant professional services companies before co-founding Simplex Consulting in 1997, the UK’s first SWIFT bureau service. He sold the company in 2003 and joined forces with Eric Werner in 2005.View Profile
Eric joined forces with Gerard Kenny in 2009 to set up and develop a Business and IT Consulting practice leveraging their knowledge and contacts in the Banking and Investment Management markets. Fast forward to today, MHC has grown into one of Europe’s fastest growing consultancies and now operates on a global level across Europe, USA, India and APAC.
Eric began his career in Corporate Treasury and subsequently has worked in IT in Financial Services for over 30 years. His experience centres around building teams in software development, sales, and client services, initially in large corporate environments and since 1994, when he led a buyout of Consort Securities Systems, as an entrepreneur. Consort grew to be one of the largest providers of software and services to the UK Wealth Management industry, before being sold in 2003 with a 10-fold return to investors.View Profile
Non Executive Director
Neil is a member of MHC’s Board of Directors and a Non-Executive Director, who has spent his career in Transaction Banking having worked for both Citi and Deutsche Bank. Neil has also worked with other top Banks to develop and implement global sales-to-service automated pipeline, tracking and workflow tools. His innate people management skills allow him to work closely with teams in the UK, Europe and the US on major implementations with great ease.
He has significant experience in cash management products and services including payment processing, systems implementation and electronic banking. Neil has also considerable experience in process re-engineering of working practices to gain efficiencies and therefore reduce operating costs.View Profile
Chief Operating Officer
Camilla joined MHC’s Shared Services team in 2013. As Chief Operating Officer, she heads up our Shared Services functions of Legal, Operations and HR. She is also a qualified solicitor specialising in corporate and commercial law, with strong expertise in commercial contracts, IT law, outsourcing/insourcing, global supply chain management, cross border transaction and employment matters.
Camilla’s contribution to MHC has recently been recognised by her being featured in the ‘Women in FinTech 2017 Powerlist’ by the membership foundation Innovate Finance. Furthermore, in 2018 she was shortlisted as ‘Business Leader of the Year’ in the Women in IT Awards.
Camilla started her career within financial services at Law Debenture Trust Corporation working as a corporate trustee focusing on capital markets and corporate finance based in both London and New York. Camilla then trained and qualified as a solicitor at the leading international French firm, Gide Loyrette Nouel LLP, where she specialised in corporate and banking & finance law, spending time working in London and Hong Kong with an array of the Gide’s top institutional banking clients. Camilla also serves as MHC’s company secretary and holds a number of internal compliance related positions.View Profile
Chief Financial Officer
Leanne is a qualified FCCA accountant and brings with her over 18 years of financial and accounting experience. She joined MHC as Chief Financial Officer in 2015 and has since been responsible for managing the financial risk of the company. Leanne also manages the overall finance function, financial planning and reporting.
She started her career at Barnes Roffe Chartered Accountants as an audit trainee. After quickly progressing she moved to providing accounting services and advice to a wide range of clients.
In 2002 Leanne moved to Rees Pollock, a city audit firm where she built up a department which she led in providing financial advice and accounting services to clients in various industries.View Profile
John joined MHC in 2013 as Managing Director to spearhead MHC’s sales and business development departments. His results driven, customer focused approach has since been pivotal in expanding the company’s global business levels and offering, while maintaining an exceptional level of on-site support to clients and strategic partners. Currently John leads a number of our key strategic accounts and is responsible for developing MHC’s key practices such as Cyber Security, Ecosystem Monitoring and Technology Infrastructure.
John began his career in IT recruitment consultancy, specialising in sourcing high level candidates for financial institutions and consultancies. Prior to him joining MHC, John acted as the Head of UK Business Development for a Frankfurt based niche consultancy Networker Projektberatung. In this role he built the firm’s offering around the search, selection and training of IT specialists required by Tier 1 Financial Services institutions across Europe, North America and APAC.View Profile
Barry joined MHC in 2018 as Global Head of Talent Acquisition. He heads up our Global Fulfilment team and is responsible for making sure we maintain and continue to build a workforce of ‘best in class’ consultant talent accessible by MHC’s delivery teams and clients across the globe.
An industry expert with more than 28 years of successful experience in full life cycle talent acquisition, Barry started out his career as an IT Recruiter back in 1990. He was instrumental in building, as part of the Executive Team, an IT Recruitment company that went on to achieve a full UK stock market listing in 1996. Since then he has gone onto build several recruitment firms focusing on the technology markets.
Profoundly driven, passionate and a perfectionist by nature, Barry is committed to his clients and his team. He devotes his time to analysing business models and automating processes to ensure the delivery of a flawless service.View Profile
Chief Technology Officer
Jonathan joined MHC in 2009 as an Associate Director and was subsequently promoted to the role of Chief Technology Officer in 2017. Jon is an experienced Project Manager and Consultant in the Financial Services industry, particularly within the Operations and IT sectors having worked on projects for both market practitioners and technology vendors within the wealth management, fund management and investment banking communities.
In his current role as CTO at MHC headquarters, Jon has overall responsibility for the management of internal IT systems. He also manages a team responsible for the MHC Insight application, including all associated research and development and implementation projects.View Profile
Martin is a financial services professional with over 40 years’ experience working in London within the financial services sector. Martin joined MHC as a member of the management board in January 2016 and is currently responsible for overall delivery management across a number of our large strategic accounts.
His career has spanned Retail, Commercial, and Investment Banking working for Lloyds Bank, CIC Union Europeane National Bank of Abu Dhabi and Deutsche Bank. His career in Deutsche Bank spanned 26 years and throughout the years he held a number of senior operational line management roles and programme managed a series of major global change initiatives across the bank, gaining a proven track record in both Operations and Change Management.
Martin possesses strong change capability and leadership qualities due to his experience on a variety of Programme Management roles across a number of large and complex initiatives. With his senior stakeholder management expertise and strategic thinking, he keeps a practical and grounded view on implementations and strategic programmes. Martin is delivery focused with a flexible and pragmatic approach, which enables delivery and ensures appropriate structure and governance.View Profile
Business Development Director
Yogi joined MHC in 2019 as Business Development Director. Yogi has over 25 years’ experience working at senior executive level within the Financial Services and Investment Banking sector in New York, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo and Russia. His career has included over 10 years as a Senior Director of KPMG Consultancy Practices and he is a leading expert in all areas of strategy, business development, programme management, service delivery, account management and consultancy.View Profile
Director, Head of Treasury
Simon is a Group Treasurer with 30 years’ experience who, during his career, has developed and re-engineering global Treasury functions to become centres of excellence in Global Financial Institutions.
Simon has successfully managed Global Treasury functions during periods of significant business change and extreme stress events. He has deep knowledge and interpretation of the prudential regulatory framework, and its application within Treasury and the wider business environment.
His advisory experience has been established in working with a range of Financial Institutions to deliver high profile Treasury projects and develop robust Liquidity Risk frameworks, composing, managing and undertaking review and assessments of ILAAP, ICAAP, liquidity contingency plans, liquidity policies, methodologies and calibration of stress testing and modelling.View Profile
Director, Head of Financial Crime
Laurence joined MHC in 2020 as Head of Financial Crime. In addition to being a financial crime subject matter expert, he has also spent many years as a COO and a Programme Manager, leveraging his comprehensive understanding of global banking and markets products, financial and cyber-crime risks and controls, and the UK regulatory environment. This is underpinned by 15 years’ experience in financial services operations management roles.
Recognised for driving transformation across complex business environments in a number Tier 1 banks, Laurence leverages his strategic experience and strong communication skills to guide senior stakeholders and influence decision-makers, to achieve the desired business outcomes. He also has a proven track record of successfully embedding technology and process change into businesses.View Profile
Our Core Values
Our charity work
We encourage staff to support charities close to their hearts and our company and colleagues will always aim to help out with fundraising and an array of other activities.
For many seriously ill babies and children, research is their only hope. That is why MHC actively supports our chosen charity of Sparks and encourages staff to take part in a whole host of activities to raise money for our company charity.
Sparks’ mission is to raise money for child health research projects across the UK, which are funded through a joint programme with GOSH (Great Ormond Street Hospital) Charity. Together, GOSH Charity and Sparks fund more pioneering research to find new ways to diagnose, treat and cure childhood diseases.