A.T. Kearney Adds Leading Risk and Balance Sheet Management Expert to Financial Services Practice

Globally recognized industry leader in helping clients manage and improve profitability

Jan 07, 2016, 09:00 ET from A.T. Kearney

NEW YORK, Jan. 7, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Global management consulting firm A.T. Kearney announced today the appointment of Will Callender, an industry leader in risk management and balance sheet strategies, as a new partner in its Financial Institutions Practice. Callender is highly regarded for his expertise in helping retail, small business, and commercial banks boost profits and improve their governance. He is also a well-recognized and frequently quoted industry analyst, commentator, and author. At A.T. Kearney, Callender will be leading the firm's efforts to help banks and finance companies respond to the challenges and opportunities from evolving regulatory requirements and profitability dynamics.

Callender brings more than 20 years of experience in the financial services industry. He comes to A.T. Kearney from AlixPartners, where most recently he was a managing director. Prior to AlixPartners, Callender was managing vice president and head of the risk management practice at First Manhattan Consulting Group. He earned his bachelor's degree in business administration from the McDonough School of Business at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C.

Callender says, "Financial institutions face real challenges today in identifying and governing profitable growth opportunities inside appropriate risk and regulatory constraints. I am eager to contribute my experience to a seasoned team of financial services experts that have a proven track record of delivering success in revenue growth, digital transformation, efficiency, and operations excellence."

The addition of Callender to A.T. Kearney's Financial Institutions Group in the Americas reflects a strong strategic commitment to using cutting-edge research and strategic thinking to drive clients' business improvement programs. Joe Reifel, A.T. Kearney partner and head of the Financial Institutions Practice, notes: "Banks today are under increasing pressure to not only maintain capital adequacy but also improve their return on those increased capital levels. Will extends the firm's existing core capabilities by supporting our clients in prudent management practices as well as developing a better understanding of true sources of risk-adjusted income across business lines and customer segments."

About A.T. Kearney

A.T. Kearney is a global team of forward-thinking partners that delivers immediate impact and growing advantage for its clients. We are passionate problem solvers who excel in collaborating across borders to co-create and realize elegantly simple, practical, and sustainable results. Since 1926, we have been trusted advisors on the most mission-critical issues to the world's leading organizations across all major industries and service sectors. A.T. Kearney has 61 offices located in major business centers across 40 countries.

To read more about A.T. Kearney's Financial Institutions Practice, please visit: http://www.atkearney.com/financial-institutions

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