In support of the firm's growing Canadian operations, Capco, a global business and technology consultancy dedicated solely to the financial services industry, announced today that John Armstrong has been appointed managing partner and co-lead of the firm's Canadian operations.
He will be based in Toronto and will report directly to Tom McKelvey, Global Chief Operating Officer of Capco and the lead of the North American practice.
Along with Ido Gileadi, managing partner and co-lead of the Canadian practice, John Armstrong will support the growing demand in the Canadian market for the firm's business and technology financial services expertise. Additionally, he will be jointly responsible for client management, sales and delivery efforts in Canada, as well as managing the business operations in the region.
Mr. Armstrong joins Capco with over 25 years of experience consulting in the banking, wealth management, and capital markets sectors on high level business strategy and technology planning and operations for a range of global institutions.
Prior to Capco, Mr. Armstrong served in a variety of senior leadership roles over more than a decade at Accenture. Most recently, he was managing director of the firm's Canadian Financial Services (FS) practice, where he was responsible for leading client development and client service delivery. Additionally, Mr Armstrong served as managing partner of Accenture's Management Consulting practice in Canada and was a member of the Canadian Executive Committee. Prior to Accenture, Mr. Armstrong was managing director of Monitor Company in Canada, a prominent strategy consulting firm.
Mr Armstrong said, "I am very pleased to become a part of Capco's impressive growth trajectory during such an exciting and transformative period in the Canadian financial markets. Capco's sole focus on the financial services sector provides the knowledge and experience needed to guide clients through the complex challenges unique to this industry. I look forward to working with the Canadian team to build on the firm's strong growth in the region and to deliver high quality services for our clients."
"We are delighted to have John join Ido in continuing to grow our Canada region and servea region and serve our client's needs, said Mr. McKelvey. "John brings to Capco an impressive track record of client development and a depth of understanding in the financial services industry, that fits well with the unique strategic thinking and solutions that have come to define Capco's delivery for our clients."
Mr. Armstrong serves on the Ontario Task Force on Competitiveness, Productivity and Economic Growth and has written a number of articles on competitiveness and innovation.
In line with Capco's commitment to community involvement, he also serves as a volunteer advisor at MaRS Discovery District, working with entrepreneurs and emerging companies And he is an active supporter of the charitable sector, serving on the Major Individual Gifts Cabinet of the United Way of Toronto and on the board of directors of the United Way of Oakville.
Mr. Armstrong earned his MBA, with High Distinction, from Harvard University, graduating as a George F. Baker Scholar , and a Bachelor of Commerce with Distinction from the University of Toronto. He is also an Institute Certified Director (ICD.D) of the Institute of Corporate Directors in Canada.