VANCOUVER, Feb. 12, 2014 /CNW/ - PwC Canada is pleased to announce the acquisition of Westmark Consulting, a Vancouver-based consulting firm specializing in operational performance services, particularly in the public sector. Westmark Consulting's founders, Haneef Chagani and Jie Feng, will both join PwC's Operations Consulting practice in Vancouver, with Chagani assuming the role of Partner and National Leader, Lean services and Feng assuming a Senior Director position.
The acquisition will allow PwC to meet client demand for Lean Transformation and Operational Excellence services, bringing together Westmark Consulting's Lean Six Sigma Master Black Belt certified professionals with PwC's 30 Lean practitioners across the country. Specifically, PwC will deepen its expertise in accelerated transformations, strategy and development, change management and Operational Excellence program delivery.
"My team and I look forward to bringing our experience in performance improvement for public and private sector organizations to PwC's clients," says Chagani. "We believe this is a great opportunity to combine our specialties with the bench strength and knowledge PwC offers within Canada and globally."
Michel Grillot, National Leader, Operations Consulting at PwC says, "Merging Westmark's expertise with PwC's existing service offerings allows us to build on the reputation and capabilities of two leading consulting firms. We welcome Haneef and Jie and their team to PwC, and believe this acquisition will bring considerable benefit to our existing and potential clients across all industries."
For more information on PwC's Operations Consulting practice, please visit www.pwc.com/ca/en/operations.
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