TWG’s Chris Eben becomes CEO, Andrés Aquino executive chair


TWG has made changes to its executive team, with Chris Eben taking on the role of CEO and Andrés Aquino assuming the role of executive chair.

Eben and Aquino have co-led TWG as managing partners for the past eight years. The two divided responsibilities between things like handling sales and delivery, to acting as heads of finance on separate mandates.

TWG’s goal is to build a $100 million global consultancy.

In an email to staff from Alisha Patel, VP of finance and human resources at TWG, explained that Eben is moving into the CEO role to execute on a new three-year strategic vision for the company. All teams, including finance, HR, sales, and marketing will report to Eben, who will be responsible for allowing the company to reach its financial objectives.

Some of the company’s priorities include improving day-to-day operations, and “become more sophisticated about spotting trends and building a solid plan on which ones to lean into and which ones to avoid,” Patel said.

Aquino will lead the board of directors and act as a strategic member of the executive team. He will also work with Eben and founding partners Jack Neto and Dominic Bortolussi to build a board that includes independent members with expertise in scaling companies. This includes experience operating large professional services business, establishing effective governance model, and finding new opportunities in the USA and other key industries.

In the email, Patel said that TWG’s goal is to build a $100 million global consultancy.

“In the almost five years that I’ve worked with these two, it has been a pleasure to witness how they lead in good times, tricky times, and urgent times,” said Patel. “Throughout the ebbs and flows of growing a business like this from $5 million to $20 milion, they have shown up with a commitment to lead with their heads and hearts.”

“From the earliest days at TWG, the promise was to continually strive to make TWG the best place in the world to learn, create and grow,” said Dominic Bortolussi, TWG’s founder. “By giving Chris and Andres a higher level strategic mandate, and opening up new space and responsibilities for the next generation of leaders, we’re living up to that promise, and continue to blaze [a] trail as a leading technology consultancy and execution firm in Canada and the world.”

This is the second major executive change in under two years for TWG. In January 2018, TWG announced that its former VP of engineering Derek Watson would move into the CTO role, while Patel moved into her VP role after joining in 2015 to lead HR and admin work at the company. Tom Walsham took on the new role of VP of product, and Rob Domagala moved from director of strategy and new business to GM of ecommerce, websites, and branding.

Jessica Galang

Jessica Galang

Freelance tech writer. Former BetaKit News Editor.

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