iBe expands capabilities and UK footprint with two new Partner hires

iBe, the pan-European financial services advisory firm, has announced that it has hired two new Partners to further expand its financial services capabilities in the UK market. In their new roles, Chris Cardwell and Tony Bernstein will be responsible for building iBe’s capital markets, risk and finance capabilities in the UK.

Prior to joining iBe, Chris Cardwell was Managing Director at BCS Consulting, where he spent 12 years and was instrumental in growing the firm from 19 consultants to 180. At BCS Consulting he worked with a range of financial services clients, including HSBC, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley and Santander. He began his career at Diamond Technology Partners, now owned by PwC.

Previously Vice President and Head of UK Financial Services Consulting at Cognizant, Tony Bernstein also brings a wealth of financial services consulting experience to the iBe team. Tony has over 20 years’ experience as a Partner, having been a Partner in EY’s financial services consulting team and at Diamond Technology Partners. During his time in these roles he worked with several investment banks including Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America and HSBC.

Chris Cardwell, Partner, iBe commented: “iBe has a renowned reputation in the payments and retail banking sectors and is continually challenging the industry status quo when it comes to innovation, and its clients have reaped the rewards. Already on a strong growth trajectory, I look forward to building the iBe business further and replicating the company’s success in the capital markets, risk and finance arenas. The iBe team has an impressive range of experience, expertise and enthusiasm and I am excited to become a part of it.”