Business advisory firm Quantuma has promoted both marketing expert, Marie Wadeson and restructuring specialist, Simon Campbell to the position of Partner.
Marie joined the firm as head of marketing in 2016. She has more than 15 years’ experience in senior positions, including eight years at global accounting and audit firm Mazars where she was responsible for national marketing activities and stakeholder management.
During her time at Quantuma, Marie has been responsible for driving the growth of the business through setting and delivering the firm-wide corporate marketing strategy and overseeing strategic business development activity. Marie will continue to lead the growing marketing team through Quantuma’s next stage of growth in the UK and overseas.
Simon has taken up the role of partner in Quantuma’s Southampton office, where he will work alongside existing partners, Andrew Watling and David Meany to bolster the firm’s presence in the South. He has spent four years at Quantuma as a director, specialising in restructuring, insolvency and corporate recovery.
Prior to joining Quantuma, Simon held positions at Grant Thornton and, most recently, he spent almost 10 years in senior positions at a boutique restructuring firm. His sector expertise includes technology, property, logistics, agriculture and professional and business services.
Marie Wadeson, partner at Quantuma, said: “In the professional services sector, it is less common for those in non-fee earning roles to secure partnership roles, so this promotion is a real achievement for me personally.
“Quantuma is a people-led business that is not afraid to break with convention, and I am looking forward to continuing to develop our challenger brand as we grow at a rapid rate, both in the UK and in strategic overseas markets.”
Simon Campbell, partner at Quantuma, said: “I am delighted to have been admitted to the partnership at such a unique firm. I have enjoyed being part of Quantuma’s stella growth since I joined four years ago, and I am looking forward to working with Andrew Watling and David Meany to further develop the firm’s presence on the south coast and beyond.”
Carl Jackson, managing partner of Quantuma, said: “There is nothing that gives me greater pleasure than to develop our homegrown talent through to partnership. Over the last few years, Simon has secured and delivered some outstanding returns for stakeholders and investors on a range of challenging and complex real estate instructions and has developed a real niche in acting for investors in failed property schemes.
“Marie is an invaluable member of the team. She has been critical in the growth of the entire business through the marketing and business development functions, as well as building a strong in-house marketing team. She has spearheaded the communication of our recent overseas expansion into Cyprus and Mauritius, as well as several important acquisitions in the UK.”
Founded in 2013 by Carl Jackson, Quantuma has grown to become a £25m practice employing 250 staff. Headquartered in London, the company has a strong presence in the South of England, with locations in Southampton, Marlow, Watford, Brighton, Scotland and Bristol.
These promotions follow significant geographical expansion in the last 18 months for Quantuma. In April 2019, the firm merged with Kingsland Business Recovery, which saw it take over offices in Bradford, Birmingham and Nottingham. Quantuma also expanded internationally with new offices in Cyprus and Mauritius. It recently merged with WRI Associates in Glasgow to mark its first presence in Scotland office, and acquired Bell Advisory in Manchester.