Tuesday, December 18, 2007

Branch to Lead Deloitte's Atlanta Practice

Some details about the new head of Deloitte's Atlanta/Birmingham practice, J. Bradford Branch. He's succeeding Guy Budinscak, who's been named vice chairman and senior advisory partner.

A 30-year veteran of Deloitte, Branch was the regional managing director for Deloitte Consulting in the Southeast region and managing director of Deloitte Consulting's Atlanta office.

Since joining the firm in Atlanta in 1978, Branch worked with clients in the telecommunications and utility industries, and helped create the firm's telecommunications and media practice. In 1998 he became the European practice director for Deloitte Consulting's telecommunications and media practice. By 2000, he was the its s global practice director. He returned to the U.S. in 2004 to take up his posts in Atlanta.

He received his undergraduate degree from the University of North Carolina, and his MBA from UNC's Keenan-Flagler Business School. He's involved with several community organizations in Atlanta, including the Woodruff Arts Center and the High Museum of Art. He's also a Teaching Fellow on strategy, economy and public policy matters at the London Business School.

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