Armstrong Wolfe Advisors

Our focus is the International COO Community

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Armstrong Wolfe Advisors focus on firms providing financial markets and asset management services to clients, the core of iCOOC’s membership

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Armstrong Wolfe Advisors provide consulting services as well as interim management resources to COOs and their in-firm partners

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Armstrong Wolfe Advisors leadership has proven and deep-rooted expertise in specific subject areas, which is complementary to the use of traditional management consultancies

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Armstrong Wolfe Advisors develop and deploy its resource base of managing director to senior executive director level

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Armstrong Wolfe Advisors engage with the iCOOC membership on the design and development of solutions to address market wide challenges

What we do

Our goal is to provide supplemental management resources to fill immediate skillset needs, whether for new projects, to temporarily replace exiting staff, to provide bridge team management while permanent replacements are found. Our advisors generally have multi-firm experience and will be able to embed rapidly into the operating framework of the firm.

Armstrong Wolfe Advisors bring deep subject matter expertise, as well as proven leadership capabilities to work with iCOOC members. Our advisors have strong track records in the following areas:

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Regulatory program leadership and implementation

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1LoD Controls and Conduct design & embedding

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Crisis Management leadership, process design & implementation

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Target Operating Model Design & implementation

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Business Restructuring

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Structuring and Leading Remediation Efforts

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Turnaround: Distressed Projects and Programs

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Running multi-dimensional internal service provision

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Cost Reviews, Cost Programs Design and Execution

Our commercial constructs vary depending on the engagement.

We generally provide contracts based on:

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Fixed Price

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Retained

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Daily/Hourly Rate

“We are committed to protecting the reputation of Armstrong Wolfe as the trusted partner to the COO community and the individual reputations of our alumni members. We have a responsibility to each other to achieve this by producing results and exceeding client expectations: upon this rests our standing in the industry as a trusted advisor.”

Maurice Evlyn-Bufton, CEO Armstrong Wolfe

Why are we different

Whether you are hiring our advisors for a short-term need or with the possibility of converting temp to perm, you will find our advisors will act as owners, committed to sustainable, long-run solutions. The key is adaption of our knowledge and resource base to your specific organisation and culture, or targeted organisation and culture, by thinking about embedded and controllable solutions from day one. 

In addition to the capabilities listed above our advisors can be deployed for:

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Interim Business or Team Management

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Non-Executive Directorships for Legal Entities

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Mentoring, Coaching, Problem Solving

Armstrong Wolfe manages and develops its global Advisor network on a continuing basis:

To support our iCOOC members needs and our advisors’ career objectives, we operate with an understanding our advisor services are offered on an interim basis – should our clients wish to hire our advisors on a permanent basis, we actively support this transition.

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Advisors are either transitioning between permanent roles or have committed themselves to a second career in an advisory or consulting capacity.

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Advisors are given affiliate individual iCOOC membership, allowing them to attend select forums and symposiums and receive AW articles and periodicals.

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Advisors generally are brought in by invitation or referral, and interviewed for skillset matches with Armstrong Wolfe Advisory’s areas of focus.

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Advisors may also be appointed as Armstrong Wolfe Business Advisors, supporting Armstrong Wolfe’s working groups and other fora, providing content and direction, and participating in product development.

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Our approach to managing and supporting our advisors ensures they are kept relevant and up to date on market demands, subjects, and dynamics.

If you are interested in becoming an Advisor or discuss a Principal opportunity, please complete this form

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iCOOC Membership

Our membership is one degree of separation from the executive. They are the ambassadors of conduct and the ‘COO’ a trademark for innovation, execution and ethical behaviour. They are uniquely positioned to transform financial services, add value to the society of nations and support the global economy.

​iCOOC’s mission is to help them meet this challenge by working better together to build a brighter future for all.