We are delighted to announce the newest addition to our team, Commercial Partner, Tom Hutchings. With over a decade of experience working in financial services consulting, and with a wide network across the market and financial institutions, Tom will be responsible for developing and maintaining key relationships across new and existing clients.  

At NextWave, we value people and client excellence above all else. Our commitment to sustained success drives every interaction with colleagues, clients, and partners, fostering mutual growth and achievement.

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Tom has spent the last ten years working with leading financial institutions across the market to deliver high value consulting solutions. He previously worked with a number of boutique management consultancies including Bailrigg and S&H Consulting.

Tom commented:

“I am excited to be joining NextWave, a dynamic firm at the forefront of innovation and transformation within the industry. NextWave is a Consultancy I have closely followed over the last few years and I have been immensely impressed with their cutting-edge service offering, solution partners and genuine people-first approach. I’m excited to contribute to the growth of the business, working with a team of exceptional professionals, and I look forward to assisting our clients in driving forward their digital agenda.”

Tom's knowledge spans both buy and sell-side firms across business, technology and regulatory transformation, and he will collaborate with the wider Partners and Practice leads to drive digital acceleration, leverage data and solve complex transformation issues. Tom is passionate about providing clients with high-quality, tangible outcomes that lead to lasting relationships. 

Tony Clark, CEO of NextWave Consulting, stated: 

"I am thrilled to welcome Tom to our team. His role will be pivotal in fostering client relationships and driving growth, efficiency, and digital acceleration for our clients. Tom’s expertise and dedication to expand our reach and innovate the industry landscape is a great addition to the business. Together with our agile approach and top-tier technology partners, we are primed to deliver further innovation and success to both new and existing clients."

Charles Rustin, Founding Commercial Partner and Chief Growth Officer, added: 

“Collaborating with Tom is an exciting opportunity to steer our company to new heights. Having worked successfully with Tom in the past, his arrival marks a pivotal moment in our journey as we embark on the next stage of the NextWave journey to further enrich our strategic alliances and empower clients to thrive. Together, we'll forge impactful relationships, leveraging our collective expertise to drive transformative efficiencies and unlock the potential for accelerated growth for our clients, strategic partners and stakeholders."

Tom will be helping to develop key client and partner relationships, working under Charles' strategic guidance, as NextWave continues its rapid expansion. His focus will be helping our clients to accelerate their growth whilst improving efficiency, regulatory compliance and controls.

Meet Tom:

What attracted you to NextWave? 

Several reasons. Firstly, their technology solutions are truly embedded as part of delivering business outcomes and continuously evolving. NextWave is positioned perfectly for advising and supporting clients to use these cutting-edge technology platforms effectively and enable large-scale transformation.  Secondly, the people. Having worked with Charles Rustin (CGO) previously and knowing of Tony Clark, Iain Ivey and a number of the Partner team, it was clear that there is real-world expertise to add to the cutting-edge technology solutions. Finally, the vision of the firm "to be the leading digital acceleration consultancy in financial services" is too exciting to not want to be part of!

What has been your career highlight so far? 

A real highlight for me is helping grow a previous firm from 45 consultants to 100 consultants over a couple of years. 

How will you work with NextWave Americas?

NextWave Americas is a hugely exciting proposition, to be able to leverage the solution partners, proven case studies and Partner expertise we have across such a large market is a great opportunity. I'm also excited to work with the US leadership team, Natalie Behan and Ken Young.

Where can we find you when you’re not in the office? 

Most of the time you will either find me playing with my young family, cooking over fire or tending to my kitchen garden. All very rock and roll!  

If you are a client who is interested in connecting with Tom, or would like to learn more about working with NextWave, please feel free to reach out at tom.hutchings@nxwave.co.uk and connect with him on LinkedIn.

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Maya Kokerov
Post by Maya Kokerov
March 4, 2024
Maya is NextWave's Digital Marketing Lead. She is a published journalist with two first-class degrees from Warwick and LSE. She has experience in copywriting, website design, pr and marketing across industries including fintech, agritech, nanotechnology and sustainability.