We are delighted to announce that Chris Weiss will be joining our Partner team, effective January 2021. Having joined Elixirr as a Manager in 2017, Chris’ swift ascension reinforces our commitment to rewarding talent and supporting our people as they progress through the firm.
Chris has been instrumental to the growth of our financial services capabilities, and key to the development of our innovation ecosystem in South Africa. Having joined the firm with 10 years previous consulting and industry experience, including roles at Standard Bank and Deloitte, Chris has brought a broad range of expertise to the team. This has ranged from strategy and organisation design, to the delivery of innovative customer-centric value propositions. As Partner, Chris will continue to strengthen our startup ecosystem and expand our global financial services practice within South Africa.
On his appointment, Chris said:
“I am extremely excited to continue working with our fantastic clients both in South Africa and across the world. Over the last three years I have had the honour of working with some of the smartest and most dedicated people to help our clients address some of their most difficult and pressing challenges. I’m thrilled to be taking up my new role during a particularly exciting chapter in Elixirr’s history. And I can’t wait to work closely with our entire team to ensure that we continue delivering the very best results for our clients and building a world-leading consulting firm.”
Stephen Newton, Elixirr’s Founder & CEO, commented:
“I am thrilled to Welcome Chris to our Partner team. Having joined us only three years ago as Manager, his growth story exemplifies how we develop our people and seek to promote from within. Chris has accelerated the expansion of Elixirr in South Africa, and I am incredibly excited to see how he continues to drive growth for our firm. Welcome to the team Chris!”
Chris’ appointment comes at an exciting time for Elixirr, following the release of our first set of interim results. We are excited to see what the coming months hold as we pursue our organic and inorganic growth plans.