Elixirr’s organic growth strategy, which includes a commitment to promote from within, will see the firm welcome two more of their own to the partner team, Dan Coral and Rory Farquharson, effective October 2023. Both have been instrumental in the firm’s expansion in the US – which resulted in over 100% growth in FY 21 – and as partners they will continue contributing to the firm’s success worldwide. 

Rory Farquharson

Rory joined Elixirr in 2015 and has since lived and worked in 4 of the firm’s central geographies: Johannesburg, San Francisco, New York and London. He has played a key role in Elixirr’s US growth story, from being the first person there on the ground to helping Elixirr’s US partners grow the team and client base to what it is today. In fact, his success building out the US business contributed to being named one of Consulting Magazine’s Rising Stars of the Profession for 2022. 

Since returning to Europe in early 2022, Rory has been working with one of Elixirr’s key Switzerland-based clients to help deliver a critically important global transformation. His ability to advise clients and get the best from Elixirr’s teams is based on his desire to see others succeed, mentoring young talent just as he has been by others in the firm. As a partner, Rory will continue to focus his energy on growing Elixirr’s client footprint and talent base between London and Switzerland. 

Rory commented:

“I’m delighted to be joining the partner team at Elixirr this year. Since I joined the firm in 2015, we have achieved some incredible things for our clients and our team. Elixirr has profoundly shaped not just my professional journey but my personal one, and as a partner I’m looking forward to positively impacting all those I work with”.

Dan Coral

Dan joined Elixirr in 2021 from Accenture and is currently based out of the firm’s New York office. He has over 12 years of consulting experience, with deep expertise in data strategy and end-to-end strategy development, as well as integration management for complex M&As. Throughout his career, Dan has led large-scale transformational programmes for Fortune 100 companies across telecommunications, media and high-tech sectors, as well as the industrial and manufacturing space.

At Elixirr, Dan has been working with a key US client, driving growth and change throughout the organisation. During his time with the firm, Dan has acted as an advisor, focusing on achieving greater return on investment for his clients and helping cultivate Elixirr’s entrepreneurial and challenger culture to enable his team to deliver value. As a partner, Dan will remain focused on growing the firm in the US market, leading cross-functional, data-driven programmes while developing the future leaders of the firm.

Dan commented:

“It is an honour to be joining the partner team at Elixirr. I joined this firm because I wanted to grow a business that was laser-focused on helping clients achieve their goals. It is a privilege to work with exceptional colleagues across the board. Helping my clients and supporting my team to become top leaders are two things I’m very passionate about and I look forward to doing more of this on the partner team. The US business has immense opportunities for growth and I’m ready to scale it even further in the coming years”.

Elixirr Founder and CEO, Stephen Newton, commented:

“Both Dan and Rory have impressive stories and have helped us achieve real growth in the US market – one which is notoriously complex to enter. I am proud to welcome them into my partner team and see where they help take the firm next. Promoting from within is one of the most important ways we can ensure our unique culture and restless commitment to clients remains as we scale”.

Learn more about the rest of Elixirr’s partner team:

Meet the partners