Burendo Associate Directors Andrew Adam (centre), Amy De-Balsi and Josh Holdsworth

Andrew Adam has been appointed as a new Associate Director at Leeds-based agile consultancy Burendo to strengthen the firm’s leadership capability to facilitate growth.

He joins Amy De-Balsi and Josh Holdsworth who have been in post since March 2021.

Andrew is tasked with engaging new customers and growing the company’s brand as the global market for agile delivery methods continues to flourish.

A graduate of Huddersfield University, he began his career as Senior Software Engineer at BAE Systems and has worked with major brands including HBOS, Lloyds Banking Group and Equifax.

Andrew joins Burendo from fintech start-up Auden where he was Director of Engineering bringing together new ways for customers to borrow and manage their money.

Burendo, founded in 2018 by Glenn Crossley, Gary Green and Austen Bell, specialises in supporting large organisations and SMEs to improve their agile adoption and delivery processes.

The trio also collaborated to launch the Blended Agile Delivery (BAD) Toolkit, providing open access to agile techniques and processes.

Burendo is forecast to turnover £18 million in the current financial year and recently celebrated the appointment of its 100th team member.

Its growing client list spans multiple industries and countries with the firm’s consultants and coaches using their practical experience to devise a blend of tools and techniques that enable clients to improve their delivery capability.

Glenn Crossley, Burendo Commercial Director, said: “Andrew is an ideal fit for Burendo and an excellent addition to the team.

“He is an innovative digital technology leader with a track record of delivering large scale agile transformation programmes and complex product initiatives.

“Burendo’s global client base is constantly expanding and diversifying. Andrew’s experience of working with geographically dispersed teams is a valuable asset as the company continues its rapid growth trend.”

Andrew Adam said: “In its brief history, Burendo has established a formidable reputation as a vibrant company that invests in its people, is passionate about its work and has high ambitions for clients and team members.

“I am excited by the opportunity to work with Glenn and the leadership team to progress our consultancy model, develop relationships with new customers and raise awareness of the Burendo brand.

“Burendo’s story is still in its infancy and there are many chapters still to be written. I look forward to playing a lead role in what comes next.”

Barry White
Barry White has worked for communications agencies in London and Yorkshire, serving the needs of clients including DLA Piper, Kingfisher, Severn Trent plc, Deloitte, and RSA Security. He is a former senior press officer at Yorkshire Forward and, for 25 years, has provided professional communications advice to local and national politicians in Westminster, Yorkshire and Northern Ireland.