SymphonyIRI Group announced that Andrew Appel has joined the company as president and chief executive officer. As chief operating officer at Aon, Appel developed and implemented a successful revenue growth plan for the company. He also led the team responsible for the $5 billion acquisition of Hewitt, solidifying Aon's leading position in human resource consulting and outsourcing. Prior to joining Aon, Appel was a senior partner at McKinsey & Co., where during a 15-year career, he advised leading global financial institutions on a wide array of operational, strategic and organizational issues. Appel joins SymphonyIRI from Accretive Health, where he was senior vice president of revenue operations. Appel holds a bachelor¿s degree in economics from the UCLA and an MBA from the University of Chicago, where he was the Henry Ford II scholar. He is an active board member at the Joffrey Ballet.
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