Partners in Performance appoints Brian Dethloff and David Budd

19 October 2023 2 min. read
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Highlighting its global outlook, Sydney-based consultancy Partners in Performance has promoted Brian Dethloff and David Budd to its partnership, both who have spent time with the firm in multiple regions.

Australian-origin international management consultancy Partners in Performance has promoted two new partners, the pair having swapped regions with each other during their time at the firm.

David Budd becomes a partner in Melbourne after having joined Partners in Performance in Toronto, while fellow partnership appointee Brian Dethloff is now based in Texas after recently spending time with the firm in Brisbane.

Partners in Performance appoints Brian Dethloff and David Budd

A Texas A&M University graduate in Economics with a complementary MBA from the University of Michigan, Brian Dethloff first joined Partners in Performance in Dallas in 2015 before transferring to the firm’s Brisbane office for a three-year stint to mid-2020. Taking time out to found his own organisational software development company, and returning to the US, Dethloff rejoined PiP at the start of last year.

A specialist in business improvement, organisational design and change management advisory with experience across many industries and on three continents, Dethloff said on becoming a partner; “I love to help clients find practical solutions to their problems that can be tracked through to completion.”

David Budd meanwhile joined Partners in Performance as a senior associate in Canada at the end of 2013, having spent the previous six years between the Toronto offices of Monitor Deloitte and Ernst & Young. Budd later transferred with Partners in Performance to Australia, serving as digital practice lead for A/NZ and Southeast Asia and now in the area of environmental sustainability and energy transformation.

“As we enter the era of ‘global boiling’, there are significant economic opportunities to reduce emissions. It is an exciting time to help accelerate the deployment of the abundant green capital that is available,” Budd stated on his appointment to partner, adding that his advice for being a great consultant was to “challenge the status quo with confidence, but also be open-minded and listen well.”

In addition to energy transition, Partners in Performance provides a range of services to its large number of clients operating in asset-heavy sectors such as mining, natural resources, chemicals, oil & gas, and utilities. Recently, the firm struck a partnership with Dutch predictive maintenance outfit Samotics, and has been named to the AFR’s most innovative companies list for the past two years.