Gareth Goodleser

Gareth Goodleser

Director, Data & Analytics

Gareth Goodleser is a Director at Reference Point with extensive international experience in management consulting, data analytics, and operational risk management in the financial services industry. He has worked on a diverse range of consulting engagements across three continents and has Board-level experience with a multinational insurance carrier. Gareth focuses on delivering end-to-end consulting services, quantitative analysis, and technical subject matter expertise to support clients in driving top-line growth, operational efficiency, and customer centricity. His areas of expertise include strategic growth initiatives, M&A merger integration, and advanced data analytics. In addition, he has supported several mission-critical finance transformation initiatives for leading global banking and insurance firms – partnering with executive teams to define the vision, strategy, business case, delivery model, and change management program.

Prior to joining Reference Point, Gareth spent nearly a decade at multinational consultancy leading global cross-functional teams in a wide array of engagements across corporate strategy, M&A advisory, and operating model redesign. He also helped implement Future-of-Work initiatives designed to modernize operations, optimize the finance function, and accelerate business performance. Gareth was also responsible for leading several workforce planning and Big Data analytics projects based on CFO-approved use cases. At Morgan Stanley Capital International and IBM SPSS, he helped clients operationalize large-scale programs - including establishing data analytics Centers of Excellence to support data-driven strategic, tactical, and operational decision making.

Gareth holds an MBA and undergraduate degrees in Statistics and Actuarial Science. He has experience lecturing Corporate Finance at the post-graduate level and has served as a mentor to Master’s students at Columbia University’s School of Professional Studies.

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