Pierre Buhler, Co-Founder

Pierre is a co-founder of CKM. He has more than 20 years of experience working both as a line manager and a consultant in several industries, especially financial services, consumer goods and retail. His areas of expertise include digital analytics, technology and operations, cost containment, strategic sourcing, large-scale outsourcing/off-shoring, and organizational/business line restructuring.

Prior to joining CKM, Pierre worked with Alix Partners as a Managing Director. His earlier experience includes launching Mitchell Madison Group in New York, an advisory firm specializing in business sourcing and outsourcing. Before that, he was a partner with Deloitte Consulting and the head of procurement and corporate services with Chase Manhattan Bank. Pierre also worked in Private Equity for Charterhouse in London.

Pierre holds an MBA from INSEAD, Fontainebleau, and a BS degree in political science from IEP Strasbourg, France.

Curtis Morikawa, Co-Founder

Curtis is a co-founder of CKM. He has more than 25 years working as a consultant and line manager. As a consultant, Curtis has served financial institutions, investment, and asset management companies in addressing legal, regulatory, organizational, and operational issues. His areas of experience include digital analytics, re-engineering, organization design, procurement and cost reduction.

Prior to joining CKM, Curtis served as the Managing Partner of OC&C Strategy Consultants' New York office and was a founding Partner of the Mitchell Madison Group. He has also managed a securities operations division of a merchant bank with responsibilities for securities transfer, shareholder relations and compliance.

Curtis received an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania and a BS in applied mathematics from Brown University.

Nicholas Hartman, Head of Solutions

Nick is Head of Solutions at CKM where he leads engagements in the firm’s IT and data analytics practice with a particular focus on developing and implementing new ways of leveraging company data to drive performance improvement. Recent highlights from relevant engagements include:

  • Leveraging comprehensive process mining and data analytics to identify performance improvement opportunities within the internal processes of a global financial services firm
  • Sourcing and implementing matter management and eBilling infrastructure for a global financial services firm
  • Sourcing and implementing the outsourcing of datacenter infrastructure for a global insurance firm

Nick holds a PhD in Biochemistry from the University of Cambridge, where he was a Marshall Scholar, and a BS in Chemistry from Penn State University.