Byron Spruell is Global Managing Director of the Financial Advisory practice for Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu Limited (DTTL). He chairs the Global Financial Advisory Executive Committee, and is a member of the DTTL leadership team. Mr. Spruell is responsible for leading the 8,500 person practice, which, spanning nearly 150 countries, provides highly specialized advisory solutions for companies facing critical business events where significant value is at stake. He is based in New York City.
Prior to being named Managing Director - Global Financial Advisory, Mr. Spruell served as a Managing Principal of Deloitte LLP, acting as Chief of Staff to the former U.S. CEO and current global CEO Barry Salzberg. In this capacity, Mr. Spruell was involved in operations, communications, strategy, regulatory/policy, talent, and clients/markets matters for the U.S. member firm.
With more than twenty-two years of experience in professional services, Mr. Spruell also held the role of Midwest Regional Managing Principal for Deloitte Financial Advisory Services LLP. He specializes in dispute/litigation consulting, business insurance consulting and complex damage claims analysis. As such, Mr. Spruell provides expert witness testimony and expert related services in litigation, arbitration and mediation matters across a number of industries.
While at Notre Dame, Spruell earned four monograms in football from 1984-87 as an offensive lineman, serving as co-captain of the 1987 team under head coach Lou Holtz. During his career, Spruell received several forms of recognition for his on the field and off the field performance. He was a two-time winner of the Toyota Leadership Award (1986, 1987), garnered Academic All-American honorable mention accolades in 1987, and earned a Ford Foundation post-graduate scholarship in 1988.
Spruell received his bachelor's degree in mechanical engineering from the University in 1987 and became a Double Domer after earning his MBA from Notre Dame in 1989.
He has written several articles and often speaks on topics regarding business disputes and the quantification of economic damages. He also serves as a speaker at numerous industry conferences, firm recruiting events and diversity functions. He is a member of the Institute of Management Consultants and the National Black MBA Association.
Byron has served on a number of boards and committees in the communities in which he and his family have resided including The Salvation Army, the Center for Houston's Future, Houston 2012 Foundation, the Notre Dame Club of Houston and the Houston Center Club's Athletic Committee. He currently serves on the boards of Metropolitan Family Services in Chicago and the Jackie Robinson Foundation in New York. He is also active in various organizations and charity events including the United Way, Junior Achievement and College Summit.
Byron and his wife Sedra reside in Warren, N.J., and have two children: Devyn and Aleah.