Atukwe Newell, Managing Director, Americas
Atukwe Newell is a Managing Director with Trascent. In this role, he provides project leadership for initiatives ranging from strategic sourcing to transition support, organizational and performance benchmarking and evaluation. He has more than ten years of industry, outsourcing and advisory experience.
He received a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering, with a concentration in High Technology Entrepreneurship from Stanford University. He also completed the Summer Venture in Management Program at Harvard Business School and has received numerous academic and professional awards.
He is a member of CoreNet Global, the International Facilities Management Association (IFMA) and Building Owners and Management Association (BOMA).
Mr. Newell supported the first-generation sourcing strategy and RFP document development for a Global 100 industrial manufacturing company across 14 regions globally, including more than 1,000 sites. Led the sourcing work stream activities, including an IFM contact assessment, which compared the existing contract terms against market best practices. Developed initial RFP draft documents, incorporating internal standards and practices that were unique to this organization.
He led the FM operational practices benchmarking for a global financial institution’s North America data canters. Responsible for conducting a FM operational assessment for their critical environments and compared against market best practices. This project resulted in the identification of key gaps and a gap analysis, including recommendations to improve the reliability of their critical facilities infrastructure.
Mr. Newell supported the financial benchmarking of a Fortune 100 investment banking institution across their New York office space. Responsible for data collection, activity-based cost allocations, data validation, benchmarking and the identification of key cost drivers. This project resulted in a clear understanding of FM service, delivery costs, cost saving opportunities and key cost drivers.