April Wirtz

Managing Director – Strategy & Consulting, Communications & Media – North America, Accenture

April Wirtz

Speaker Bio


April is passionate about working with executives in the communications, media, and technology industry to transform their businesses. As a Managing Director in Accenture Strategy, April works daily with clients and Accenture teams to both establish the transformation agenda and vision, but also specializes in how to make that vision a reality by leveraging new capabilities and ways of working.


 


April joined Accenture Strategy after receiving her MBA from NYU Stern School of Business. At Accenture Strategy, she quickly honed her skills in the communications, media, technology industry and in operating model design. She has several leadership positions within Accenture, she is the NE region client group lead for the Communications, Media, Technology Strategy & Consulting practice, and the Growth & Strategy lead for Accenture’s Communications and Media NA. In these roles she is accountable for Accenture’s go-to-market success with their clients and bringing the best of Accenture’s thinking in the industry space to the market.


 


Throughout the course of her career, April has established an active voice in the industry publishing multiple white papers and thought leadership pieces. Her most recent, “Reset. Reinvent. Rebound.”, discusses the changing landscape for communications providers and outlines five value plays for how they can combat the shifting industry landscape to come out on top.


 


In addition to a relentless focus on creating lasting client relationships to achieve their strategic goals, April creates an internal environment at Accenture focused on inclusiveness, teamwork, and fun. April conducts standing mentorship sessions with Accenture’s next generation of leaders, many of whom are women and under-represented minorities. She prides herself in building teams and environments that are diverse   and supportive where team members thrive and take pride in their work and accomplishments. April is active with the Girls Who Code organization and is a long-standing supporter to women’s health non-profits.


 


April grew up in a small town in Wyoming and credits her childhood for creating a lasting love for being active in the outdoors – skiing, scuba diving, hiking, wildlife watching. She lives in NYC with her husband Evan and they have a passion for traveling the world together and exploring any new experience.