West Monroe, a Chicago-headquartered management and technology consulting firm, has promoted 13 team members to managing director. The company also announced a new firmwide office leader and new leaders for its LA, Minneapolis, and Seattle offices.
“As our talented people assume new responsibilities, opportunities for yet another generation of leaders emerge. The sheer number of promotions and appointments this year is a direct reflection of the robust growth we’ve experienced,” said Susan Stelter, West Monroe’s chief people officer. “I congratulate this talented group for reaching this well-deserved recognition.”
West Monroe’s new managing directors are:
Jeremy Bruck (mergers and acquisitions) advises buyers and portfolio companies across the deal lifecycle.
Calvin Cheng (product and experience lab) delivers digital solutions to improve customer experience, operational efficiency, and financial performance.
Cameron Cross (technology) helps build data-driven companies through analytics advisory, products, and implementation.
Eric Freshour (operations excellence) leads the firm’s organizational change management team, advising clients on change management, organizational alignment, and value realization strategies in times of transition.
Jon Magin (mergers and acquisitions) leads the Seattle M&A team and works with private equity clients on due diligence and post-close value creation.
Elisabeth Moore leads the firm’s internal strategy function, guiding West Monroe’s organic and inorganic growth.
Brian Pacula (operations excellence) helps clients solve operational, technology, and logistics issues across the supply chain.
Mike Patelski (energy and utilities) works with utilities clients on modernization initiatives that deliver operational efficiency and performance gains.
Christina Powers (technology) leads West Monroe’s cybersecurity for private equity (CAPE) program, helping PE firms and portfolio companies identify and mitigate cyber risks.
Deric Selchow (operations) leads teams focused on financial transformation and created West Monroe’s corporate financial management center of excellence. He joined West Monroe in 2013.
Amy Sparling (internal shared services) leads the firm’s talent acquisition function.
Hubert Selvanathan (high-tech and software) advises companies in the industry on boosting top-line revenue through organic initiatives and acquisitions.
Rich Snipes (technology) provides technology expertise – including IT due diligence and post-merger IT integration – to clients undergoing a merger or acquisition.
West Monroe also announced that Brian Paulen is stepping into the newly created role of managing partner for firmwide office leadership. He will work with office leaders to drive consistency, efficiency, and best practices as the firm scales for new growth.
Paulen joined West Monroe in 2014 and previously served as Seattle office leader.
Succeeding Paulen in the Seattle office leader role is Jerin May, senior partner. Meanwhile, Tom Racciatti, partner, will succeed Tom Ewers as Minneapolis leader. Ewers was recently promoted to chief revenue officer.
Finally, West Monroe announced Jordan Sternlieb, senior partner, as the new leader of its Los Angeles office.
The firm – which has 2,000 people across offices in the US and UK – sold a 50% stake in the company to MSD Partners in October to help fund expansion of digital capabilities. The firm last year acquired Verys and Carbon Five to form the foundation of a digital product development unit.