The list was compiled by Middle Market Growth editors based on suggestions from members of the Association of Corporate Growth (ACG) dealmaking community, who were asked to nominate professionals who are actively pursuing acquisitions or divestitures on behalf of their organizations, who are well-respected by deal partners and peers, and who have achieved success in their roles.
“I am honored to receive this recognition from Middle Market Growth and ACG, and to also be included on this list with such an outstanding group of professionals and peers,“ said Kern.
With four major acquisitions and a strategic investment from MSD Partners, these past two years have been nothing but transformational for West Monroe and our aggressive growth strategy. I am proud of the role my team has played in expanding our end-to-end digital services capabilities and look forward to continuing this momentum as market demand increases. ”
At West Monroe, Jonathan leads multidisciplinary teams to find and evaluate acquisition targets that provide a good fit with our strategy and culture. Since he joined West Monroe in early 2020, we have completed major acquisitions – including our largest to date – that have added key capabilities in IT strategy, business process outsourcing, strategic sourcing, and data science. Throughout his career, he has worked on acquisitions on six continents. Altogether, his experience includes more than 200 transactions involving public, private, family-owned, and private equity-backed businesses ranging in size from $1 million to $400 million.
Founded in 1954, the ACG has chapters worldwide representing 14,500 members. ACG serves 90,000 investors, executives, lenders and advisers to growing middle-market companies. ACG’s mission is to drive middle-market growth. Middle Market Growth, is the official publication of the Association for Corporate Growth.
View the entire list of this year’s corporate development honorees here.