Adam Welsh

Adam Welsh

Partner Healthcare & Life Sciences Chicago


Scientific and domain technologies are leading transformation across the health and life sciences sector. Adam is at the center of this evolution. He has led multiple enterprise-wide solution initiatives, including the first-ever laboratory information management system (LIMS) for the US Food and Drug Administration—a five-year transformation. 

Over the course of his career, Adam has delivered value for large pharmaceutical companies, healthcare providers, health plans, and government agencies, including: the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention; the Department of Defense; the Food and Drug Administration; the Administration for Children and Families; the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality; the National Cancer Institute; and the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease.

He has spent most of his career working with chief information/informatics officers, regulatory/compliance leaders, and chief medical officers in areas spanning laboratory systems to enterprise technology strategy.

His experience includes managing molecular biology laboratories in both academic and private sector environments, with roles ranging from conducting bench science through managing large teams comprised of doctoral and medical researchers. 

Prior to joining West Monroe in 2022, Adam was an executive with Dovel Technologies. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Vermont and an MBA in finance and strategy from Babson College – Franklin W. Olin School of Business. 


What makes Adam different

Born and raised in Canada, Adam was a Division I ski racer for the University of Vermont, which won the NCAA championship his freshman year. He enjoys snowboarding, mountain biking, and Muay Thai and mixed martial arts. He has been a volunteer Muay Thai coach for young athletes for the past 15 years.

Where Adam makes an impact

Adam has a lifelong passion for mentoring and coaching in both the workplace and personal life. 

He is a recognized thought leader across the health/life science IT and patient safety domains and has served on several national committees and boards, including the Maryland Technology Council Board, the Consumers Advancing Patient Safety Founding Advisory Board, and the Health Information Systems Society Government Relations Round Table. He is a founding member of the National Health IT Collaborative for the Underserved.

Meet the Healthcare & Life Sciences team