David McGee

David McGee

Director People & Productivity Chicago


Applying broad skills including process optimization, labor standards, and scheduling optimization, David works with retail, distribution, and manufacturing organizations to deliver productivity and operational improvements that increase gross profit.

Over the course of his career, David has led teams in optimizing associate utilization, labor scheduling, and initiative viability analyses for large global discount retailers.

David brings a calm demeanor and lighthearted approach to work, with a gift for keeping it fun even in stressful situations. He will always be the one to make sure that the quietest person in the room is heard.

Prior to joining West Monroe, David was an industrial engineer with cabinet manufacturer American Woodmark. He earned a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University and is certified in Maynard Operation Sequence Technique (MOST).

What makes David different

David lives in Chicago with his wife, two daughters, and golden retriever named Gertie. Outside of work, David enjoys traveling with his family to Wisconsin's Door County and Naples, Florida. David is a lifelong Packers fan and avid Formula 1 fan. David has completed two international distance triathlons and the Chicago Marathon. 

Where David makes an impact

David identified duplication of labor in scheduling systems and eliminated operational inefficiencies for a retail pharmacy chain, resulting in more than $100 million in labor savings.

Meet the People & Productivity team