David Skerke

David Skerke

Business Development Director Consumer & Industrial Products Chicago

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A tenacious problem solver, David thrives on distilling complex challenges into achievable value, leveraging West Monroe’s deep industry knowledge and multidisciplinary capabilities—from the front office to the plant floor. His broad professional background and experiences give him a keen understanding of how to productively drive change and effectively advise manufacturers who seek to become more agile, innovative, and efficient. 

He has extensive background in new and emerging technologies including SaaS, IoT, AI, digital transformation, and Cloud platforms. He has a passion for working with clients to achieve and reap the benefits of being a digital organization. 

His breadth of business and technical experience equips him to work effectively with large, multinational corporations and small growth-oriented firms. He brings perspectives based on his work across multiple verticals, including consumer packaged goods, industrial manufacturing, financial services, retail, life sciences, and high-tech.

Prior to joining West Monroe, David spent a decade in manufacturing innovation at Mars, Inc., and held leadership roles in software development and professional services delivery at Adobe Inc. and Accenture. He also created his own SaaS B2B payments solution. He holds a Bachelor of Science degree in electrical engineering from Northern Illinois University and an MBA from DePaul University. David is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and a senior member of the Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers (IEEE).

What makes David different

David’s enthusiasm for innovation and learning extends beyond business problems; he created a new way to manufacture jellybeans at Mars. Outside of work, his diverse hobbies include painting, digital music, electronics, and woodworking. 

Where David makes an impact

David excels at connecting with people and actively supports developing the next generation of leaders.  He leads by example and motivates and empowers individuals and teams to grow personally and professionally, achieve organizational goals, and consistently deliver quality results.

Meet the Consumer & Industrial Products team