David Watschke

David Watschke

Senior Manager Operations Chicago


David is a Senior Manager in West Monroe’s Operations Excellence practice, who specializes in human capital management (“HCM”), HR issues in M&A activity, business transformation and overall project management. David has deep experience advising on human capital related issues participating in over 400 buy/sell side transactions for strategic and private equity buyers/sellers, spanning pre- and post-close due diligence, separation, stand-up, and integration analyses for complex, global deals.

Prior to joining West Monroe, David was a Manager with Ernst and Young’s People Advisory Services team, leading the HR team in a transformation project for a 12,000 employee global chemicals manufacturer. Leading up to that, David helped create  and manage the project management office (“PMO”) during the three-way split of an $85 billion multi-national aerospace and technology company, directing 13 HR workstreams, contracts, programs, processes, and systems/technology for 205,000 employees located in 180 countries. David also spearheaded the organization and tracking of the hiring of +1,000 back office employees for the respective business units across all functions.

Previously in his career, David worked in New York for Alvarez and Marsal and Mercer Consulting. David holds a MBA in finance from the University of Denver.

What makes David different

David is an avid outdoorsman on the weekends, involving himself in hiking, trail running, camping, canoeing and other outdoor activities.

Where David makes an impact

David participated in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Chicago and continues involvement volunteering with other youth programs.

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