Kevin McCarty

Kevin McCarty

Chairman & CEO Corporate


Kevin co-founded West Monroe in 2002 as a technology consulting firm designed to deliver tangible business value for clients. It’s why we say we are born in tech but built for business: technology has been in our DNA from the start, and this was part of Kevin’s founding vision of the firm. Today, under Kevin’s leadership, West Monroe’s success is based on our experienced, multidisciplinary teams that combine the industry, technology, and operational know-how our clients need to transform how they do business—and make it stick.

As chairman and CEO of West Monroe, Kevin is laser-focused on ensuring our teams are empowered to deliver measurable financial value to our clients in excess of fees charged. Kevin is highly tuned into the needs of our clients. Those satisfaction surveys we send? Kevin personally reviews each one and dedicates time to reach out to clients directly to understand their feedback and apply learnings from it.

Kevin is a big-picture visionary and has guided the firm’s journey from its humble beginnings to our emergence as one of the most progressive, people-first firms in our industry. He cultivates an enthusiastic challenger mindset, constantly reminding our people that we can always care more, do more, and deliver better results – every day, for every client, on every project.

Kevin received EY's Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the business services category in the Midwest. In 2013, Consulting Magazine recognized Kevin as one of its Top 25 Consultants in the “Excellence in Leadership” category. Before co-founding West Monroe, Kevin was senior manager and director of Pervasive Computing, Wireless, and Infrastructure for Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting practice.

What makes Kevin different

Kevin remains personally dedicated to the firm’s mission to build the next generation of leaders: always hungry for the latest information on business trends and leadership practices, Kevin is fulfilled by sharing this information with our people to help them grow. Outside the office, Kevin re-energizes by spending time with his family of 4. The McCartys enjoy boating, exploring lakes and islands, escaping to Napa, and attending live concerts. Kevin’s top bucket list item is to complete The Great Loop, a legendary boating journey.

Where Kevin makes an impact

In addition to shepherding nearly 30% average growth of the firm year over year since inception, Kevin continues to serve clients, embarking on large-scale transformational initiatives. In addition, he volunteers as a Board Member with HFS Chicago Scholars, which helps economically disadvantaged Chicago high school students flourish in and out of the classroom. He is also a member of the Fortune CEO Council, the Economic Club of Chicago, and Commercial Club of Chicago.


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