Kevin Rooney

Kevin Rooney

Chief Information Officer & CAO Corporate



Kevin believes that the most successful organizations are data driven and people led—and that investing in growth for people is a sure path to creating value for our clients.

As chief information officer & CAO, Kevin oversees many of our shared service teams, including HR operations and benefits administration, real estate and facilities, travel, enterprise project management office, and more. Under Kevin’s leadership, these teams work tirelessly to ensure our consultants on the front line can fully focus on client needs today, while making their own impact on the firm by providing the specialized expertise required to support the firm’s aggressive future growth.

Kevin draws on his diverse background in startups, insurance, and consulting – serving in various C-level roles including CIO and Chief Strategy Officer – to help the firm continue its rapid growth while maintaining a people-first culture. He ensures the firm takes a disciplined approach to improving processes and technology while maintaining the aspects that makes West Monroe unique: its mission, values, operating norms, and the way we recognize and reward our people.

Before joining West Monroe, Kevin was an executive partner at Gartner. He earned a bachelor’s degree from the University of Notre Dame.


What makes Kevin different

“Yes, and…” is a well-known approach in improv, and it’s also one Kevin applies in business. He uses this style of thinking to connect people with ideas to reshape them into something new. A competitive volleyball player, Kevin also coaches boys and girls high school volleyball for the Chicago Waldorf School. Kevin is a devoted husband and father of two.

Where Kevin makes an impact

Kevin spent eight years on the board of SIM Chicago, the premier CIO networking group, including roles as president and chairman. While serving on the board of the Chicago Waldorf School, Kevin helped lead a financial transformation that resulted in the school’s purchase of its own building.

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