Kirsten Lentz

Kirsten Lentz

Director Mergers & Acquisitions Chicago


Kirsten’s extensive carveout and merger integration experience helps her clients navigate around the risks and accelerate the rewards. She led a complex diligence and execution project for a fresh food manufacturer—and the expedited separation and plant consolidation saved $1.6 million in transition costs. The project’s high complexity and success earned a “Deal of the Year” award from M&A Advisor.

From advising on more than 50 transactions, she has built extensive skills in pre-close IT and operations due diligence, post-close execution, enterprise resource planning (ERP) assessments, and business process design during transactions. She focuses on applying this expertise in the consumer & industrial products and manufacturing and distribution industries.  

She joined West Monroe from Deloitte Consulting, where she managed numerous sales-facing work streams for SAP ERP initiatives. She has a degree in finance, supply chain management, and technology management from Indiana University.

What makes Kirsten different

She is a burgeoning gardener with more than 50 houseplants in her collection. When she isn’t tending to her “crop,” she may be out exploring new restaurants and street festivals in Chicago—or even farther afield. She enjoys traveling, especially to Portugal or German-speaking countries, where she can practice her language skills.

Where Kirsten makes an impact

A natural team builder, she started the Women in M&A group within West Monroe, with the goal of increasing the representation of women on the team by focusing on recruiting, retention, and development. She also started and co-leads a leadership team for principals, architects and managers in the Chicago office. The group serves as a sounding board for office leadership and promotes multi-disciplinary collaboration. 

She has a passion for recruiting and training and participates actively in developing and leading training sessions for experienced and campus hires. 

Meet the Mergers & Acquisitions team