Mike Patelski

Mike Patelski

Director Energy & Utilities Chicago

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Change is always demanding – particularly the type taking place in the utility industry, where transformational modernization programs require every part of the organization to connect and work in new ways. This is where Mike steps in. He strategically launches complex modernization initiatives and meticulously keeps them on track and primed to deliver operational efficiency and performance benefits.

Over the past decade, he has honed essential skills for managing complex programs and change in a way that keeps all eyes focused on value. This includes deep experience with advanced technologies and the formulation of best practices informed by real-world lessons learned in areas such as program leadership and project management, business case development, business process design, change management, system integration, and financial management and reporting.

Mike has been a part of West Monroe since earning a bachelor’s degree in electrical engineering from the Milwaukee School of Engineering. He is a Professional Engineer and Project Management Professional.

What makes Mike different

He enjoys being outdoors – whether that is playing with his two sons, running, or hiking. He has hiked the Inca Trail to Machu Picchu. Closer to home, he and his wife (a former West Monroe employee) enjoy the Morton Arboretum for family hikes.

Where Mike makes an impact

In addition to managing complex transformations within utility operations, Mike also understands the importance of engaging utility employees and customers in change. He has helped clients advance their modernization programs through clear, strategic, and pragmatic organizational change management.

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