Role changes reflect a renewed commitment to driving measurable results for clients in key industries on their journey to become digital
CHICAGO – West Monroe, a national business and technology consulting firm, today announced the appointment of seven partners to new leadership roles as the firm flexes its management structure to continue serving clients’ growing digital needs and adapt to its own significant growth. Additionally, to increase scale, West Monroe announced the promotions of eight partners.
“As we help clients prepare to be increasingly digital through repeatable offerings, we will need to continue expanding our management team. We look to these leaders to fill critical executive roles and provide leadership for scaling our ability to serve clients and delivering on strategy,” said Doug Armstrong, West Monroe’s chief operating officer.
“Today’s announcements also exemplify our mission to build the next generation of leaders. As these individuals assume new responsibilities, new leadership opportunities open up for other talented partners.”
To better serve clients through increased collaboration and operational efficiency across its U.S. markets, West Monroe named three current members of its executive team to regional leadership roles, responsible for working with office and market leads to achieve strategic goals:
Tom Ewers, managing partner, leads the Central Region, which includes the Minneapolis, Chicago, and Dallas offices. He has been with West Monroe since 2002 and launched the firm’s Minneapolis office in 2013.
Gil Mermelstein, managing partner, leads the East Coast Region, which includes the New York City and Washington, D.C., offices. He joined the firm in 2010 to open the New York City office.
Brian Paulen, managing partner, leads the West Coast Region, which includes the Seattle, San Francisco, and Los Angeles offices. He joined the firm through an acquisition in 2014 and has since served as Seattle office leader.
Dan Belmont, now a managing partner, will lead the Energy & Utilities practice. With three decades of industry experience, he has been instrumental in developing the practice’s size and reputation since joining West Monroe in 2008.
Chris Caulfield, senior partner, will lead the Financial Services practice. He has been part of the practice’s leadership team since joining West Monroe through a 2017 acquisition.
Andrew Gaeckle, senior partner, will lead the Customer Solutions practice. He has been a member of the practice’s leadership team since joining West Monroe through an acquisition in 2015.
Mazen Ghalayini, managing partner, will head the Products & Experiences Lab – West Monroe’s newest practice, focused on digital innovation and leadership. He joined West Monroe in 2004 and previously launched and led the Customer Experience practice.
Michael Amiot, in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice, to managing partner
Jodi Bednar, in the Energy & Utilities practice, to senior partner
Keith Campbell, in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice, to senior partner
Cory Chaplin, in the Technology practice, to managing partner
Kaumil Dalal, in the Technology practice, to senior partner
Scott Fuzer, in the Mergers & Acquisitions practice, to senior partner
Adam Gersting, Dallas office lead, to managing partner
Will Wu, leader of the High-Tech & Software practice and San Francisco office lead, to managing partner
In January, West Monroe announced the Capital & Profits Interest Program, which creates an additional avenue for senior leaders to invest in and benefit from the company’s rapid growth, in addition to their participation in the employee stock ownership plan (ESOP). The firm has designated more than 120 executives as partners.
About West Monroe
West Monroe is a national consulting firm that was born in technology but built for business—partnering with companies in transformative industries to deliver real, measurable results. Technology is who we are, it is not something we bolted on overnight, and we believe it is one of the greatest enablers of business value. That’s why we work in diverse, multidisciplinary teams that blend industry expertise with deep operational and technology capabilities to create quantifiable, financial value for our clients. Our 1,300 employees based in eight offices across the United States also own 100% of our business, so when you partner with us you know we are committed—because your success is our success. Our undeniably different approach breeds undeniable results. Visit WestMonroe.com to learn more.
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