May 4, 2018 | Press Release

EY Announces Kevin McCarty of West Monroe Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Midwest

EY Announces Kevin McCarty of West Monroe Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award Finalist in the Midwest

CHICAGO – EY announced that Kevin McCarty, president and CEO of West Monroe Partners, is a finalist for the Entrepreneur Of The Year® 2018 Award in the Midwest. The awards program recognizes entrepreneurs who are excelling in areas such as innovation, financial performance and personal commitment to their businesses and communities. McCarty was nominated by a sponsoring firm of the award program and subsequently selected as a finalist by a panel of independent judges. Award winners will be announced at a black-tie gala on June 13 at Navy Pier Grand Ballroom in Chicago.  

In 2002, McCarty co-founded West Monroe and, serving as president and CEO, he leads the firm of more than 950 professionals in 10 offices across the United States. He also continues to serve clients embarking on large-scale transformational initiatives as well as clients pursuing mergers and acquisitions.

“Sixteen years ago, we met at Miller’s Pub in Chicago to design a vision for our own consulting firm. It has been a privilege to live the ultimate dream of an entrepreneur—creating jobs, building the next generation of leaders, collaborating with innovative clients, and making a difference in our communities,” McCarty said. “I am honored to be a finalist for this prestigious award and hope that our story—along with the stories of my fellow nominees—will inspire future entrepreneurs.”

Throughout his career, McCarty has led innovative projects for some of the largest global companies and upper middle-market challengers, as well as mission-driven and non-profit associations. Kevin also has been at the forefront of innovation in the industry, having played an instrumental role in creating a unique and recognized specialty in IT and operational due diligence for mergers and acquisitions. Over the past decade, West Monroe has applied this expertise in more than 2,000 deals for hundreds of strategic and financial buyers representing $100+ billion in transaction value.

Prior to assuming the role of president in 2012, Kevin served as managing director of West Monroe’s Chicago office and also provided oversight for all of the office’s industry teams. He is a board member of HFS Chicago scholars, a member of the Forbes Technology Council, and The Chicago Club.

“I’ve known Kevin for more than 20 years and watched firsthand his dedication to building and growing West Monroe into the dynamic and thriving organization it is today. Celebrating those who build and lead successful, growing, and dynamic businesses, Kevin clearly embodies this coveted accolade,” said Susan Stelter, chief people officer of West Monroe. 

Now in its 32nd year, the Entrepreneur Of The Year program has expanded to recognize business leaders in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries throughout the world. 

Regional award winners are eligible for consideration for the Entrepreneur Of The Year National competition. Award winners in several national categories, as well as the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Overall Award winner, will be announced at the Entrepreneur Of The Year National Awards gala in Palm Springs, California, on November 17, 2018. The awards are the culminating event of the Strategic Growth Forum®, the nation’s most prestigious gathering of high-growth, market-leading companies.

About Entrepreneur Of The Year®

Entrepreneur Of The Year®, founded by EY, is the world’s most prestigious business awards program for entrepreneurs, chosen from an independent panel of judges including entrepreneurs and prominent leaders from business, finance, and the local community. The program makes a difference through the way it encourages entrepreneurial activity among those with potential and recognizes the contribution of people who inspire others with their vision, leadership and achievement. As the first and only truly global awards program of its kind, Entrepreneur Of The Year celebrates those who are building and leading successful, growing and dynamic businesses, recognizing them through regional, national and global awards programs in more than 145 cities and more than 60 countries.

About West Monroe

West Monroe is a national business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate their businesses at peak performance. Our team of more than 950 professionals is comprised of an uncommon blend of business consultants and deep technologists. This unique combination of expertise enables us to design, develop, implement, and run strategic business and technology solutions that yield a dramatic commercial impact on our clients’ profitability and performance. For more information, visit

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