West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, today announced that Mark Huson has joined the firm as a director, based in Seattle, and co-leader of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice in the Pacific Northwest. Huson has more than 18 years of consulting experience, with expertise in organic and inorganic growth strategies, strategic and financial diligence, and merger integration for leading organizations in the Americas, Europe, Asia and Africa.
“Mark is an accomplished consultant and a proven practice leader with the right blend of functional, industry, and technology expertise necessary to tackle the complexities of a merger, acquisition or other transaction,” said Brian Paulen, managing director and leader of West Monroe’s Seattle office. “His track record for driving transaction value is exemplary, and he brings valuable strategic and tactical experience to our clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”
Mark joins West Monroe from PwC Advisory in Seattle, where he worked with both private equity and strategic buyers on engagements ranging from diligence to post-deal integration planning, execution and optimization. His experience includes work with companies in an array of industries, including technology, communications, banking, insurance, healthcare, consumer goods, retail, hospitality, mining, aerospace, and transportation.
“This is an exciting time to be helping organizations evaluate, pursue and execute transactions as a path to growth and differentiation,” said Huson. “West Monroe has distinguished itself as a firm that is able to support organizations from deal evaluation and integration strategy to execution and beyond. I look forward to lending my experience and also continuing to refine my skills as part of our accomplished team.”
Prior to joining PwC, Mark was a vice president at Kaiser Associates in Washington, DC, and Seattle where he led the firm’s US Technology & Communications practice and founded its Seattle office. He was also previously an associate in the Financial Services practice at Booz Allen & Hamilton and began his career with Andersen Consulting’s Financial Services practice in San Francisco. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Commerce from Santa Clara University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Georgetown University.