West Monroe Partners, a North American business and technology consultancy, today announced that Tom Racciatti has joined the firm as a senior manager in the Mergers and Acquisitions practice, based in Minneapolis. The practice advises strategic and financial buyers on all operational and technology aspects of the merger and acquisition process, from acquisition readiness and due diligence to post-close execution and operational improvement.
Racciatti’s areas of expertise include manufacturing and distribution strategy, merger and acquisition planning, operational improvement throughout the supply chain, customer profitability and market expansion analysis.
“Tom Racciatti’s combination of strategic, operational, industry and international experience is a tremendous asset to clients involved in mergers and acquisitions,” said Tom Ewers, West Monroe’s Minneapolis office leader. “He adds unique capabilities for navigating complex transactional challenges and delivering synergies from these opportunities.”
Racciatti joined West Monroe from Deloitte Consulting, where he was part of the Strategy & Operations practice for more than five years. In previous roles, he worked in the business architecture group of Stockback.com, an online retail portal/mutual fund manager in New York City; as an account manager at Kaiser Permanente in San Francisco; and as director of procurement and pricing for a food manufacturer in Minneapolis.
“West Monroe has developed truly distinctive capabilities and an unparalleled reputation for supporting financial and strategic buyers at all phases of the transaction process,” said Racciatti. “I’m delighted to have the opportunity to contribute my experience to a firm that has established itself as a ‘go to’ resource in this market.”
West Monroe opened its Minneapolis office in 2012 with a primary focus on merger and acquisition-related services for key local industries—particularly private equity, manufacturing and distribution, and healthcare—throughout Minnesota and the upper Midwest. In addition, it will coordinate a full range of business and technology services for national and international clients with operations in that region.