May 22, 2018 | Press Release

West Monroe Adds External Board Member to Advise During Significant Growth Phase

West Monroe Adds External Board Member to Advise During Significant Growth Phase

May 22, 2018 (CHICAGO) – West Monroe Partners, a national business and technology consulting firm, announced today the appointment of Barbara Duganier to its Board of Managers. Duganier will help provide guidance to the firm, which grew 34 percent in 2017 and is on a similar growth trajectory in 2018.

In just 16 years, West Monroe has grown from a startup to a firm of nearly 1,000 employees with 10 offices across the United States. West Monroe’s Board of Managers provides oversight for the privately held, 100-percent employee-owned company. The appointment brings the number of board members to 10.

“Barbara brings advisory knowledge of complex industries, risk oversight, and strategic acumen. Combined with her deep understanding of running high-performing professional services firms, her perspective is exactly what West Monroe needs during a period of high growth and increasing business complexity,” said Kevin McCarty, West Monroe’s president and CEO. “I and the other board members welcome Barbara’s large-firm experience as we surpass the 1,000-employee milestone this summer.”

Duganier recently spent almost a decade at Accenture, where she served in various roles including chief strategy officer of the outsourcing business, overseeing strategy, acquisitions, and later offering development for the consulting and technology company. As a certified public accountant and seasoned consultant, she has helped numerous large, global organizations in the energy, chemicals, mining, and utilities industries become high-performing businesses. Prior to her tenure at Accenture, Duganier built a career at Arthur Andersen, starting as an auditor in 1979 and culminating as global chief financial officer.

Duganier is also a board member at MRC Global (since 2015), Buckeye Partners (since 2013), the National Association of Corporate Directors, Texas Tri-Cities Chapter (since 2015), and Genesys Works (since 2013). She has previously served on the board of HCC Insurance, which was sold to Tokio Marine.

“I am thrilled to join West Monroe’s Board of Managers at such a pivotal time in the company’s progression. West Monroe is proving itself as a formidable player in the management consulting world, bringing its unique value proposition of business consulting and deep technology expertise to a highly satisfied client base,” Duganier said. “I am eager to bring helpful, outside expertise to make this an even higher-performing company than it already is.” 

Duganier will start her appointment on June 1.

About West Monroe Partners

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[1]  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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