West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, today announced the appointment of five new directors across the firm: Carl Monje, Tom Racciatti, Jill Schubmehl, Munzoor Shaikh, and Zach Jones.
“As a people-first organization, we are extremely diligent about evaluating and recognizing those who have accepted the challenge to become leaders within their respective areas of expertise,” said Kevin McCarty, CEO and president of West Monroe Partners. “The combination of exceptional individual performance and the ability to create and capitalize on business opportunity are the defining characteristics of our incoming directors. Additionally, these new directors have proven to be steadfast in their dedication to building and mentoring teams, securing the legacy of West Monroe as a place where the very best want to join and build long-term careers.”
Carl Monje joined West Monroe in April 2010 and in nearly five years since then has taken an active leadership role in the firm’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice. Monje serves as a strategic advisor to middle-market corporate executives and leading private equity investors and has supported more than 100 merger, acquisition, or carve-out transactions. In January 2015, Monje transferred to the firm’s Los Angeles office to lead growth and development of the Mergers & Acquisitions practice in Southern California and on the West Coast. As director, Monje will focus on building market presence, growing a local and national client base, and developing a team to support West Monroe’s growth in that region.
Tom Racciatti joined West Monroe in March 2013 as a senior manager and was one of the first employees in the firm’s Minneapolis office. A leader of that office’s Operations Excellence team with a deep focus on supply chain operations, Tom has played a critical role in the Minneapolis office’s rapid growth. Racciatti is committed to innovation within the market and is highly involved in building a cost-to-serve “supply chain strategy” methodology. As director, Racciatti’s priorities and focus for 2015 will be expanding the Minneapolis office client base, and providing leadership and expertise for taking innovative supply chain solutions to market.
Jill Schubmehl joined West Monroe nearly 10 years ago from Hewitt Associates. As a member of West Monroe’s Customer Experience practice, Jill has been at the forefront of that team’s evolution and capabilities—from SharePoint and digital user experience, to customer experience transformation and program management offices (PMOs). She has earned a reputation as an accomplished leader with a track record for delivering successful, complex solutions that enhance customer experience. Schubmehl is currently leading a large transformation project designed to improve customers’ and employees’ experience. As director, she will continue to build West Monroe’s PMO methodology for managing complex programs, as well as guiding development of assets and tools that can accelerate delivery of solutions.
Munzoor Shaikh joined West Monroe in October 2005 and is a member of the Healthcare practice. He has more than 14 years of experience in management and technology consulting and is responsible for leading transformative programs for West Monroe's healthcare clients. He helps clients capitalize on market opportunities and navigate evolving regulation, such as the Affordable Care Act, which has forced payers and providers to cut costs and improve quality and clinical outcomes and resulted in complex change and merger and acquisition activity throughout the industry. Shaikh will continue leading West Monroe’s efforts in this area, improving the firm’s ability to deliver technology- and process-enabled transformation as well as to execute effective mergers and acquisitions and drive meaningful use of data.
Zach Jones joined West Monroe in September 2011 as a senior manager on the firm’s Finance & Accounting team. Since then, Jones has been intricately involved in virtually every major business initiative, from the firm’s conversion to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to acquisitions to improved financial reporting and forecasting that enable more effective and efficient operations. Jones also has served as the interim CFO, participating on executive team and board activities and providing leadership on matters related to finances and firm direction. In addition, he has recruited, mentored, and developed members of the Finance & Accounting team, enabling the team to elevate its performance.
All appointments and promotions were effective March 1st, 2015.