March 5, 2018 | Press Release

West Monroe Appoints 7 New Directors, Promotes 8 Current Directors

West Monroe Appoints 7 New Directors, Promotes 8 Current Directors

West Monroe Partners, a national business and technology consultancy, today announced the appointment of seven new directors. In addition, the firm has promoted eight current directors to new roles.

“Growing as fast and as consistently as we have elevates the importance of having the right leadership talent in place and in the pipeline. That is so critical, in fact, that we recently refreshed our mission to focus on developing the next generation of West Monroe leaders,” said Kevin McCarty, CEO and president. “These director appointments and promotions reflect the expanded leadership opportunities that strong growth affords, but also outstanding individual contributions. While our new and promoted directors fulfill very different roles and responsibilities within our organization, each one exemplifies what we envision in that next generation of leaders.”

West Monroe appointed the following new directors:

Jodi Bednar, Energy & Utilities, Chicago, draws on nearly 30 years of telecommunications experience to provide leadership for clients navigating grid modernization and transformation. She blends deep technical expertise in wired and wireless solutions with experience in business disciplines such as process optimization, financial planning, customer support and resource optimization.

Jeff Boswell, Customer Experience, Dallas, has played a key role in growing multiple aspects of West Monroe’s business. He is West Monroe’s national Customer Experience lead for nCino bank operating system solutions, as well as a member of the Dallas leadership team.

Lou Brothers, Mergers & Acquisitions, New York, has been instrumental to building the firm’s presence as a comprehensive M&A partner on the East Coast. He has guided many private equity and strategic buyers through key stages of the M&A lifecycle, including competitive and differentiation analysis, acquisition diligence and post-close transformation.

Noah Fletcher, Operations Excellence, Seattle, leads the Seattle-office Operations Excellence practice, helping clients establish efficient and high-performing operations. He has a strong blend of large program management experience, financial acumen and deep analytical and technical expertise that has yielded operational and financial gains across a wide range of industries.

Paul Horner, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chicago, is an accomplished healthcare consultant who has helped many of the nation’s largest health plans improve customer acquisition, reduce costs and drive growth. His industry expertise spans process improvement, operational development, program and organization development, capability assessment, technology implementation, and market competitive research and analysis.

Bryan Komornik, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chicago, has earned a strong reputation for helping healthcare organizations shape and drive their strategic initiatives through technology. He has strong industry credentials in areas such as medical management platform delivery, payer middle-office strategy and operational optimization, as well as various customer experience disciplines.

Tim Valin, Energy & Utilities, Chicago, has translated a strong background in telecommunications and networking into a distinctive reputation for helping utilities design and implement voice and data networks that support modern energy grids. He has worked alongside the leadership teams of some of West Monroe’s largest clients to strategize, design and guide complex change.

West Monroe also promoted the following directors to new roles:

Erik Brown
, Technology, Chicago, to senior director
Larry Briski, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chicago, to senior director
Jeffrey Arnold, Workforce Optimization, Pittsburgh, to senior director
Will Wu, Customer Experience, San Francisco, to senior director
Michael Hughes, Operations Excellence, Chicago, to managing director
Ken Siegman, Financial Services, Los Angeles, to managing director
Greg Layok, Technology, Chicago, to managing director
Gil Mermelstein, Financial Services, New York, to senior managing director

All appointments and promotions were effective March 1, 2018.

About West Monroe Partners

West Monroe is a progressive 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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