West Monroe Partners, a progressive business and technology consultancy, today announced it plans to double the size of its office over the next five years to address today’s growing tech skills gap in business and innovation, as the firm hires professionals with an uncommon blend of deep technological expertise and business acumen.
The Los Angeles office provides a full array of business and technology consulting services to dozens of mid-market and Fortune 1000 clients across Southern California and is investing in the area for its wealth of business improvement opportunities in financial services, healthcare, and energy and utilities.
West Monroe, which has 10 locations and nearly 1,000 employees across the United States, opened the Los Angeles office in 2014 and has expanded it rapidly since then. On Oct. 31, 2017, West Monroe completed its acquisition of Los Angeles-based CAST Management Consultants, bringing its current headcount to more than 40 employees.
“Our growth mindset has created dozens of jobs in the Los Angeles area in just a few years, and will fuel even more in the years to follow,” said Ken Siegman, senior director in West Monroe’s Financial Services practice and leader of the Los Angeles office leader. “Seeing West Monroe’s distinctive people-first culture take shape here and evolve into a unique and collaborative work environment has been extremely gratifying, and I continue to be impressed with the talent pool here. Today, we have a close-knit team here that is unlike any I have experienced in my consulting career.”
West Monroe’s people-focused culture and policies has resulted in Los Angeles Business Journal ranking West Monroe No. 1 in its Best Places to Work Los Angeles for the past two years.
The newly created positions will cover all areas of the consulting business, from operations to project managers to strategists, adding technical, functional, and industry expertise, primarily in the financial services, energy and utilities and private equity industries. In candidates, the firm looks for an “uncommon blend” of deep technical expertise and business acumen, both at the individual and collective level.
To accommodate its investment in new talent, the firm recently relocated to 1000 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 1100. The new office is located in the same building, known as The Wedbush Center, as West Monroe’s previous office and more than doubles the firm’s space to 8,700 square feet. It was critical for the firm to remain downtown and contribute to the revitalization of downtown Los Angeles.
“Our Los Angeles office has played a key role in increasing our presence and scale on the West Coast, and it is an important market for some of the core industries we serve, including financial services, healthcare, and energy and utilities,” said Tom Bolger, West Monroe’s senior managing director of strategic growth. “Achieving a compound annual growth rate of 35 percent is rare in this profession, but we have been able to do so by carefully enhancing our team with professionals who possess an uncommon blend of deep technological expertise and business acumen. We are eager to continue building the next generation of leaders by tapping into Southern California’s wealth of talent.”
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 http://www.westmonroe.com.