West Monroe hires Dan Freiman as chief financial officer

06 June 2024 Consulting.us 2 min. read
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West Monroe, a Chicago-headquartered management and technology consulting firm, has hired Dan Freiman as its chief financial officer.

Based in Washington, DC, Freiman bring 30 years of financial leadership experience to the role, where he will oversee capital structure management, investment decisions, cash flow, risk management, tax, treasury services, corporate development, controllership and financial planning and analysis.

Freiman will also continue the firm’s adoption of new technology systems such as Workday to enhance financial processes and drive forward automation.

He succeeds Zach Jones, who served as West Monroe’s CFO for the last six years.

“Dan brings a wealth of outside experience to the firm from various industries that represent our client base, along with hands-on experience at other professional services firms," said Kevin McCarty, chairman and CEO of West Monroe. "Dan's track record for success during periods of growth and change, along with his aptitude for building relationships, is the right kind of financial leadership for West Monroe at this time."

West Monroe hires Dan Freiman as chief financial officer

Freiman joins the firm from JSI, a telecom-focused consultancy, where he spent the last four years as CFO. Before that, he spent nearly 20 years with NII Holdings (Nextel), a publicly held telecom company operating in Latin America, where he was latterly CFO. Before that, Freiman served as treasurer and controller.

Freiman began his career at PwC, where he was latterly an audit manager.

He has an MBA and a bachelor’s degree in accounting from the University of Maryland.

"West Monroe has a good pulse on the market, and its executive team has shown a willingness to evolve the firm's operations and investments to stay competitive," Freiman said. "One of the things that caught my attention is the firm's distinct reputation for helping clients create value from technology. As a finance leader, I have an appreciation for leveraging technology and look forward to growing the firm via that point of differentiation."

Freiman’s appointment follows the May appointment of Gil Mermelstein, formerly West Monroe’s COO, as president.

West Monroe in 2021 sold a 50% stake of the company to MSD Capital, the family investment office of Michael Dell. The deal valued the 2,000-person firm at $2.5 billion.