Slalom names new Chicago leaders, plans to add 300 employees

17 February 2020 2 min. read
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Management and technology consultancy Slalom has named Ali Minnick and Carrie Steyer as co-general managers in Chicago, the firm’s second largest office. The company plans to grow the Chicago location from 700 to 1,000 employees this year.

Minnick and Steyer take over from Tom Snapp, the founding GM of the Chicago office, which opened 15 years ago. Snapp will continue as GM for other Slalom offices in the Midwest.

Minnick is a seasoned management consultant who has been with Slalom for nine years, most recently serving as a managing director and working on go-to-market strategy, client sales and support, people management, and recruiting, among other areas. Before that, she was director of the innovation & insights practice area, and leader of the strategy & operations practice.

Before joining Slalom, Minnick was an enterprise project manager at West Monroe Partners and a strategy consultant at IBM.

Ali Minnick and Carrie Steyer - Slalom

Steyer is a technology and data leader with nearly 30 years of experience. She has been with Slalom for eight years, helping clients with business strategy and with professional and team development. Before joining Slalom, Steyer was director of the analytics and market intelligence center at consultancy Kurt Salmon, and prior to that was practice director for media & entertainment at Parson Consulting (which merged into Kurt Salmon).

"Slalom Chicago's rapid growth and market potential made it clear that dual GMs will accelerate the impact we can make for our people, clients, and community. Ali and Carrie exemplify our core values and have the experience, passion, and commitment to serve our people and business now and build for the future," said Brian Turner, president, US Markets.

The firm’s Chicago office has seen rapid growth amid high demand for consulting services. The company added approximately 200 employees across 2017 and 2018. The growth necessitated a move to the Aon Center, where Slalom doubled its office footprint to 65,000 square feet.

Now the Seattle-based firm plans to expand its Chicago employee count by 300 to reach 1,000 employees this year. The firm will be hiring consultants and developers.

"Carrie and I are focused on helping our people grow based on their individual strengths and cultivating an inclusive environment where everyone is inspired and empowered to make their unique impact. As a result, we are targeting 200 percent growth by 2025,” Minnick said.

The firm has annual revenues of $1.6 billion, with 8,000 employees across 35 global locations.