West Monroe hires Adam Gersting as Senior Director in Dallas office

25 June 2018 Consulting.us

Business and technology consulting firm West Monroe Partners has hired Adam Gersting as Senior Director at its Dallas office. The 24-year consulting industry veteran will take the role of Technology Lead for the firm’s TOLA region (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana, and Arkansas).

West Monroe Partners is a Chicago-based business and technology consulting firm. Founded by four former Arthur Andersen consultants in 2002, the vibrant firm has grown to employ 950 professionals across 10 US offices. A global alliance with BearingPoint Europe and Grupo Assa gives the organization further reach into Europe and Latin America.

West Monroe’s mix of business consultants and technologists help clients across industries spanning from energy to retail implement and run strategic business and tech solutions that drive organizations’ performance to a higher level.

Now, West Monroe has appointed Adam Gersting as a Senior Director in its Dallas office to help the accelerate growth and client services in the TOLA region (Texas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Arkansas). Gersting will serve as technology lead for the region.

Gersting boasts over two decades’ worth of management consulting experience, with a strong focus on data & analytics and other technology platforms and solutions. During his distinguished career, Gersting has supported Fortune 500 businesses and mid-market clients in industries including oil & gas, utilities, chemicals, telecommunications, financial services, healthcare, manufacturing, and food & beverage.Adam Gersting, Senior Director - West Monroe“Adam brings great technology expertise – from planning phases through implementation – and applies it to help clients solve their business problems,” remarked Greg Layok, Managing Director and leader of West Monroe’s Technology practice. “He is a great example of West Monroe Partners’ ‘uncommon blend’ of business savvy and technology expertise provided in the context of our clients’ industry challenges.”

Prior to joining West Monroe, Gersting was a Managing Director at tech and advisory firm Slalom Consulting for three years, transforming the Houston location from 10 people in a temporary office space to a 150-person, $25 million consulting business.  Prior to that, Gersting was a Partner at IBM’s Business Analytics practice in Houston from 2010-2014, wherein he led Big Data and analytics programs for clients in the utilities and telecommunications industries.

Gersting started his consulting career at Accenture in 1994, where he stayed for 16 years, eventually making Partner. He rose up the ranks of the consultancy to eventually lead its Information Management Services practice for the North American energy, chemicals, and utilities industries.

Commenting on his appointment, Gersting said, “West Monroe Partners has established a highly effective team of savvy business and technology professionals. I am most excited to lend my skills and experience to create value for our clients and build the next generation of leaders.”

Adam Gersting holds a Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from The Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. He has also completed executive business programs at the University of Oxford - Said Business School, and at The Wharton School of Business.

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Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO

18 April 2019 Consulting.us

London-based global leadership consultancy YSC has appointed Eric Pliner as its new CEO, replacing Robert Sharrock, who held the role for five years. Pliner, previously the firm’s Americas leader, will remain based in New York City.

For 30 years, YSC Consulting has been providing leadership advisory services to clients across a wide range of industries. The firm provides services in the areas of leadership strategy, performance, research, and analytics. YSC also has offerings in organizational leadership and CEO & board advisory. The firm’s approach is grounded in the behavioral sciences, allowing clients to better align business strategy and leadership.

In 2017, Graphite Capital complete a private equity investment in the firm, which has allowed YSC to continue its rapid expansion across the globe. Today, the firm has 19 offices across the Americas, EMEA, and APAC regions, staffed by 225 professionals with backgrounds in clinical psychology and organizational behavior, among other areas.

YSC’s incumbent CEO, Robert Sharrock, will now move into the roles of managing director of YSC’s board and CEO of the advisory practice. Sharrock had previously indicated that he would move into a client-facing role following one year of results after the private equity infusion.Leadership advisor YSC Consulting appoints Eric Pliner as CEO


 “Having achieved the goals we established as a business during my tenure, I look forward to fully devoting my time to the client service areas of the business I find most rewarding, which is working directly with board members and CEOs,” Sharrock said. “I will also be offering my unreserved support to Eric and our global team as we continue to expand our distinctive business around the world.”

Eric Pliner, who has been with the firm since 2010, will step into the role of CEO. An expert in organizational behavior, talent management, and development, Pliner joined the firm as a senior consultant, working his way up to managing director and head of YSC Americas in 2014.

Prior to joining YSC, Pliner was director of organizational talent management & development at the NYC Department of Education, and was an adjunct instructor in the curriculum & teaching department at Hunter College in New York. He holds an MBA in management, organizational behavior, and human resources from the City University of New York – Baruch College.

“Robert has successfully led the business through five years of sustained growth and shaped the brand into a premier global leadership consultancy,” Pliner said. “I am thrilled and humbled by the opportunity to lead this iconic firm as we continue to serve world-class organisations in understanding and developing the critical leadership to achieve their future business strategies.

“Whether through individual executive assessment, pre-deal due diligence and post-deal integration for private equity transactions, design and execution of inclusive leadership and diversity strategy, coaching for senior executives and teams, resilient change leadership, and more, YSC’s global services are and will remain distinctive, characterful, and best-in-class,” he added.

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