West Monroe adds product development firm Carbon Five

02 December 2021 Consulting.us 2 min. read

West Monroe Partners, a Chicago-headquartered management and technology consultancy, has acquired Carbon Five, a San Francisco-based digital product development consulting firm.

Founded in 2000, Carbon Five works with startups and Fortune 1000s on building digital products and improving product management and development capabilities. The firm has nearly 100 professionals across offices in San Francisco, Los Angeles, New York, and Chattanooga, TN.

West Monroe’s acquisition of Carbon Five follows the consulting firm’s September purchase of Verys, a Santa Ana, CA-based digital product engineering firm with approximately 200 people.

West Monroe says Verys and Carbon Five round out the foundation of its global product development unit, which was announced in September. A subsequent strategic investment from MSD Partners in October further accelerated the development of the unit, which still has future bolt-ons planned, according to the consultancy.

West Monroe adds product development firm Carbon Five

“We are excited to welcome Carbon Five, a likeminded organization with strong talent and integrated product capabilities. When paired up with Verys’s scale and West Monroe’s core expertise in strategy, industry, and tech, we are able to drive long-lasting value and partnership to our clients,” said Tom Bolger, chief strategy officer at West Monroe.

Co-founders Mike Wynholds and Don Thompson will continue to run Carbon Five as a West Monroe-owned company until integration, which is expected to be complete in 2022.

West Monroe has more than 2,000 employees and works with Fortune 1000 and mid-market clients. The firm’s practices span business advisory & transformation, business services, mergers & acquisitions, people, and digital & technology.