West Monroe promotes 16 to managing director level

02 March 2023 Consulting.us 4 min. read
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West Monroe, a Chicago-headquartered management and technology consulting firm, has promoted 16 team members to managing director, effective March 1.

“I am incredibly proud of these 16 talented individuals who represent the next generation of leaders at West Monroe,” said Kevin McCarty, chairman & CEO. “Their leadership and growth have made a significant impact on their clients, their teams, and this firm. We are excited to honor their contributions and congratulate them on reaching this well-deserved milestone.”

The 16 new managing directors are:

Shehzad Amin (operations excellence, Chicago) advises on large-scale IT transformations for major health systems and Fortune 500 companies, resulting in over $1 billion in savings and operational improvements. He joined West Monroe in 2020 through the acquisition of Pace Harmon.

Sam Arora (operations excellence, Dallas) helps clients negotiate large-ticket outsourcing contracts, leveraging his relationships with top-tier suppliers, to execute over $2 billion in favorable outsourcing contracts for Fortune 100s. He joined West Monroe in 2020 through the acquisition of Pace Harmon.

West Monroe promotes 16 to managing director level

David Chaddock (technology, Chicago) helps clients build cybersecurity strategies, launch new initiatives, and reduce risk across critical infrastructure and data, and maintain regulatory compliance. He joined West Monroe in 2018.

Tim Crickenberger (M&A, San Francisco) specializes in mergers and carveouts across the transaction lifecycle. He has advised on over 150 transactions, including due diligence and post-close execution for both financial and strategic buyers. He joined West Monroe in 2018.

Sanket Dave (technology, Chicago) helps clients design, develop, and implement cloud-based data & analytics solutions. He has led multiple large-scale strategic initiatives that leverage data to create business impact. Dave joined West Monroe in 2016.

Katie Fitzgerald (operations excellence, Chicago) works with senior executives to develop fit-for-culture strategies to help organizations manage their transformation initiatives – and identify and realize value. She joined West Monroe in 2019.

Trevor Jones (healthcare & life sciences, Chicago) delivers innovative solutions to address the market’s biggest healthcare challenges. He helped lead and grow West Monroe’s dental & ancillary group. He joined the firm in 2015.

Kate Kiyosaki (healthcare & life sciences, Chicago) specializes in transforming the front office of health plans—including product, marketing governance, consumer experience, and digital transformation. She works with the firm’s largest payer clients to digitalize and cut costs. She joined West Monroe in 2013.

Connor Kohlenberg (M&A, London) partners with private equity clients on complex global transactions and portfolio company value creation initiatives across various industries. He leads the M&A team out of the London office and played an integral role in its opening. Kohlenberg joined West Monroe in 2014. 

Dan Mackowiak (technology, Los Angeles) leads clients through technology-related matters in divestitures and merger integrations, helping drive quantifiable results. He joined West Monroe in 2005.

Dan McGuire (human capital management, Chicago) helps companies align people and business strategy. He supports all organizational, people, and cultural aspects of global transformations, including mergers and acquisitions. He joined West Monroe in 2019.

Sean McHale (technology, Los Angeles) helps private equity clients understand and mitigate technology risks in M&A transactions. He has expertise across the entire deal lifecycle, from investment thesis development through post-close integration. He joined West Monroe in 2018.

Chris Miller (product experience & engineering lab, Chicago) partners with clients to create digital solutions to pressing business challenges. He specializes in helping electric utilities capture digital opportunities presented by the clean energy transition. Miller joined West Monroe in 2011. 

Dani Newman-Biczak (internal people, strategy & experience team, Chicago) leads a team focused on building a differentiated employee experience. She is also responsible for the firm’s corporate social responsibility program and internal communications. Newman-Biczak joined West Monroe in 2016.

Roger Taylor (financial services, Chicago) leads strategy, operational improvement, digital, and technology projects for financial institutions. He has expertise in sales, operations, and services for consumer, commercial, and private bank groups. He joined West Monroe in 2015.

Foster Tidwell (M&A, Los Angeles) works with private equity sponsors and their portfolio companies to evaluate investments and implement value-creation strategies. He has advised on over 300 carve-out diligence, day-one readiness, and post-close separation transactions. Tidwell joined West Monroe in 2011.

West Monroe has 2,200 employees across eight US offices and international locations in London and Costa Rica. The firm provides consulting services in strategy, business operations, M&A, organization & people, customer engagement, and digital products & experiences.