Erik Garr joins Guidehouse's digital practice as partner

16 November 2023 2 min. read
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Erik Garr has joined Guidehouse, a global management and technology consulting firm, as a partner in its digital practice.

Garr brings 25+ years of experience in technology, consulting, and leadership to his new role at Guidehouse, where he will lead the financial services sector within the digital practice. He will also support state and local government clients with digital infrastructure projects.

Guidehouse Digital has 2,000 employees providing services to healthcare, financial services, energy, and public sector clients.

Garr was previously a director at Google, where he led the launch of five new markets for Google Fiber on the East Coast, and supported the transition of Google Cloud to an enterprise software company.

Before Google, he was a principal in the Washington, DC office of PwC, where he worked on strategy and technology engagements with agencies and institutions such as the World Bank and Consumer Financial Protection Bureau. Guidehouse’s predecessor firm is PwC Public Sector, which was acquired and spun off by Veritas Capital in 2018.Erik Garr joins Guidehouse's digital practice as partner Garr also previously spent 15 years at Diamond Management & Technology Consultants, where he was a partner. The firm was acquired by PwC in 2010.

Garr began his consulting career at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), where he worked on software development.

He has a master’s degree in public policy from the University of Chicago and a bachelor’s degree in political science from the University of Michigan.

“Erik is a renowned growth leader with a robust track record as an experienced consultant, policy maker and entrepreneur," said Scott McIntyre, CEO of Guidehouse. "His impressive background building and operating critical digital infrastructure and applications will be instrumental in further strengthening the Guidehouse platform and guiding us through our next chapter of our growth.”

Garr added, “Some of the best people I have ever worked with are Guidehouse partners. The growth of this firm over the past five years is inspiring, and I am energized to work alongside this talented team to continue improving the digital capabilities of Guidehouse clients."

Bain Capital earlier this month agreed to acquire Guidehouse from Veritas Capital for $5.3 billion. Since launching the platform in 2018, Veritas expanded headcount to 17,000 employees globally and grew annual revenue five-fold to over $3 billion. Major bolt-ons included Navigant Consulting and Grant Thornton’s public sector practice.

Guidehouse says it is the largest consulting firm equally focused on the public sector and commercial clients in highly regulated industries.