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West Monroe Partners is an international, full-service business and technology consulting firm focused on guiding organizations through projects that fundamentally transform their business. With the experience to create the most ambitious visions as well as the skills to implement the smallest details of our clients’ most critical projects, West Monroe Partners is a proven provider of growth and efficiency to large enterprises, as well as more nimble middle-market organizations. Our more than 200 consulting professionals drive better business results by harnessing our collective experience across a range of industries, serving clients out of offices across the United States and Canada. For more information, visit our website at


In late 2001, with the prospect of their employer, Arthur Andersen, going out of business, a small group of consultants, including Kevin McCarty, requested a meeting with Dean Fischer to discuss the idea of starting a new consulting organization. The group met with Dean at a Chicago restaurant and proposed their idea for a new business—one that retained Andersen’s strongest aspects but did other things in a new and better way.  Through this and several follow up conversations, West Monroe Partners was born in April 2002.

One of the first things documented about this new consulting firm was our core values (actually, they were crafted on a napkin at one of the aforementioned meetings). In fact, a key theme you’ll see in our values ties back to our roots at Andersen, and that is the importance of people.  We unanimously decided that investing in our people—and making people a priority—would be essential for our new organization.

We also determined that while we were starting small, we ultimately didn’t want to be a small, boutique firm.  If we were going to do this, we wanted to do it the right way.  On that first day, we defined our strategy to target the middle market—recognizing an opportunity to fill a gap in this underserved segment. While getting our new firm off the ground was not the smoothest or easiest process, we kept our focus and have remained true to what we set out to accomplish.

We established our first office in Chicago in April 2002 and ended the year with 15 consultants. Since then, we opened offices in Montreal, Seattle, and Columbus in 2005; Toronto in 2006, and New York in 2010. Despite a very challenging economic environment, we grew our headcount by 20 percent in 2010, ending the year with 251 consultants. Not many organizations, in any sector, can claim that level of performance.


West Monroe Partners delivers industry-focused advisory, management and implementation consulting services for the middle market. We have deep knowledge, credentials and perspectives in key industries — experience we harness to create solutions that deliver the results your stakeholders expect.




Capital Markets & Trading

Energy & Utilities

Healthcare & Life Sciences

Manufacturing & Distribution

Private Equity & Alternative Investments

Retail Store Operations


With a carefully nurtured culture, West Monroe Partners provides an environment that is highly participatory and offers exceptional opportunities for professional growth and advancement. We know that this translates directly into the energy and enthusiasm with which our people approach their client work. The result – we have a growing team of consultants who are truly proud of their work, who are driven by a desire to make a difference, and who recognize that excellence and hard work pave the path to success—for clients, for West Monroe Partners, and for themselves.

When we opened West Monroe Partners, we set out to build a different kind of consulting firm — one that provides our clients with a refreshing mix of approach, ability, and attitude; and one that provides our people with an engaging and rewarding environment with plentiful opportunities. What made this possible is the set of values we adopted on day one and have practiced every day since.

We put our people first.

We provide every employee with an ownership stake.

We don’t settle for anything less than the best service.

Stewardship is everyone’s responsibility.

Integrity is paramount.

Practical innovation drives better results.

We respect diverse experiences and thought.

Meritocracy provides opportunities.

We seek the best and brightest.

We strive for quality before growth.

We are responsive by remaining nimble.

We have fun at work

We don’t just want to do well, we want to ‘do good.’