Gary Beu is an entrepreneurial leader with a proven track record of combining astute business sense with human resources expertise to solve organizational and operational issues.
Gary’s career spans all of the facets of human resources and operational management vital to a profession driven by talent and intellectual capital. He has earned respect as a leader and innovator in HR strategy, employee relations, compensation and benefits, performance management, recruitment and retention, career management, leadership development, regulatory matters, infrastructure and information systems, training, and diversity and inclusion.
Gary spent the majority of his career with Arthur Andersen, where he held a number of local, national and global human resources leadership roles, including global managing partner-Employee Matters; managing partner-US Partner Matters; and director-Human Resources for the Chicago office, Heartland market circle, and US central region. He also held several key operational roles, including leading a large consulting business unit, and served on several global advisory committees. He joined West Monroe Partners in September 2009 from Kirkland & Ellis, one of the world’s largest law firms, where he served as chief human resources officer for four years.
During his tenure as a human resources leader, both Arthur Andersen and Kirkland & Ellis were recognized for their people practices and career opportunities by organizations including FORTUNE®, Working Mother, the Human Rights Council, and Catalyst.
Gary earned a Bachelor of Science degree in business administration from Valparaiso University, where he continues to serve on the College of Business Administration National Advisory Council. He has been active in the Chicago community throughout his career, and is presently co-chairman of the board of the Midwest chapter of the U.S. Fund for UNICEF, as well a member of the Human Resources Advisory Committee for Chicago Scholars, a college preparatory program for high potential inner city youth. He also is a member of the Society for Human Resource Management and the Human Resource Management Association of Chicago.