West Monroe Partners, a North American business and technology consulting firm, today announced that Andrew Smith has joined the firm’s Chicago office as a managing director.
Smith joined West Monroe Partners from Protiviti, where he was managing director of their Central Region IT Solutions. He adds depth and leadership in IT strategy, IT operations management, IT governance and project management, data center services, infrastructure services management, IT risk management, security, disaster recovery, and custom application development. He also has extensive experience working with clients in the banking, insurance, healthcare, telecommunications, manufacturing, higher education, and retail industries.
“West Monroe Partners continues to add leadership capacity as we expand our ability to help clients transform their businesses to compete successfully in a changing environment,” said Kevin McCarty, West Monroe’s co-founder and Chicago office leader. “Technology and process changes are a fundamental part of most organizational transformation programs, and we are thrilled to have Andy Smith’s exemplary credentials and experience at the helm of our technology teams in Chicago and at the disposal of our clients that are undertaking significant change.”
Previously, Smith was managing director of BearingPoint’s US Central Region Infrastructure solutions practice and a partner in Arthur Andersen’s Business Consulting Technology Integration practice. He earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science/Math from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.
“West Monroe Partners’ focus on substantial business and IT transformation fits well with my background and interests,” said Smith. “This new leadership role offers an excellent opportunity to coordinate and integrate our technology capabilities with industry and functional offerings to meet our growing client needs. This will help drive the next stage of growth for West Monroe.”