New Leaders Boost Operations Excellence and Technology Expertise
West Monroe Partners boosts operations excellence and technology expertise with the addition of two new directors in its Chicago office

West Monroe Partners, a full-service North American business and technology consultancy, today announced the addition of two new directors in its Chicago office: Michael Amiot, a senior director in the Technology Services practice and Michael Hughes, a senior director in the Operations Excellence practice.  Both are accomplished consultants and business executives with more than 20 years of experience in a range of industries.

“Our clients rely on us to guide them through complex change and create new marketplace advantages. We continue to enhance our team with the diverse and well-refined skills that enable us to meet this demand,” said Doug Armstrong, managing director and leader of West Monroe’s Chicago office. “We are fortunate to gain the insight and expertise of two highly regarded leaders whose broad industry, strategic, and business transformation capabilities blend well with our areas of focus. Their experience will be a valuable asset to our clients and our team.”

Amiot joins West Monroe Partners from NTT Data, where he was vice president for the Advanced Technologies practice. As a national solution center leader, he was responsible for developing/delivering IT Transformational services, managing business planning/sales activities, team development, marketing, and R&D, in addition to leading complex consulting projects. Amiot’s areas of expertise include IT organization management/transformation, large-scale program and project management, IT strategic planning, business process improvement, and custom solution design and development.

Hughes also joins West Monroe Partners from NTT Data where he was senior vice president and national leader for the Business Transformation Services group and recognized for growing these service lines and coaching and mentoring management teams and executives through the process of leading change and transformation. His areas of expertise include strategy, leadership development, performance management, change management, organizational design/alignment, training, culture change, business planning, IT strategy, and process design/improvement.

Amiot and Hughes began their new roles with West Monroe Partners on Monday, July 28, 2014.