Zach Jones is West Monroe Partners’ director of finance, responsible for leading the firm’s finance team and processes as well as an array of initiatives that enable strong sustained growth and financial performance. He has more than a dozen years of broad financial management experience that spans all facets of professional services operations, as well as extensive background as a consultant working with private equity firms to execute transactions and build portfolio value.
During his tenure with West Monroe Partners, Zach Jones has been involved in virtually every major business initiative—from the firm’s conversion to an employee stock ownership plan (ESOP) to compensation benchmarking programs to projects that improved financial reporting and forecasting and enabled more efficient and effective operations. He also has served as the interim CFO, participating on executive team and board activities and providing exemplary leadership for all matters related to the finances and direction of the firm, including two substantial acquisitions that took place during that time.
Zach is also an outstanding mentor and team leader whose efforts have helped elevate the operations and performance of the Finance & Accounting team, as well as all of the firm’s shared services functions.
Zach joined West Monroe Partners in 2011 from KPMG, where he progressed to the role of director of transaction services, responsible for developing relationships with private equity clients and providing financial due diligence and business analysis services in conjunction with portfolio company acquisitions. He also worked closely with executives of acquisition target companies to identify key business drivers and historical trends to determine sustainability of earnings and growth potential. Zach received multiple KPMG “Encore Awards” for exceptional performance and exceeding client expectations. He began his career as a personal tax associate with Ernst & Young.
Zach earned a Bachelor of Science degree in Finance & Accounting from the Indiana University Kelley School of Business. He is a Certified Public Accountant.