Carolyn Liou is a senior manager in West Monroe Partners’ Mergers & Acquisitions practice, based in San Francisco. She has more than 10 years of experience that spans management consulting, finance, and high-growth start-ups.
Carolyn Liou brings a strong balance of strategy and execution expertise to the complex business and operational challenges associated with mergers, acquisitions, divestitures, and carve-outs. She draws on experience in areas such as corporate strategy and strategic planning, financial and competitive analysis, operating efficiency and service optimization, organizational strategy and governance, data analytics and big data, technology innovation, customer engagement, and product strategy to deliver high-impact transformation projects.
Her private equity experience includes preparing detailed due diligence reports on potential acquisitions, as well as developing and executing portfolio company cost-reduction strategies.
Carolyn joined West Monroe Partners from Hammock, a finance operations and CFO advisory firm for which she was a director. She provided on-demand CFO services for growing businesses and start-ups in areas such as funding strategy, capital raising, and financial modeling.
Previously, Carolyn was a vice president and member of the Corporate Strategy team of BNP Paribas. She led development of an Internal Consulting Practice focused on operational and efficiency improvements through areas such as near- and off-shoring and organizational restructuring, and compliance. She also was a senior associate with A.T. Kearney, providing consulting and implementation support in areas such as strategic planning, pricing strategy, and supply-chain transformation. Carolyn began her career as an IT consultant with Accenture, focused on clients in the public service and defense sectors, and as a strategy and operations intern in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Carolyn earned a Master of Business Administration degree with specializations in Finance and Strategy from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University and a Bachelor of Science degree from the University of Maryland.