Gil Mermelstein has a strong track record for developing and executing growth opportunities and successful transformations working across various financial services segments, including retail and commercial banking, payments, wealth & asset management, and insurance. In addition, Gil is active in helping leading private equity firms invest and create value across various sectors with particular focus on financial services and fintech.
Since opening West Monroe’s New York City office in 2010, Gil has guided its growth to a diverse team of more than 100 professionals serving clients across the East Coast. West Monroe has been named to the Crain’s “Best Places to Work in New York City” list for the past four years.
Gil joined West Monroe Partners from BearingPoint Europe, where he was head of Management Consulting in the United Kingdom and financial services managing director in New York. While in the UK, Gil was among the senior partners of BearingPoint Europe’s management buyout, and subsequently, he was instrumental in formalizing the strategic alliance between that firm and West Monroe Partners, announced in March 2010. Since joining West Monroe Partners, Gil has been leveraging the relationship to expand the two firms’ global market coverage.
Prior to joining BearingPoint, Gil served as senior vice president of corporate strategic initiatives for MBNA Bank in Wilmington Delaware, where he led a three-year, $1 billion enterprise transformation corporate initiative. Later, as a member of the merger integration team, he helped develop the strategy and a future operating model for the combined organization when MBNA was acquired by Bank of America.
Earlier in his career, Gil served in management roles at A.T. Kearney and KPMG in New York, Los Angeles, London and Tel Aviv.
Gil is a member of the Partnership for New York City, a consortium of local business leaders who work together to promote economic growth and maintain the city’s position as a global center of commerce and innovation.
Gil earned a Bachelor of Science degree in accounting from the University of Maryland College Park, and a Master of Business Administration degree with concentration in strategy and corporate finance from INSEAD in Fontainebleau, France.