Rick Powers

Rick Powers

Director Operations Excellence Chicago

Rick believes he can help clients define their strategic vision while developing plans for them to achieve that vision through identifying tactical and achievable efforts with the resources they already have. Recently, he provided board-level oversight for two major ERP initiatives by providing advisory services into appropriate resourcing, timeline, and costs to successfully complete these efforts. By providing the decision-makers with realistic expectations, he was able to identify $2 million in implementation resource savings across the organizations.

An open and transparent communicator, Rick believes in an open dialogue with his practice and sincerely values the opinions of others. He joined West Monroe in 2016 from NTT DATA, Inc., where he was a vice president and national practice area lead for Infor Lawson and Microsoft Dynamics solutions. He has a bachelor’s degree from Stonehill College.

What makes Rick different

Rick lives in a suburb of Boston with his wife, their three daughters, and a dog named Milo. In his spare time, he coaches youth sports, including his daughters’ soccer teams. The family spends most summers on Cape Cod.

Where Rick makes an impact

Rick has ridden in six Pan Mass Challenges, a 192-mile bike ride from Sturbridge to Provincetown, Massachusetts and the largest sports fundraising event in the country. In its 40 years, the PMC has raised more than $700 million for the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute.

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