Matt Sondag, Managing Director and leader of West Monroe Partners’ Chicago Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) and Operations Excellence practices, will join the firm’s New York office as of January 1, 2015. Sondag will focus on expanding the office’s well-established service offerings, including its local Mergers & Acquisitions practice.
Sondag is a recognized leader in the M&A space, partnering with both financial and strategic buyers regarding acquisitions, divestitures, as well as portfolio improvement initiatives. Sondag currently serves approximately 20 M&A clients in New York and on the East Coast. Following the success of recent years, East Coast strategic growth and geographic expansion is part of a multi-year strategy for West Monroe. The New York office will continue to expand its headcount rapidly and deepen its capabilities in M&A, technology, banking, insurance and energy and utilities in 2015 and beyond.
“The addition of Matt to our New York office enables our current team to expand its M&A and Operations Excellence capabilities,” said Gil Mermelstein, Managing Director and leader of the New York office. “I’m thrilled Matt is bringing his deep expertise and experience to help grow our office, expand our service offerings, and help drive local growth in the New York market. This is an exciting time of growth for our people.”
“I’m very excited to embark on the opportunity to join our growing New York office,” shared Sondag. “A great number of my clients are located in New York, which will allow me to work with them more closely. I look forward to building new relationships in the community and building on the momentum and foundation that Mermelstein has established over the past five years.”
Sondag is an accomplished executive and entrepreneur who has co-founded two organizations during his 19 years of business and IT consulting experience. He utilizes his background and experience to deliver targeted solutions that drive business value. In 2013, Sondag was recognized by the M&A Advisor as a winner of their 40 Under 40 M&A Advisor Recognition Awards. He was named a winner for the Service Provider category.