Initially, the new Minneapolis office will focus on merger and acquisition-related services for local industries—particularly private equity, healthcare, and manufacturing and distribution—throughout Minnesota and the upper Midwest. In addition, it will coordinate a full range of business and technology services for national and international clients with operations in that region.
“Throughout our 10 years in business, we have been very deliberate in establishing and developing offices in markets that demonstrate steady growth potential, and that thoughtful approach has enabled us to be successful in expanding our coverage across North America. Our research and local networking has confirmed that this is a good time for us to devote dedicated resources in Minnesota,” said Kevin McCarty, West Monroe’s president and one of the consultancy’s founding members. “Tom Ewers’ track record for client service and practice development, along with his deep experience in the challenges and opportunities associated with mergers and acquisitions, make him an ideal candidate to develop this new office.”
Prior to opening the Minneapolis office, Mr. Ewers worked in West Monroe Partners’ Seattle office from 2007 to 2012, with responsibility for expanding the firm’s mergers & acquisitions practice to the West Coast. He joined West Monroe Partners in 2002 in Chicago after holding positions with BearingPoint and Arthur Andersen.
“Local companies in the financial services, healthcare payer, high tech and food sectors, among others, are performing well and fueling local growth,” said Mr. Ewers. “These areas of focus fit well with our established industry strengths as a consultancy, as well as with our capability to provide both strategic and technology solutions.”
West Monroe Partners is a North American, business and technology consulting firm focused on guiding organizations through projects that fundamentally transform their business. The firm has more than 350 consulting professionals in its offices in Chicago, Seattle, New York, Columbus, Dallas, Minneapolis, Montreal, and Toronto (www.westmonroepartners.com).
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