West Monroe Partners Appoints 5 New Directors in Central Region; Promotes 4 Chicago Directors to New Roles

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Five new directors and four promoted directors bring decades of experience; position Central Region offices for continued growth

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West Monroe Partners, a national business and technology consultancy, today announced the appointment of five new directors in its Central Region offices. In addition, the firm has promoted four current Chicago directors to new roles.

“Our new directors have embraced the leadership challenges we have presented them – and excelled. Each one exemplifies what it means to bring the best of West Monroe – an uncommon blend of business consulting acumen and deep technology expertise – to every client challenge,” said Doug Armstrong, senior managing director and the firm’s Chicago office leader. “It is exciting to see this next generation of West Monroe leaders take shape and continue to guide our firm on a trajectory that will create even greater opportunities for those coming up behind them.”

West Monroe appointed the following new directors:

Jodi Bednar, Energy & Utilities, Chicago, draws on nearly 30 years of telecommunications experience to provide leadership for clients navigating grid modernization and transformation. She blends deep technical expertise in wired and wireless solutions with experience in business disciplines such as process optimization, financial planning, customer support and sales optimization.

Jeff Boswell, Customer Experience, Dallas, has played a key role in growing multiple aspects of West Monroe’s business. He is West Monroe’s national Customer Experience lead for nCino bank operating system solutions, as well as a member of the Dallas leadership team.

Paul Horner, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chicago, is an accomplished healthcare consultant who has helped many of the nation’s largest health plans improve customer acquisition, reduce costs and drive growth. His industry expertise spans process improvement, operational development, program and organization development, capability assessment, technology implementation, and market competitive research and analysis.

Bryan Komornik, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chicago, has earned a strong reputation for helping healthcare organizations shape and drive their strategic initiatives through technology. He has strong industry credentials in areas such as medical management platform delivery, payer middle-office strategy and operational optimization, as well as various customer experience disciplines.

Tim Valin, Energy & Utilities, Chicago, has translated a strong background in telecommunications and networking into a distinctive reputation for helping utilities design and implement voice and data networks that support modern energy grids. He has worked alongside the leadership teams of some of West Monroe’s largest clients to design and guide complex change.

West Monroe also promoted the following directors to new roles:

Erik Brown, Technology, Chicago, to senior director
Larry Briski, Healthcare & Life Sciences, Chicago, to senior director
Michael Hughes, Operations Excellence, Chicago, to managing director
Greg Layok, Technology, Chicago, to managing director

All appointments and promotions were effective March 1, 2018.


About West Monroe Partners
West Monroe is a progressive business and technology consulting firm that partners with dynamic organizations to reimagine, build, and operate their businesses at peak performance. Our team of more than 950 professionals is comprised of an uncommon blend of business consultants and deep technologists. This unique combination of expertise enables us to design, develop, implement, and run strategic business and technology solutions that yield a dramatic commercial impact on our clients’ profitability and performance. For more information, visit http://www.westmonroepartners.com.

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