Digital Transformation Leader Michael Montonen appointed as Lead Principal at Wavestone US

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IT and business advisory firm Wavestone US’s new Lead Principal is set to help C-suite executives transform and elevate their business.

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Michael Montonen, Wavestone US Lead Principal

"It’s top-caliber talent like Michael—IT leaders who bring real-world experience to deliver real-world business results—who continue to drive Wavestone’s momentum in the market despite today’s disruptive environment,” says Jeff Vail, CEO of Wavestone US.

Wavestone US is pleased to announce the recent appointment of strategic digital leader Michael Montonen as Lead Principal. He brings more than 20 years’ experience in driving digital transformation and innovation in Fortune 500 companies and other leading global conglomerates based in the US, Europe, and Latin America. With a strong background in sourcing advisory, IT strategy, enterprise architecture, cloud services, and infrastructure optimization, he has helped CIOs, COOs, and CEOs utilize IT effectively to improve business performance.

Prior to joining Wavestone US, Montonen held several senior-level positions at Atos, Deloitte, WEPS, Accenture, and Gartner. At Atos, he served as the client executive digital transformation leader for a global retail company in a multimillion-dollar deal, successfully steering the 200-strong account team to grow the business and create new revenue streams. At Deloitte, he was instrumental in driving revenue growth and profitability of the firm’s technology strategy and architecture practice. Montonen also led sourcing strategy and RFP development for Accenture’s Latin America region, resulting in millions in savings on IT infrastructure outsourcing over five years.

“Michael has the depth and breadth of expertise and leadership experience to deepen Wavestone’s digital transformation bench. It’s top-caliber talent like Michael—IT leaders who bring real-world experience to deliver real-world business results—who continue to drive Wavestone’s momentum in the market despite today’s disruptive environment,” says Jeff Vail, CEO of Wavestone US.

“Wavestone’s differentiated consulting model based on practical experience sets up IT and business leaders and their organizations for sustainable success,” says Montonen. “It’s great to be part of such a unique organization and I enjoy the opportunity to work with a team of world-class IT experts driving meaningful change in leading organizations.”

All Wavestone senior consultants are seasoned business and IT leaders with a strong track record of producing results. Averaging more than two decades of experience as former C-level executives, they are more than equipped to offer the bold, new thinking needed to face the new challenges in the post-pandemic environment. This peer-to-peer approach has been effective in the transformations of more than 200 Fortune 1000 companies across a wide range of industries. Wavestone US advisory services include IT strategy and planning, IT cost and run optimization, cybersecurity, business operations improvements, and IT talent solutions.

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In a world where knowing how to drive transformation is the key to success, Wavestone's mission is to inform and guide large companies and organizations in their most critical transformations, with the ambition of a positive outcome for all stakeholders. That’s what we call "The Positive Way.”

Wavestone draws on some 3,000 employees across 8 countries. It is a leading independent player in the European consulting market.

Wavestone is listed on Euronext Paris and recognized as a Great Place to Work®.

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