Cybersecurity & Compliance Advisor (Cyber M&A) at West Monroe

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West Monroe is looking for a Cybersecurity & Compliance Advisor to join our Tech Transaction Services (TTS) practice and focus on cyber due diligence and compliance for the sake of client M&A activity. The advisor will partner directly with both Transaction Services architects and executive client stakeholders to deliver assessments across a variety of industries, including Private Equity, High-Tech & Software, Healthcare, and Financial Services. As a technology agnostic firm, consultants have the chance to continuously expand their skillset while working with cutting edge tools, platforms, and frameworks. This is an exciting opportunity to work within our newly formed (but long existing) technology M&A practice area and lead strategic cybersecurity assessment, advisory, and compliance focused initiatives.


  • Collaborate with TTS consultants from other competencies (I.e. Cloud, Software) in support of holistic, tech due diligence assessments for client M&A activity, and identify remediation opportunities through analysis of existing technology systems, cybersecurity maturity, and business processes
  • Leverage technical expertise in cybersecurity to perform due diligence and assessment work for M&A activity across various industries, such as Financial Services, Private Equity, Healthcare, Retail, etc.
  • Provide strategic cybersecurity M&A advisory and compliance consulting services for enterprise clients, ranging from security assessments to policy definition and adoption
  • Document current state review of existing cybersecurity organization, processes, and technologies to deliver key findings and recommendations
  • Develop implementation strategies and roadmaps to help clients achieve compliance and strengthen their cybersecurity posture
  • Manage client relationships and meet with stakeholders/investors to determine business and functional requirements, translating them to clear projects proposals, including detailed work plans and cost estimates
  • Contribute to the business development process at existing clients, looking for additional opportunities for West Monroe solutions
  • Promote thought leadership in emerging technologies; from partnerships to go-to-market offerings and strategy, to design and implementation
  • Actively build a professional and affiliate network in the consulting, cybersecurity, M&A, and broader tech communities


  • Bachelor’s degree in relevant field preferred, or equivalent experience required
  • Consulting firm/industry experience preferred
  • 6-11+ years of professional experience focused on cybersecurity and/or technology M&A
  • Experience working with compliance and/or privacy frameworks, such as PCI, HIPAA, SOC2, GDPR, CCPA, NERC CIP, ISO, etc.
  • Experience leading cybersecurity assessment work (NIST) – risk and compliance, auditing controls, threat hunting, vulnerability management, incident response and IR plan development, network security, application security, etc.
  • Understanding of high-level application, database, and network security principles for risk identification, mitigation, and analysis
  • Experience developing cybersecurity architectural roadmaps, sub-domain strategies, product roadmaps, etc.
  • Comfortable leading teams and project managing end-to-end solutions, which could include strategy, design, development, testing and training, and/or ad hoc post-close remediation work
  • Ability to convey complex cybersecurity concepts to technical and non-technical audiences, including executives
  • Excellent organizational, presentation/facilitation, verbal, and written communication skills
  • Bonus experience – technology M&A/PE due diligence, vCISO projects, certifications like CISSP/CISM, cloud security
  • Willingness to travel for out of town client engagements – COVID-19 permitting

Ready to get started? Join our team and make an impact.

At West Monroe, our people are our business.

We pride ourselves on bringing a different mindset to consulting—and that takes a different approach: highly collaborative, flexible, and tenacious.

Our people-first culture is core to our identity. It’s something we care about, and something we strive to enrich and preserve. No hierarchies. No siloes. No egos. Just smart ideas, unique perspectives, and the drive to make an impact for our clients.

We also know that the best outcomes for both our people and our clients result from including diverse perspectives at the table. That’s why inclusion & diversity is one of our core values.

Every day our clients rely on us to help them tackle their greatest challenges, by strategically deploying technology through a business-focused and industry-specific lens. We bring together both the right knowledge and the right approach, so that they can capitalize on opportunities and deliver real results. That takes the right team. And that’s where you come in.

West Monroe Partners is an Equal Employment Opportunity Employer 
We believe in treating each employee and applicant for employment fairly and with dignity. We base our employment decisions on merit, experience, and potential, without regard to race, color, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, marital status, age, religion, disability, veteran status, or any other characteristic prohibited by federal, state or local law. To learn more about inclusion and diversity at West Monroe, visit

If you are based in California, we encourage you to read West Monroe’s Notice at Collection for California residents, provided pursuant to the California Consumer Privacy Act (CCPA) and linked here. 

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Chicago is our headquarters, our largest office, and where it all started. Located in the Loop, you’ll find representation across all practices and industries. As our first office, Chicago remains one of the firm’s main hubs for technology and innovation, relying on top talent from the area.

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What are West Monroe Perks + Benefits

West Monroe Benefits Overview

Choosing where to build your career is an important decision. Should you choose to build it with West Monroe, we take that commitment seriously.

We believe that when people get the support they need to thrive, they care more, do more, and achieve more. In fact, that’s our whole business strategy. So we strive to provide a total rewards model that illustrates our commitment to our people and their growth, creating value today, tomorrow, and well into the future. We invest in you through an attractive package of rewards that promotes your health and well-being, your financial future, your development, and your satisfaction and enjoyment at work.

Volunteer in local community
Partners with Nonprofits
Friends outside of work
Eat lunch together
Intracompany committees
Our Chiefs Program allows any employee to create a CXO (Chief “Something” Officer) role that is outside of their daily client service role such as Chief Outdoor Officer or Chief Snack Officer.
Open door policy
Group brainstorming sessions
Open office floor plan
Dedicated Diversity/Inclusion Staff
Unconscious bias training
Diversity Employee Resource Groups
West Monroe has six ERGs: Black Employee Network, Interfaith, Pan-Asian Network, SOMOS, WMPride, and Women's Leadership Network.
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Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
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Wellness Programs
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401(K) Matching
Company Equity
Employee Stock Purchase Plan
Performance Bonus
Match charitable contributions
Child Care & Parental Leave Benefits
Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
Company sponsored family events
Vacation & Time Off Benefits
Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
Paid Sick Days
Perks & Discounts
Beer on Tap
Commuter Benefits
Company Outings
Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
Recreational Clubs
Fitness Subsidies
Home Office Stipend for Remote Employees
Professional Development Benefits
Job Training & Conferences
Diversity Program
Lunch and learns
Cross functional training encouraged
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Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
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