Managing Director, Technology M&A at West Monroe (Chicago, IL)

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West Monroe has an immediate opportunity for a former strategic technology leader to join our Mergers & Acquisitions practice as a Director specializing in Technology, M&A in the HighTech/Product/SaaS sector.  This role will focus on providing technology-centric M&A services and thought leadership to leading private equity investors and operating partners in a due diligence and post-close technology advisory capacity. This technology leader will be responsible for being an expert in evaluating and improving HighTech/Product/SaaS businesses.

Directors within West Monroe have three main responsibilities:

Client Delivery

  • Lead teams serving the Private Equity industry while demonstrating strategic advisory capabilities with high level client counterparts such as CTOs, CIOs, and Operating Partners
  • Interface with all levels of business and technology leadership at clients 
  • Evaluate and recommend initiatives to improve SaaS organizations, particularly Product Management and R&D / Product Development functions to support Client’s investment theses 
  • Lead strategy engagements in complex transactions (post-merger integration and carve-out/divestitures) focused on Product Strategy, Target Operating Model development, Cloud, Digital and other value-based initiatives
  • Interface and lead strategic conversations with CIO Operating Executives and CTO/CIOs 

Practice Development

  • Collaborate with team leadership to ensure alignment with culture, define the strategic direction of the M&A team, and actively lead entrepreneurial activities to expand offerings and the skills of the team
  • Build data-driven methodologies for evaluating software businesses in a due diligence capacity 
  • Collaborate with Technology and Security/Infrastructure team leadership to provide consistency across entire software due diligence processes/deliverables
  • Coach and manage a team of software architects and consultants in order to elevate the technology advisory capabilities of the M&A team  
  • Actively participate in the performance management process
  • Actively participate in recruiting and retaining top quality consultants

Business Development

  • Initiate and lead business development meetings with prospective clients
  • Actively participate in Technology M&A industry events and speak at industry conferences & events 
  • Understand client investment needs/constraints and help tailor proposals appropriately to meet their needs
  • Identify and initiate opportunities to provide post-close technology advisory for middle-market technology businesses; collaborate with practice partners to support these opportunities 
  • Create work plans, pricing estimates, and risk assessments for prospects
  • Attend networking events and actively build and leverage a professional network and affiliate network in the local community 


  • Minimum of 15-18 years participating in team-based, client-facing business and technology consulting services or CTO/CIO roles 
  • Must have experience in a CTO, CIO, and/or software product executive role in a SaaS product business 
  • Experienced in specific technology sub-sectors (e.g. FinTech, Healthcare IT, Marketing Tech, etc.)
  • Strong experience in strategic and financial investment planning with a software organization
  • Proven leader with extensive ability to build collaborative relationships with team members, foster a productive team environment, and coach staff with timely, meaningful written and verbal feedback
  • Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong communication skills to be able to work with C-level clients Overlaps with one above
  • A Bachelor’s degree in Computer Science, MIS or equivalent is preferred
  • Ability to travel approximately 40%

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.
Hiring Practices that Promote Diversity
Health Insurance & Wellness Benefits
Flexible Spending Account (FSA)
Dental Benefits
Vision Benefits
Health Insurance Benefits
Life Insurance
Wellness Programs
Mental Health Benefits
Retirement & Stock Options Benefits
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
Game Room
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
Promote from within
Mentorship program
Online course subscriptions available
Paid industry certifications

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