Senior Manager, Technology Mergers and Acquisitions Advisory at West Monroe

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West Monroe isn’t a start-up consulting firm, but we act like one.

 

From day one, our people have the opportunity to make a definitive personal impact for their clients and their careers. What does this mean? It means we seek out the best of the best, and then we challenge them to make us better. 

 

Think you’re up to the challenge? 

 

West Monroe Partners is seeking a Consulting Manager with prior experience in and a strong passion for technology M&A to join our Chicago office and National M&A practice.  Our Chicago office serves an array of interesting and exciting Private Equity and Corporate Strategic clients across the nation.

As Consulting Manager in our Mergers & Acquisitions practice, you will serve Private Equity and Strategic clients with a focus on software, TMT, and tech-enabled services businesses across the transaction lifecycle – from platform acquisitions to mergers/integrations to corporate divestiture/carve-out transactions, including sell-side readiness, pre-close technology and operations due diligence, Day 1 readiness planning, and post-close technology execution management.

In addition to client delivery, you will have the opportunity to assist with business development (hunting new clients and building relationship with existing), along with contributing to internal practice development leadership. Managers within West Monroe have three main responsibilities:

Client Delivery

·       Lead teams serving Private Equity and Corporate Strategic buyers while demonstrating advisory capabilities with high level client counterparts such as CTOs, CIOs, and Technology Operating Partners

·       Manage fast-paced technology due diligence engagements for Private Equity clients, with an ability to evaluate the technology systems and operations of a business and identify compliance, operations, revenue, and growth risks.

·       Evaluate and recommend initiatives to improve software, TMT, and tech-enabled services organizations, particularly Product Management and R&D / Product Development functions to support our clients’ investment theses

·       Lead and program manage technology planning, strategy, and post-close engagements in complex transactions (post-merger integration and carve-out/divestitures) focused on Product Strategy, Target Operating Model development, cloud migration, digital transformation, and other value-based initiatives

·       Interface with all levels of business and technology leadership at clients

·       Manage project economics including project budget tracking, client invoicing, and receivables management.     

Practice Development

·       Build data-driven methodologies and assets for evaluating software businesses in a due diligence capacity, and manage related internal initiatives

·       Enhance analysis and presentation frameworks used in technology due diligence and technology advisory engagements

·       Collaborate with a team of software, infrastructure, and security 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

·       Assist with company campus and experienced recruiting 

Business Development

·       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

·       Initiate and lead business development meetings with prospective clients

·       Actively participate in Technology M&A industry events

·       Understand client investment needs/constraints and help tailor proposals appropriately to meet their needs

·       Attend networking events and actively build and leverage a professional network and affiliate network in the local community 

Qualifications:

·       Minimum of 8+ years participating in team-based, client-facing management or technology consulting or IT M&A experience at corporate strategic client

·       Minimum of 3+ years executing IT application (e.g. ERP, custom development) or infrastructure implementation projects

·       Experienced in specific technology sub-sectors (e.g. FinTech, Healthcare IT, Marketing Tech, etc.) preferred, but not mandatory

·       Experience in a M&A-centric role, preferably with Private Equity investors, and with experience in SaaS or software company mergers/integrations, and/or carve-outs/divestitures

·       Excellent organizational, verbal and written communication skills

·       Proven ability to lead others in official (mentor) responsibilities as well as informal coaching

·       In-depth knowledge of project planning methodologies and software development life cycles 

·       Experience farming new business from existing clients and managing client relationships

·       Strong analytical, problem solving, and quality assurance experience

·       Strong communication skills to be able to work with C-level clients

·       Ability to travel up to 50%; Travel is short term (2-3 days on-site per diligence project, 50-75% during post-close carve-out execution)

·       Ability to work permanently in the United States without sponsorship

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Location

311 W. Monroe Street, Chicago, IL 60606

An Insider's view of West Monroe

How do you collaborate with other teams in the company?

West Monroe's collaborative culture allows you to grow professionally by working across practices, industries and offices - all while creating value for the client.

Kirsten

Manager, Mergers & Acquisitions

What makes someone successful on your team?

If you refuse to shy away from a challenge and enjoy working with an intelligent group of people that genuinely care about those around them, your success will be imminent at West Monroe.

Adam

Manager, Technology

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.

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401(K) Matching
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Employee Stock Purchase Plan
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Generous Parental Leave
Flexible Work Schedule
Remote Work Program
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Unlimited Vacation Policy
Paid Volunteer Time
Paid Holidays
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Beer on Tap
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Stocked Kitchen
Some Meals Provided
Happy Hours
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