West Monroe Acquires 71 & Change, Scaling Organizational Change Management Services to Meet Growing Demand

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The acquisition of 71 & Change expands West Monroe’s organizational change management services by adding depth, breadth and scale to leadership. Organizations in all industries are undergoing transformational changes as they go digital – transformations that require an enormous amount of change management – and West Monroe needs the additional skills, capabilities and tools of 71 & Change to meet them. to this request.

This addition brings industry-recognized change management methodologies, along with the right digital tools needed for our clients to go digital. The acquisition nearly doubles West Monroe’s organizational change management team nationwide and brings an infusion of talent to the company’s growing West Coast presence to better meet growing customer demand.

“We are constantly evaluating opportunities to better serve our customers in their digital journeys, and 71 & Change is a great fit in adding complementary services and much-needed scale,” said Tom Bolger, Chief Strategy Officer of West Monroe. “In fact, we experienced 71 & Change’s advisory and execution services first hand when we partnered on our own recent acquisitions. I’m excited to continue working with their talented team, but this time at within West Monroe.”

71 & Change, founded in 2016 and based in Portland, Oregon, with an office in Seattle, serves leading clients in the Pacific Northwest, helping them with change consulting, analysis, project execution and management. With nearly 70% of the business comprised of female talent, this acquisition reinforces West Monroe’s commitment to attracting and retaining diverse talent. Together, the company’s organizational change management team will be able to dive into the untapped potential of the West Coast by building its market-leading change management leadership.

West Monroe’s acquisition of 71 & Changes comes at a time when there is a growing need to adapt and hone today’s workforce to new circumstances and technologies. Today’s typical organization has undertaken five major enterprise-wide changes in the past three years – and nearly 75% plan to increase the types of major change initiatives they will undertake over the next three years. The organization and change management consulting procurement category is also expected to grow at a CAGR of 24.6% from 2020 to 2024.

“We are delighted to welcome the 71 & Change team to West Monroe, a well-recognized organization in the marketplace with deep expertise in change management approaches and technologies,” said Mike Hughes, Managing Partner and Head of operations best practice at West Monroe. . “With our combined team and experience, we will be able to drive even more successful organizational transformations, creating even greater value for our clients.”

Founded in 2002, West Monroe has grown at a CAGR of 30% and gained national recognition as a preferred alternative to larger professional services firms. While many of its competitors specialize in strategy or implementation, or business or technology, West Monroe is built on the principle that all of its employees are fully proficient in strategy, implementation, business and technology. The company brings together industry-led, multidisciplinary teams of experts who help clients become digital leaders in their industries at a time when digital leadership has never been more critical to business success.

About West Monroe

West Monroe is a digital services company born in tech, but built for business. It partners with companies in transformative industries to deliver quantifiable financial value. We believe digital is a mindset – not a project, a team, or a destination – and it’s something companies become, not something they do. That’s why we work in diverse, multidisciplinary teams that combine management consulting, digital design and product engineering to move businesses from traditional ways of working to digital operating models and create experiences that transcend worlds. digital and physical. Bound by the 13 founding values ​​that drive our culture, our 2,100 employees work collaboratively across the company with the belief that our customers’ success is our success. Visit WestMonroe.com to learn more.

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