West Monroe Partners has hired Mark Huson as a Director for its Pacific Northwest M&A practice, he will co-lead the practice from the firm’s Seattle Office. Huson brings more than 18 years of experience to the firm, much of it within M&A, at a time when M&A activity remains relatively hot.
Prior to joining West Monroe Partners, Mark Huson was a Director at PwC for more than three years. In the role, based in Seattle, Huson supported the firm’s strategic and private equity clients with a range of M&A services, including everything from due diligence to post-deal integration planning, execution and optimisation. Previously, between 2006 and 2013, Huson worked at Kaiser Associates, where he rose to the rank of Vice President. The role included leading the firm’s US Technology & Communications practice, as well as founding the firm’s Seattle office. Earlier roles include Associate at Booz Allen & Hamilton, between 2004 and 2006, and Consultant at Andersen Consulting (now Accenture), within its Financial Services practice, where he started his career in 1998.
Huson holds a Bachelor of Science in Commerce from Santa Clara University and a Masters of Business Administration in International Management from Georgetown University.
Huson joins West Monroe Partners’ Seattle office as a Director and co-leader of the firm’s Pacific Northwest Mergers & Acquisitions practice. The addition adds more than 18 years of consulting experience, much of it within the M&A segment, to the practice; Huson will be tasked with supporting the firm's clients with M&A deals – a market which has been buoyant over the past years, last year hitting $4.9 trillion globally in more than 7,500 deals, up from $3.5 trillion the year previous.
Brian Paulen, Managing Director and Leader of West Monroe’s Seattle office, says, “Mark is an accomplished consultant and a proven practice leader with the right blend of functional, industry, and technology expertise necessary to tackle the complexities of a merger, acquisition or other transaction. His track record for driving transaction value is exemplary, and he brings valuable strategic and tactical experience to our clients in the Pacific Northwest and beyond.”
Huson says that this is an “exciting time” to be helping organisations evaluate, pursue and execute transactions as a path to growth and differentiation. He adds, “West Monroe Partners has distinguished itself as a firm that is able to support organisations from deal evaluation and integration strategy to execution and beyond. I look forward to lending my experience and also continuing to refine my skills as part of our accomplished team.”