West Monroe Partners has doubled its Minneapolis, Minnesota, office space to support its organic growth plans. The firm’s regional focus is shifting further from M&A support to a range of issues related to digital, customer experience and operations excellence.
The plans by West Monroe Partners sees the management consultancy take up an additional 4,000 square feet at its current office in Minneapolis' Colwell building, expanding its total presence to around 8,000 square feet. The expanded office space has been leased until 2022.
The move reflects the expanding service portfolio of the Minnesota-based office (founded in 2013), from its original focus on M&A and post-merger integration offerings to a wider range of business consulting services geared at clients in industries including manufacturing and distribution, healthcare and private equity. Among the propositions earmarked as main growth areas are digital transformation, customer experience and operations excellence.
The expansion provides a number of new features to the firm’s Minneapolis office space, including an additional conference and phone space to conduct business with both local and national clients. The dangers of a sedentary lifestyle, is also to be tackled through the addition of various ergonomic and health-oriented features, including standing desks. The new space, whose distinctive characteristics of Warehouse District buildings, will further be used to greet and meet with clients, host events and provide training for new staff.
Tom Ewers, West Monroe Partners’ Minneapolis office leader, remarks, “Getting to open the practice here in Minneapolis was a highlight for our company and we are excited to be able to grow our presence here. This expansion will help foster future growth by giving our consultants an open and collaborative workspace so they can transform our clients’ businesses through both strategic and technological solutions.”
Across the US, West Monroe has grown to 11 offices from its beginnings in Chicago in 2002 by four former Arthur Andersen executives.