LOS ANGELES—West Monroe Partners announced the acquisition of CAST Management Consultants, a Los Angeles-based consulting firm specializing in performance optimization solutions for the financial services industry. CAST, founded in 1986, serves many of the nation's largest retail and commercial banks and insurance companies.
Nearly 20 CAST employees join West Monroe Partners' Financial Services practice. These include CAST's President and CEO, Thomas Collins, and Executive Vice President, Christopher Caulfield, who will become directors based in the firm's Los Angeles office.
"The addition of CAST bolsters our fast-growing local practice with accomplished consulting professionals who strengthen our financial services subject matter expertise and provide a strong fit with our culture and business priorities," says Ken Siegman, Senior Director and Leader of West Monroe Partners' Los Angeles office. "Together, we can bring valuable new resources and insights that will help our respective clients adapt quickly in an increasingly complex financial services environment."
The acquisition combines West Monroe's technology expertise and knowledge of commercial lending and treasury services process optimization with CAST's capabilities in commercial banking delivery model design, data-driven organizational transformation, retail banking digital channel optimization, and risk and regulatory solutions, says Gil Mermelstein, managing director and leader of West Monroe Partners' Financial Services practice.
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