Penny Wand, West Monroe Partners

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Penny Wand, Data Engineering & Analytics Senior Partner, West Monroe Partners

Penny helps clients achieve strategic goals and objectives through building and enhancing data and analytic capabilities, from strategy through execution. She is best known for bridging business and technology to create value and recognizes there is no such thing as “build it and they will come”.  An enthusiastic storyteller, Penny’s diverse background across multiple industries, roles, and firm sizes provides unique perspective. Penny’s curious nature and formal educational background combine to create a unique ability to understand complex problems and distill them into components to help create, communicate, and execute on a vision.

Penny joined West Monroe as a Partner in 2018 from Pariveda Solutions technical consultancy, where she was a Vice President responsible for growing the business by delighting customers through delivering results and developing teams. During her six-year leadership tenure, the Chicago team tripled and expanded their capabilities equally. Prior to that, she worked within and consulted for firms ranging from startups to Fortune 100 companies across multiple industries in roles from Engineering, Software, Sales, Program Management and Business Unit CIO roles to Professional Services. She graduated with Honor from Michigan Technological University with a Bachelor’s in Electrical Engineering.

Penny was honored with an inaugural award for Women Leaders in Technology by Consulting Magazine in 2019. Penny has also won multiple Sequoia Awards, West Monroe’s highest honor for leadership in People Development.

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