Each month we highlight a different Dare to be Great employee who embodies the Uncommon Blend or Challenge Accepted attitude that makes West Monroe Partners and everyone that works here so unique! This month, meet Jon Magin, a Senior Manager in West Monroe’s Mergers & Acquisitions practice, based in Seattle.
How did you get started at West Monroe?
I was working in college at a fast-growth startup and my boss stopped by my desk and asked me to call this guy named Tom – some sort of consultant that could help us grow. That guy turned out to be Tom Bolger, now senior managing director of strategic growth, responsible for geographic expansion, mergers and acquisitions, and strategy for West Monroe. I called him up and we ended up doing the project with West Monroe: Tom was the Project Manager, with Jerin May as the business analyst. I was heading down the accounting path, but after seeing what West Monroe did, became interested in shifting paths.
What is your proudest or coolest accomplishment at West Monroe?
I’m really proud of helping to grow the Seattle office to its current size while maintaining its unique culture and atmosphere.
How do you identify as part of the Uncommon Blend?
I think my part of the uncommon blend is contributing to our ability to execute a wide range of projects. I’ve been lucky enough to be part of major initiatives across many industries and types of projects in my time here. This has been great for personal development, but also allows me to offer new views to each client based on learnings/background I’ve gained from other experiences.
If you were trapped on a deserted island, who from West Monroe would you bring and why?
I have a super practical answer: Evan Callendar (hunting skills), Kyle Hutchins (Montana know-how, plus music), and Adela Schoolderman & Jen Schauer (outdoor survivalists).