AUSTIN, Texas — 9Gauge Partners, a national management consulting firm, is expanding business and has named Ross Mesquita as Director of Business Development. He will lead sales efforts in the Dallas-Fort Worth market.

Ross brings substantial industry experience to the firm with more than 20 years of success in sales, leadership, and business development. He led teams that engaged over 300 consultants and generated over $100M in annual revenue. Ross’ career features key roles at RGP, Enron, and various banking and consulting companies.

Ross is a board member at the nonprofit All Community Outreach (ACO), an organization that helps neighbors and friends facing homelessness, hunger, and financial crisis in his hometown of Allen and across Collin County, Texas. 

“When a candidate comes highly referred by a trusted source, I pay close attention,” said Jonathan Hines, Partner in Firm Development at 9Gauge Partners.  “Ross brings tremendous experience, a solid approach to solving business needs, and is a great culture fit for the 9Gauge family.  I am excited to watch his success with 9Gauge and look forward to working with him.”

The following is our interview with Ross, who describes his experiences and vision for 9Gauge:

9Gauge:  What interested you about 9Gauge that made you want to join the company?

Ross Mesquita Director of Business Development

Ross: I was introduced to 9Gauge’s founder Brian White through a mutual business contact.  I was very impressed with the story that Brian shared about 9Gauge, mainly he and his leadership team’s focus on the company’s core values – People, Passion, Integrity, Excellence, Relationships, and Value.  At the time I met Brian, I had already decided to leave RGP, but I had not yet decided what I wanted to do next.  That said, I did know that company culture would be the most important criterion as I evaluated the next step in my career.  Brian asked me to visit with Jonathan Hines, and we clicked during that first call; our discussion continued over the next several weeks that helped me decide that 9Gauge was the place I wanted to be.

9Gauge: More specifically, what do you believe is the value in 9Gauge’s delivery model and service offering?

Ross: When working with a client, we view ourselves as an extension of the client’s team – meaning that our approach is extremely collaborative and customized.  We communicate often and effectively, ensuring a “no surprises” approach to each client interaction. 

Another important and valuable aspect of the 9Gauge delivery model is that we deliver solutions as a project team. This approach enables the client to get the right level of experience and expertise for each task of an engagement at a fair value.

9Gauge is also recognized for providing excellence.  We have been named NetSuite’s Partner of the Year two years in a row and were named a Partner Rising Star by Adaptive Planning in 2018.  9Gauge also works with several Private Equity firms that routinely call us to assist their portfolio companies.

9Gauge: Describe what a client should expect from working with you and 9Gauge.

Ross:  Excellence. Responsiveness. Flexibility. Clients who work with 9Gauge and me should expect that they have engaged a partner and firm that focuses on bringing customized solutions to solve their problems and challenges.  Sometimes we will determine 9Gauge is not the right answer, and in those cases, we will do all that we can to help find the appropriate solution for our clients.

About 9Gauge Partners

9Gauge Partners is a management consulting firm that supports business leaders to make better, data-driven decisions as they navigate through growth, pivots, and change. Our fractional business model brings clients the right resources with the right experience at the right time. When deploying our consulting teams, we flex our capacity to match our clients’ needs, thereby creating a sum greater than the individual parts. We offer organizations executive advisory, financial operations, and business systems support expert resource capacity, and inorganic or M&A assistance. 9Gauge is a business partner that can help companies accelerate their vision, bridging the present to where a company envisions itself to be.

Contact Ross by phone 630.607.2546 or email rmesquita@9gague.com / Also, connect with Ross on LinkedIn!