Shelly Kilpatrick

Industry veteran appointed to leadership role after guiding team through rapid growth for more than three years

AUSTIN, Texas – Sept. 30, 2020 – 9Gauge Partners LLC, a management advisory and consulting firm, announced that Shelly Kilpatrick has been promoted to Practice Director.  In her new role, she will oversee the company’s Management Consulting practice, a team dedicated to aligning with clients to advise and deliver solutions from business strategy and financial operations to automation and process improvement.

Previously, Shelly was a Director with 9Gauge for more than three years. She delivered a wide variety of financial expertise to clients, including helping companies streamline accounting and finance organizations, improving financial processes and audit readiness, and assisting with sell-side readiness and post-acquisition integrations. In her new role, she will apply her 25 years of experience to lead the Management Consulting Practice’s strategy, growth, and team.

Additionally, Shelly’s experiences that will benefit 9Gauge client success include:

  • Serving as a trusted advisor for CEOs, board members, and PE firms of public, pre-IPO, private, and non-profit companies across multiple industries.
  • Leading over 30 merger and acquisition projects across multiple organizations, from sell-side readiness, through buy-side due diligence, closing support and post-acquisition integration.
  • Guiding the development program for internal 9Gauge team members through rapid expansion and 40 percent growth.

“I am truly proud to be part of such a dynamic, growing consulting firm, and humbled with the opportunity to lead the Management Consulting Practice into the next decade,” said Kilpatrick. “I look forward to working with our outstanding team on expanding our capabilities and footprint as we deliver consulting services that propel our clients through phases of growth and transformation.”

9Gauge, headquartered in Austin, serves clients nationwide and was recently named the Inc. 5000 fastest private growing companies in America for the sixth year in a row, and the Inc. 5000 best places to work in 2020.

“We are thrilled with the contributions Shelly has made to our clients and the firm,” said Brian White, Founder and Managing Partner of 9Gauge Partners LLC. “We have built a high-performing team at 9Gauge, and Shelly is a passionate, high integrity leader who values our people, is committed to their development and growth, and strives for excellence in all she does.  She is a relationship-driven leader who will expand our team and capabilities, and inspire others to deliver high-value client service consistently.”

About 9Gauge Partners:

9Gauge Partners is a management advisory and 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. We offer organizations executive advisory, financial operations, business systems support, expert resource capacity, and M&A assistance. 9Gauge is a business partner that helps companies accelerate their vision, bridging the present to the future. For more information, contact us.