Management consulting firm Kurt Salmon is pleased to welcome Shahryar Shaghaghi as a partner in its CIO Advisory Practice.

Mr. Shaghaghi, who will be based out of the firm’s New York office, has more than 25 years of experience with information technology, specializing in strategy, transformation and operations for leading financial services companies, manufacturers, health care, and retail and consumer products and services companies.

“As the pace of technological change continues to accelerate, it’s even more important that organizations have a strong IT strategy and efficient operations in place,” Mr. Shaghaghi said. “At Kurt Salmon, I look forward to helping my clients navigate this constantly evolving environment to improve performance and better position themselves for future growth.”

Mr. Shaghaghi joins Kurt Salmon from Citigroup, where he led a number of key strategic and reengineering initiatives for both the Global Operations and Technology group and the Citi Transaction Services team. He also has extensive consulting experience, having worked for Deloitte, PricewaterhouseCoopers and Accenture.

Dr. Daryouche Behboudi, head of the CIO Advisory Practice in North America, praised Mr. Shaghaghi’s laser focus on providing value to clients.

“We’re very excited that Shahryar has joined our team,” he said. “He will help our clients improve their operations, strengthen their organizations and develop overall strategies for growth.”