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Junaid Samnani

Managing Director, Head of Transformation
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Junaid Samnani

Junaid is a Managing Director and Head of Accordion’s Transformation practice with nearly two decades of experience in numerous consulting leadership roles. His specific expertise includes performance improvement, technology transformation, merger integration, and divestitures. Over the course of his career, Junaid has led engagements for public and private organizations and has serviced more than 30 private equity firms.

Representative engagements span a variety of industries, including: retail, technology, financial services, energy, and healthcare. Junaid has led engagements for Platinum Equity, GTCR, Brookfield, Renovo Capital, Prophet Equity, Juggernaut Capital, Gauge Capital, Waud Capital, Wingate Capital, AV Capital, and others.

Prior to joining Accordion, Junaid was a Managing Director at Riveron, where he helped clients develop and execute strategies to drive operational improvement focused on revenue enhancement, cost reduction, and working capital improvement. He also led the technology / digital practice, where he worked with organizations to enhance business performance by leveraging best-in-class, cloud-based technologies to drive automation and improve operational efficiencies.

Before Riveron, Junaid held leadership roles at Accenture and Huron Consulting that focused on finance strategy and transformation. He began his career in investment banking for Merrill Lynch in Chicago.

He regularly speaks at conferences and webinars about technology’s role in delivering operational efficiencies for organizations.

Junaid received a B.S. in Finance and Accounting from DePaul University.

“Strength and growth come only through continuous effort and struggle.” — Napoleon Hill

Something You Should Know

  • Travels to a different country every year
  • Started investing in the stock market when he was 10
  • Passionate about Chicago sports


  • Led large multi-year transformation projects at Kellogg, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Walmart and AT&T
  • Worked with 30+ Private Equity Sponsors
  • Leader in growing consulting practice with over 200+ consultants and 7+ geographic locations