– Brooke, the Vice President of OrgSolutions, came to McKinsey after finishing her Ph.D. in international education at Stanford. After a few years as a generalist, she was asked to lead one of our new client service lines in Asia:
“Being an entrepreneur is at the core of what I love about McKinsey Solutions; it’s what led me to this group and what keeps me here. When I was a senior engagement manager (I’d been at the firm about three-and-a-half years), my mentors created a huge opportunity for me: they asked me to lead OrgSolutions for Asia. I knew little about the region and had no strong relationships in place, but I was so deeply motivated by the trust the firm placed in me and excited by all the possibilities, that I accepted the challenge and moved from D.C. to Seoul. I spent more than three years in that role and it was a career highlight for me.
Now, I lead global services for OrgSolutions and our Americas client service team. I help to identify ways for us to grow and expand, and I help clients leverage our tools and services to achieve impact. I own the OrgTools portfolio, which means I get to think through the entire product strategy, including technical design and development and the go-to-market plan for multiple solutions. It’s like working in a start-up with McKinsey’s culture, incredibly committed and accomplished people, and stability.
Outside of the office, I love spending time with my family, especially my wonderful children, Ava (2) and Alejandro (3). I love to run, and I’m having a great time exploring Minnesota, where we recently moved. I also try to pay the fantastic mentorship I’ve received at McKinsey forward inside the firm and externally, as a board member of WomenVenture, an organization that supports female entrepreneurs.”
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