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McKinsey Q&A: Nicolas

– Meet Nicolas, a solution general manager with Periscope, a McKinsey Solution that focuses on improving pricing, promotions, assortment and performance management. Nicolas is based in our Luxembourg office:

Nicolas

Interviewer: What is your favorite thing about McKinsey?

Nicolas: McKinsey's access to top clients continually impresses me. McKinsey works for companies that matter locally and globally. And we collaborate with leaders on core issues that are top of mind to them.

Interviewer: What is a day in the life?

Nicolas: As a solution general manager, I manage a small (~50 people) company inside McKinsey, called Periscope. A typical day includes thinking strategically about the next innovation to bring value to our clients, working with clients, planning with my team, and resolving urgent operational issues.

Interviewer: What are you looking forward to?

Nicolas: Over the next few months, we’ll release several new applications for our clients. These will leverage the latest technology to help our clients’ sales reps transform the way they work. It’s exhilarating.

Interviewer: What are your passions/hobbies?

Nicolas: I spend most of my free time with my family (three children, fourth coming soon) and working around my house. I have a big garden and a woodworking workshop where I enjoy building furniture. I also run and cycle throughout the week.