Eric is a leader in our Public Sector Practice in the Americas. Since joining McKinsey in 1997, he has become an expert on performance transformation in complex public institutions, government leadership development and transition, and partnerships among the public, private, and social sectors. He directs the McKinsey Center for Government’s work on government innovation.
Among his recent projects, Eric helped a US government entity prioritize its strategic initiatives and allocate resources, advised a government agency as it redesigned its headquarters’ organization and processes to better serve its divisions in the field, and supported a nonprofit’s efforts to improve the quality of its decision making. Eric has also worked with public- and social-sector organizations on disaster relief and reconstruction efforts. For example, he helped establish the Interim Haiti Recovery Commission, the planning body for all recovery efforts in Haiti following the January 2010 earthquake.
Eric holds a JD and a BA, both from Yale University. He has a passion for the performing arts, and he sits on the boards of Arena Stage and Blue Line Arts, a nonprofit theater company he co-founded. In 2010, he was named one of Fortune’s “40 Under 40 Most Influential Leaders in Business Worldwide.”
“Innovation in government: Kenya and Georgia,” McKinsey Quarterly, September 2011
“A development agenda for Haiti’s new government,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2011
“Improving worker performance in the US government,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2009
“Take charge—without taking over” (PDF–387 KB), Transforming Government, 2008
“Getting the right help to the right people in the wake of a natural disaster: What the private sector can do.” Research and recommendations prepared for the Clinton Global Initiative, 2007
“Federal legal constraints on profiling and watch lists,” Protecting America’s Freedom in the Information Age, Markle Task Force on National Security in the Information Age, 2002
|Obama-Biden Transition Project
|Blue Line Arts
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|US Department of Justice, Office of Special Investigations
|Yale Law School