Lenny is a co-founder of our Public Sector Practice and a director (senior partner) in the Washington DC and San Francisco offices. He directs our work with state and local governments and is part of the leadership team of the McKinsey Center for Government. Lenny led the Firm’s knowledge development efforts overseeing the McKinsey Global Institute and the Firm's communications, which includes the McKinsey Quarterly, and has served for a decade on the McKinsey Shareholder Council (its board of directors). Since joining McKinsey in 1983, he has helped numerous public-sector, nonprofit, and corporate clients address their most complex management challenges.
Lenny’s areas of expertise include globalization, corporate social responsibility, economic development, regulation, and education. Among other projects, he supported a government agency as it prepared to implement a major piece of legislation; this work included the creation of tracking and reporting tools, the formation of cross-agency teams to facilitate dialogue, and the design of a senior-level organizational structure for managing implementation. Lenny also recently helped an environmental nonprofit group create a five-year corporate strategy and a corresponding six-month work plan and assisted a hospital chain in implementing a large-scale lean transformation program.
Lenny holds an MBA and certificate in public management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He holds an AB, magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard University. Lenny serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and business councils. He is the Chairman Emeritus of the Bay Area Council and the Economic Institute of the Bay Area, and was vice-chair of the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. He serves on the boards of The New America Foundation, The Committee for Economic Development, Common Cause, California Forward, the Bay Area Science and Innovation Consortium, and The California Business for Educational Excellence Foundation, and he is Chairman of ChildenNow. He is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations and founder and chairman of Fuse Corps. He is the founder and owner of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, an oceanfront restaurant and brewpub in California.
“Better for less: Improving public sector performance on a tight budget” (PDF–749 KB), McKinsey Center for Government and McKinsey Global Institute, July 2011
“An economy that works: Job creation and America’s future,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2011
“The public-sector productivity imperative” (PDF–442 KB), McKinsey & Company, March 2011
“Growth and renewal in the United States: Retooling America’s economic engine,” McKinsey Global Institute, February 2011
“Growth and competitiveness in the United States: The role of its multinational companies,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2010
“How to compete and grow: A sector guide to policy,” McKinsey Global Institute, March 2010
“Changing the fortunes of America’s workforce: A human-capital challenge,” McKinsey Global Institute, June 2009
“How health care costs contribute to income disparity in the United States,” McKinsey Quarterly, April 2009
“The challenge of hiring and retaining women: An interview with the head of HR at eBay,” McKinsey Quarterly, September 2008
“Investing in sustainability: An interview with Al Gore and David Blood,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2007
“How can the American government meet its productivity challenge?” (PDF–140 KB), McKinsey & Company and the Brookings Institution, June 2006
“Cuts and taxes? Improve productivity first” (PDF), The Mercury News, March 8, 2004
||MBA in public administration
||AB in economics, magna cum laude