Lenny is a co-founder of our Public Sector Practice. He directs our work with state and local governments and is part of the leadership team of the McKinsey Center for Government. 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 AB, magna cum laude, in economics from Harvard University and an MBA and certificate in public management from Stanford Graduate School of Business. He serves on the boards of several nonprofit organizations and business councils including the Bay Area Council, the Committee for Economic Development, the Council on Foreign Relations, the New America Foundation, and the Stanford Graduate School of Business Advisory Council. He is the founder and owner of Half Moon Bay Brewing Company, an oceanfront restaurant and brewpub in California.
“How to make a city great,” McKinsey & Company, September 2013
“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