Based in the McKinsey Solutions and Knowledge Center, Paul heads our European, Middle East, and Africa client-service team for Periscope, a set of tools and approaches that use advanced analytics and big data to improve pricing, promotion, assortments, and performance management in marketing and sales. Paul’s work involves supporting clients with best practices, analytics, and capability building and advising companies in the business-to-business and banking sectors on performance management and pricing.
Paul brings clients the benefit of 30 years of experience in advising fast-moving consumer-goods companies on their sales and customer strategies. His marketing-and-sales expertise is matched with deep technological insight gained in an executive role at a US-based consulting and IT-services group.
Among his recent projects, Paul provided expertise for a customer- and account-management program at a personal-care company, a sales-excellence and channel-management initiative at a beverages company, and a marketing strategy at a food company.
Before joining McKinsey, Paul held leadership positions in a growth-strategy and consulting firm, a technology-solutions provider, and a global food company. He has a degree in marketing and management.
“Shelf assurance,” The Hub Marketing and Sales Magazine, June 2011
“Why not success?,” The Hub Marketing and Sales Magazine, February 2011
“Shopping optimized,” The Hub Marketing and Sales Magazine, April 2010
“The net brand effect,” The Hub Marketing and Sales Magazine, April 2009
Henry Rak Consulting Partners
Computer Sciences Corporation
Managing director, CRM practice
Sales management and marketing roles
James Madison University
BSc, marketing and management