About Brad

Brad is a senior member of Digital McKinsey in North America and is a leader in McKinsey's Big Data Practice and McKinsey's Center for Business Technology, the firm's research arm on emerging technology trends.

He works with corporations to restructure their operations, IT organizations, and systems plans; implement best-in-class infrastructure improvements; and devise competitive IT strategies. He has particular expertise in the insurance sector and in financial services, where he serves a number of major financial institutions on an ongoing basis.

Recent engagements have included:

  • working with a company's management team to make targeted investments in specific underwriting approaches, models, external data, and architectural changes
  • developing a digital innovation agenda for a financial services company
  • working with the head of a global company to design and implement a more efficient global IT model
  • leading an effort with a US- headquartered company to redesign its operations footprint, processes, and supporting technology, reducing run rate expenses by over 20 percent while improving turnaround time and producer productivity directing the speed-to-market and new-product development efforts within a national player

Published work

"View from the front line of the data-analytics revolution," McKinsey Quarterly, March 2014

"Mobilizing your C-suite for big-data analytics," McKinsey Quarterly, November 2013

"Mobility Disruption: A CIO Perspective," (PDF-637 KB), Brad Brown, Janaki Akella, Greg Gilbert, Lawrence Wong, September 2012

"Elevating Technology on the Boardroom Agenda," (PDF-801 KB), Brad Brown, Michael Bloch, Chris Ip, August 2012

"Perspectives on digital business," McKinsey Center for Business Technology, 2012

"How strategic is our technology agenda?" McKinsey Quarterly, October 2011

"Are you ready for the era of 'big data'?" McKinsey Quarterly, October 2011

"Capturing the upside of technology-driven threats," (PDF-2.7 MB), Brad Brown, Seth Schuler, and Johnson Sikes, October 2011

"How a grocery giant puts technology at the center of innovation: An interview with Coop Centrale's CEO Massimo Bongiovanni," Brad Brown, Lorenzo Forina, and Johnson Sikes, September 2011

"Big data: The next frontier for innovation, competition, and productivity," McKinsey Global Institute, Spring 2011

Past experience

Arthur D. Little, Inc.
Managing Director


University of Pennsylvania, Wharton

Dartmouth College
BA, engineering