About Brendan

Brendan is the managing partner of McKinsey’s Cleveland office and a leader of our global Healthcare Systems & Services Practice. Brendan is passionate about Ohio, and he supports leaders in the private and public sectors to revitalize major cities and to drive innovation, growth, and job creation in the state’s key industry clusters.

A key focus of Brendan’s client work is supporting healthcare organizations develop and deliver ambitious strategies for change—including M&A, initiatives to capitalize on economies of scale, skill and scope, and far-reaching performance transformations. To ensure that these efforts create sustained improvements, Brendan helps his clients shape extensive capability-building programs.

Since joining McKinsey in 1997, Brendan has served many leading healthcare institutions including national provider chains and regional health systems, academic medical centers, medical-supply and pharmaceutical distributors, and device manufacturers to improve population health and create sustainable healthcare-delivery systems. With the goal of simultaneously improving healthcare costs, outcomes, and patient experience, Brendan also helped launch McKinsey’s healthcare-analytics models, which combines benchmarking, performance tools, and advanced analytics.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Brendan served 6 years in the United States Air Force, including leading its sensitive intelligence operations for Asia–Pacific. After resigning his commission as captain in 1993, he consulted for the United States intelligence community.

Published work

How US healthcare companies can thrive amid disruption,” McKinsey & Company, June 2014

Previous experience

United States Air Force

United States Intelligence Community


University of Michigan
MBA (with distinction); MA, Asian studies

Amherst College
BA, mathematics