About Brian

Brian is a thought leader and seasoned consultant, with more than 20 years experience leading insight-driven enterprise transformations. He has worked with executives across the banking, insurance, retail, consumer goods, and telecommunications sectors to deploy sophisticated analytics to inform strategic decisions.

As an advisor to executives, Brian helps define a compelling vision for analytics transformation and then leads the resulting change journey. He leads the knowledge development agenda for McKinsey Analytics, shaping our efforts to develop cutting-edge analytics approaches to support our clients’ decision making in the C-suite and at every level of the organization.

Brian closely tracks innovations at the intersection of advanced analytics, artificial intelligence, machine learning, design thinking, and behavioral decision making. A frequent speaker at industry events, he has numerous publications and holds two patents.

Before joining McKinsey in 2017, Brian worked at Accenture, where he held several leadership roles and launched Accenture Analytics in 2009.

Published Work

A manual for the data-driven finance chief,” CFO Magazine, November 6, 2015

Integrate analytics across your entire business,” Harvard Business Review, October 2014

Beware the analytics bottleneck,” Harvard Business Review blog, September 29, 2014

Past experience

Accenture
Managing director for analytics strategy and innovation;
Managing director for financial services analytics

Education

University College Cork
BSc, mathematics and statistics; MSc, statistics