Eric is the global leader of McKinsey’s High Tech, Media & Entertainment, and Telecommunications Practices. Since joining, he has served high-tech and industrial companies across the value chain, including large telecommunications operators, prominent software companies, leading technology conglomerates, and semiconductor companies. Additionally, Eric leads the firm’s initiative to serve fast-growth, business-to-business technology companies.
Deeply committed to McKinsey’s gender research, Eric leads the firm’s partnership with LeanIn.Org to develop a holistic diagnostic and longitudinal benchmark to understand how McKinsey can help companies create an environment for women to succeed in the workforce.
Eric is also a member of the Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice, where he has played an important role in advancing McKinsey’s work in corporate growth. As a thought leader at McKinsey, Eric is a sought-after speaker and author.
Eric’s recent work includes:
- leading a complete turnaround of one of the world's largest storage players—including strategy, M&A, integration, and transformation—doubling the size of the company
- guiding the platform transformation of a leading business-to-business software and media company, including rebasing costs, developing the platform strategy, executing the transition plan, and redesigning the organization
- steering the restructuring of a midsize software company, including the transformation office, pricing execution, back-end process redesign, sourcing, and strategy
- leading the sales transformation of one of the world's largest tech companies, and building capabilities to develop and sell solutions for analytics and digital
Outside of McKinsey, Eric serves on the boards of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, the UCLA Anderson School of Management, and the Hopkins School, and he is a member of the Young Presidents’ Organization. Eric is an avid and competitive golfer, skier, and Yankees fan.
“Slow path to gender equality in the workplace,” CNBC, October 2015
“A future without industries,” Techonomy, November 2014
Select Published work
“What’s stalling progress for women at work?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2016
“Breaking down the gender challenge,” McKinsey Quarterly, March 2016
“Grow fast or die slow: The double-edged sword of M&A,” McKinsey & Company, October 2015
“Women in the workplace,” McKinsey & Company, September 2015
“How advancing women’s equality can add $12 trillion to global growth,” McKinsey Global Institute, September 2015
“How should you tap into Silicon Valley?,” McKinsey Quarterly, September 2015
“Grow fast or die slow: Pivoting beyond the core,” McKinsey & Company, April 2015
“Grow fast or die slow,” McKinsey & Company, April 2014
“Breaking through the start-up stall zone,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 2014
Financial engineering and operations research
Material science and engineering