Maggie combines a sophisticated engineering background with a hands-on ability to get top performance from technical organizations. She helps lead strategic operational-improvement programs that increase efficiency and create opportunities for business expansion.
Working mostly with companies in the high-tech and advanced industrial sectors, Maggie looks at end-to-end M&A to identify sources of value in transactions and integration. Through margin transformations—rethinking procurement, redesigning sales functions, and redeveloping go-to-market strategies—she helps executives manage costs and pursue market opportunities. When supporting pre- and postmerger initiatives, Maggie looks for the transformational opportunities that can be unlocked by optimizing combined operations.
Examples of her recent client work include:
- leading mergers totaling $35 billion in value
- identifying and implementing more than $250 million in cost synergies in a merger for an advanced-electronics company within 18 months of deal closure
- supporting major acquisitions for leading high-tech companies by developing go-to-market strategies and pursuing transformative revenue opportunities
- developing an Internet of Things (IoT) strategy and pilot IoT device for an advanced industrial company to deliver revenue growth of more than 10 percent
- transforming an industrial client by eliminating shipment delays and achieving a 30 percent increase in labor efficiency
- conducting a procurement engagement that delivered $100 million in cost savings for an aerospace OEM
Before joining McKinsey, Maggie worked at NASA’s Jet Propulsion Laboratory in the flight software group, where she conducted research on next-generation antenna arrays and rover path planning algorithms. She also worked at Lincoln Laboratories, stress-testing commercial aircraft collision-avoidance software and developing sense-and-avoid requirements for unmanned aerial vehicles.
“Winning through M&A? Deal making in the semiconductor sector,” McKinsey & Company, February 2016
MIT Lincoln Laboratory
NASA Jet Propulsion Laboratory
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
PhD, aeronautics and astronautics
MS, aeronautics and astronautics
BS, aeronautics and astronautics
BS, electrical engineering