About Patrick

Patrick is the managing partner of McKinsey & Company’s Montréal location. He is also the leader and co-founder of the firm’s Recovery and Transformation Services Practice in Canada. In this capacity, he helps distressed companies and underperforming business units drive rapid performance improvement, from acute crisis management to long-term recovery.

More broadly, Patrick helps industrial companies turn around performance, with a focus on operations, purchasing and supply management, and capital productivity initiatives. He has led performance turnarounds for clients in the metals and mining, aerospace manufacturing, automotive and assembly, and pulp and paper sectors. The work has taken him beyond North America to Europe, Singapore, and Australia—and to China, where he lived from 2006 to 2007. While working in China, he helped deepen McKinsey's expertise in sourcing from low-cost countries.

His recent work includes:

  • Orchestrating a recovery-and-transformation-based procurement and sustaining capital initiative for a mining company, capturing more than $150 million savings in 6 months on a $1 billion cost base
  • Helping a mining client deliver a performance transformation program, which resulted in a 35 percent increase in total material moved
  • Driving performance transformations at a large aerospace OEM, which delivered over $1 billion in value through operations, procurement, and product development initiatives
  • Helping to integrate the procurement divisions of merging companies in metals and mining and pulp and paper, managing successful day one integrations, and capturing synergy savings in the order of $200 million to $350 million.

Patrick is a Six Sigma Black Belt and a member of l'Ordre des Ingénieurs du Québec (OIQ), Québec's professional engineer association. He is an active supporter of non-profit organizations in the community that focus on helping children in need.

Past experience

Bombardier Aerospace
Various roles in strategy and program management

Education

INSEAD
MBA

University of Montreal
B Eng, mechanical engineering