About Robert

Robert leads McKinsey's global Corporate Finance Practice. He helps clients in major organizations with large-scale corporate-finance and M&A transformational efforts.

Robert's clients include established companies in the high-tech, electric-power, natural-gas, and industrial sectors. He is well known for his design and implementation of value-capture programs—generally undertaken in the context of M&A or other restructuring efforts—which he has applied successfully to several notable transactions. Robert leads McKinsey's knowledge building in merger management and integration.

His insights on a variety of topics, including M&A best practices, corporate finance, valuation methods, and energy management, can be found in publications such as the Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly. He is also a frequent speaker and panelist at industry events focusing on finance.

Published work

"Joint ventures on the rise," McKinsey & Company, November 2014

"M&A as competitive advantage," McKinsey & Company, August 2013

Past experience

Microsoft
Corporate vice president, Strategy, Planning, & Analysis
2003–06

Education

University of California, Berkeley
PhD, economics (finance and econometrics)

Walter A. Haas School of Business, University of California, Berkeley
MS, finance