Russell is a senior leader within the global Automotive & Assembly Practice. He joined McKinsey in 2003 and has focused on strategic and operational transformations within the global automotive industry and multiple related areas over the past 13 years. He co-leads the global automotive knowledge agenda for the practice and is a core leader within McKinsey’s Automotive Innovation Center.
Examples of his work include the following:
- accelerating operational transformation for a global automotive original-equipment manufacturer (OEM) across multiple regions (Europe, North America, and South America)
- optimizing manufacturing capital expenditures and vendor tooling costs for a global automotive OEM
- leading product-development organizational transformation from regional to global focus for a major global manufacturer
- conducting due diligence across a variety of organizations prior to and post acquisition
Prior to McKinsey, Russell led vehicle engineering at Ricardo Consulting Engineers in North America and North American operations for Motor Industry Research Association North America.
“A roadmap to the future for the auto industry,” McKinsey Quarterly, October 2014
“Battery technology charges ahead,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2012
Ricardo Consulting Engineers
Vehicle engineering operations, North America
Motor Industry Research Association North America
Vehicle engineering operations
University of Michigan
Leeds University, England
Bachelor of engineering, mechanical engineering