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McKinsey Q&A: Nicolas

– Meet Nicolas, a Luxembourg-based senior solution leader and associate partner with Periscope by McKinsey, one of firm's 50+ New Ventures startups. Periscope focuses on improving pricing, promotions, assortment and performance management.


Interviewer: What is your favorite thing about McKinsey?

Nicolas: McKinsey's access to top clients continually impresses me. McKinsey works for companies that matter locally and globally. And we collaborate with leaders on core issues that are top of mind to them.

Interviewer: What is a day in the life?

Nicolas: As a solution leader, I manage a small (~50 people) startup inside McKinsey, called Periscope. A typical day includes thinking strategically about the next innovation to bring value to our clients, working with clients, planning with my team, and resolving urgent operational issues.

Interviewer: What are you looking forward to?

Nicolas: Over the next few months, we’ll release several new applications for our clients. These will leverage the latest technology to help our clients’ sales reps transform the way they work. It’s exhilarating.

Interviewer: What are your passions/hobbies?

Nicolas: I spend most of my free time with my family (three children, fourth coming soon) and working around my house. I have a big garden and a woodworking workshop where I enjoy building furniture. I also run and cycle throughout the week.

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About Nicolas
Nicolas, a Luxembourg-based senior solution leader and associate partner with Periscope by McKinsey, one of firm's 50+ New Ventures startups. Prior to his current role, he was a McKinsey engagement manager. Nicolas holds an MBA from in finance and strategy from the Cornell Johnson Graduate School of Management, and a master's in applied mathematics and financial engineering from the Université catholique de Louvain.