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Exploring McKinsey New Ventures

Peter came to McKinsey New Ventures to explore, and has been impressed by the diversity of people he’s met here.

Coming out of the masters in engineering program at Columbia University, I wanted to explore consulting and serve clients while leveraging my passion for SaaS technology.

Fusing my tech and consulting passions
I came across a solution delivery consulting role with Wave by McKinsey – one of firm's 50+ New Ventures startups – and realized it fused both interests.

At the time, I didn't know much about McKinsey, but I loved the idea of working within a startup like team within a world-class organization. I had worked previously in a large enterprise software company, and was excited to switch gears a bit to try growing a new software application.

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Our diverse and agile team
It has been a great challenge and lots of fun. One time, my team and I needed to deploy  Wave, our firm's proprietary project management software, for a client in one week. It usually takes three to four weeks to build a comprehensive tool for a client, but we were facing unusual time sensitivities.

Our team banded together to turn what wasn’t an ideal situation into an extremely positive experience, and end result for our client, which shows how agile and fantastic our team is.

It’s 100% these people who keep me here. I’ve learned an immense amount from my colleagues who each bring a different background, and set of experiences to the table. We have an all-in mentoring mindset here, which I have taken advantage of – asking a ton of questions and learning as much as possible as I go.

Outside of work
Outside of work, I love board games, especially strategic ones. You might also find me at one of the many awesome Karaoke bars here in NYC doing poor renditions of Disney classics.

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About Peter
Based in New York, Peter is a client success and solution delivery consultant with Wave by McKinsey, one of firm's 50+ New Ventures startups. Prior to McKinsey, he was a program manager at a enterprise analytics and mobility software company. Peter has a master's in management science and engineering from Columbia University, and a bachelor's in industrial engineering from Penn State University. 

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