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Exploring my passions with McKinsey

DC-based product manager Peter came to McKinsey 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 within McKinsey's tech practice 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 4,500-person global tech 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 and implementing 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 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 Washington, D.C., Peter is a client success and solution delivery consultant within McKinsey's tech practice. 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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