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Rebecca Doherty

PartnerBay Area

Counsels executives on strategies for growth, working with companies to implement growth transformations and M&A

Coleads McKinsey’s growth strategy work and has broad experience advising companies looking for strategic growth opportunities. Working primarily with healthcare, industrial, and technology clients, she supports executives to define and execute the growth roadmap and build the organizational capabilities to enable success. Where inorganic growth is relevant, she helps evaluate a full range of partnership, joint venture, acquisition, and divestiture opportunities. Once a course is set, she guides both planning and execution, ensuring that efforts achieve their goals and create value.

Rebecca serves on the board of directors for the San Francisco Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

Published work

How to reignite growth through adjacencies,” McKinsey & Company, December 2023

Innovative growers: A view from the top,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2023

Courageous growth: Six strategies for continuous growth outperformance,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

The triple play: Growth, profit, and sustainability,” McKinsey & Company, August 2023

Growth rules: Which matter most?,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

Innovation: Your solution for weathering uncertainty,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

The ten rules of growth,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Choosing to grow: The leader’s blueprint,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Are you chasing the right digital assets?,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

Igniting your next growth business,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

In conversation: The great acceleration,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Eight lessons on how to get the growth you planned,” McKinsey & Company, November 2020

Growth through a downturn,” McKinsey & Company, October 2020

Rev up your growth engine: Lessons from through-cycle outperformers,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Building the right organization for mergers and acquisitions,” McKinsey & Company, September 2016

3 Ways Social Entrepreneurs Can Solve Their Talent Problem,”, June 2016

How the best acquirers excel at integration,” McKinsey & Company, January 2016

How M&A practitioners enable their success,” McKinsey & company, October 2015


Stanford University Graduate School of Business

University of Pennsylvania School of Engineering and Applied Science
BAS, computer science

The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
BS, economics