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Darryl Piasecki

Partner, Chicago
Serves senior leadership teams on strategy, operations, and organization topics across our Travel, Transport & Logistics, Automotive, Chemicals, Consumer, and Private Equity Practices.

About Darryl

Darryl Piasecki started at the firm as a summer associate and joined us full-time in 2008. He has led strategic and operational engagements for senior leadership teams in a variety of sectors, including industrial, manufacturing, chemicals, travel and transport, and private equity.

Examples of his work include the following:

  • leading an enterprise-wide diagnostic and transformation for a major industrial producer, including overall diagnostics of strategy, commercial functions, operations, and strategic sourcing
  • developing a multi-year growth strategy to achieve corporate aspirations for a chemical manufacturer
  • implementing advanced simulation modeling to optimize major capital projects for a major transportation provider
  • developing a transportation strategy for a major US city, including all modes of transportation, both commercial and private
  • building a maintenance operations efficiency improvement program for a metropolitan rail operator
  • conducting private-equity strategic due diligence in industrial materials and consumer durables

Before joining McKinsey, Darryl was a F/A-18 weapons systems officer in the US Marine Corps. He is a TOPGUN graduate and has served in a variety of instructor and leadership roles.

Past Experience

US Marine Corps
F/A-18 weapons systems officer


University of Chicago, Booth School of Business

University of Missouri
MS, systems engineering

US Naval Academy
BS, economics