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Adrian Booth

Senior Partner, San Francisco
Serves power and gas utilities, infrastructure owners, such as investors and developers, technology solution providers, regulators, and others on issues related to upgrading and transforming infrastructure.

About Adrian

Adrian leads McKinsey's Business Technology Practice on the West Coast and has extensive experience in technology-enabled transformations and deployment, including Smart Grid, Smart Meter/AMI, demand-side management, solar, and other renewable energy and IT opportunities. Adrian also leads our work with the engineering and construction industry in North America and is a member of the Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice.

Adrian coauthored and edited the ‘McKinsey on Smart Grid’ compilation.

Examples of Adrian's recent client work include the following:

  • leading McKinsey’s knowledge effort in developing an IT utility perspective, including a broad look at customer billing, metering, and the grid
  • supporting the development of an organization and governance structure for a more than $10 billion infrastructure project
  • assisting in the creation of a business and go-to-market strategy for multiple IT solution providers to build or expand in energy verticals
  • developing the strategy, business case, and delivery models for several large utilities’ Smart Grid initiatives in North America and Europe
  • managing the program office for the transformation of a more than $1 billion integrated demand-side organization at a large power client

Before joining McKinsey, Adrian worked at an enterprise software firm and helped develop a boutique strategy consulting firm in Boston.

Published work

Critical infrastructure companies and the global cybersecurity threat,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Building a great data platform,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018

Digital-experience design for the field workforce,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018

Making infrastructure exciting: An interview with Peter Dawson,” McKinsey & Company, August 2015


Dartmouth College
BS, engineering

University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business