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Alex Kazaks

Partner, San Francisco
Helps domestic and global companies better serve their customers by transforming digital capabilities and developing skills for innovation to create breakthrough businesses.

About Alex

An entrepreneur and innovator himself, Alex understands the challenges businesses face in driving growth and wowing customers in the evolving world of new products, services, and digital commerce. As coleader of McKinsey’s Innovation Practice in the Americas, he helps clients create breakthrough customer experiences, products, and services through expansion and transformation of their capabilities. He leads the Silicon Valley boot camps, which bring global clients on site to launch and fine-tune their digitization and innovation action plans. Alex brings to his client engagements extensive experience in innovation and product design (he holds several patents) for a variety of leading companies, augmented by his roles as a cofounder and consulting professor at the Stanford, a graduate innovation program.

Frequently called on to speak and write about design thinking, marketing, and innovation, Alex has been interviewed on Nightline and featured in the Harvard Business Review.

Published work

How should you tap into Silicon Valley?McKinsey Quarterly, September 2015



Stanford University
BS, mechanical engineering product design

Stanford University
BS, molecular biology