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Andy West

Senior PartnerBoston

Coleads our Strategy and Corporate Finance practice and brings deep experience to bear in helping mergers and acquisitions deliver growth through effective integration and new structures and governance

Andy coleads our Strategy & Corporate Finance Practice. He counsels senior leaders across many sectors—including healthcare, medical devices, high tech, and industrials—on all aspects of acquisitions and divestiture strategy, deal making, and integration.

Andy has extensive experience helping companies improve performance through M&A, from portfolio strategy and sourcing to diligence, integration, and separation. He has particular passion for supporting clients in building capabilities, driving large-scale transformations, and delivering the full potential of growth-focused deals through marketing and sales acceleration. He also has experience in restructuring, cost management, and large-scale reorganization and transformation.

Andy has worked extensively in the Americas, Asia, and Europe.

Published work

Starting up as a new CFO,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

2023, a testing year: Will the macro-scenario range widen or narrow?,” McKinsey & Company, January 2023

XPO’s Brad Jacobs on building businesses through M&A,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

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

Achieving win-win spin-offs,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Agile business portfolio management,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

Why you’ve got to put your portfolio on the move,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2020

The power of through-cycle M&A,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

How lots of small M&A deals add up to big value,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2019

Understanding how US tax reform will affect divestitures,” McKinsey & Company, April 2018 

Past experience

Monitor Deloitte
Summer consultant

Senior consultant


Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University
MBA, finance, entrepreneurship, and strategic management

Washington University in St. Louis
BA, political science and economics