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Brad Mendelson

Senior PartnerOhio - Cleveland

Collaborates with insurance, wealth, and retirement companies to build institutional capabilities that deliver significant improvements in performance and organizational health

Brad helps companies build capabilities in sales and distribution, product and underwriting, and operations. He has deep experience in property and casualty insurance, life insurance, wealth management, and retirement. He leads our data and analytics work for North American insurance. He previously served as the leader of McKinsey’s insurance work in Asia, based in Hong Kong.

In his client work, Brad helps leading financial-services firms combine the power of human and technology capital to create step change improvements for customers, employees, and shareholders. He works with CEOs, CFOs, presidents, and chief strategy officers on strategy formation, transformation execution, and capability building. In particular, he believes in the power of digital, data, and analytics to empower and enable customers and employees.

Based on his experiences serving clients across the globe, Brad believes that the insurance industry in North American and Asian markets have a lot to learn from one another and he fuses global best practices into his client service.

Brad is driven by the desire to help elevate the performance of companies and individual leaders. He enjoys seeing individual and organizations grow to accomplish stretch aspirations. He has served as a counselor to CEOs across many markets, often supporting them through multiple stages of their careers.

Published work

Building a superpower: What can we learn from the Magnificent Seven?,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

What’s your superpower? How companies can build an institutional capability to achieve competitive advantage,” McKinsey & Company, March 2023

A wave of innovation: The state of insurance in Asia and North America,” McKinsey & Company, May 2022

Product innovation: The new imperative for insurers in Asia,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

Reimagine insurance: Five keys to innovation,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

How digital and advanced analytics can boost growth in Asian insurance,” McKinsey & Company, November 2019

Life insurance in China: Four priorities to transform the agency channel,” McKinsey & Company, September 2019

Life insurance product innovation: What insurers can learn from leading tech and consumer companies,” McKinsey & Company, January 2019 


Harvard Business School

Princeton University
BS, mechanical engineering