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Brooke Daniels

PartnerNew York

Specializes in helping companies tackle operational challenges across the advanced-industries sector

Brooke is a partner in McKinsey’s Advanced Industries and Operations Practices. She serves clients across industrial and distribution sectors with extensive experience in procurement and operations—including M&A integration, diagnostic, and implementation.

Examples of Brooke’s recent client experiences include the following:

  • supporting the industry-shaping merger of two industrial-distribution companies
  • leading a multiwave category-management effort with a leading industrial distributor
  • leading a full procurement and supply-chain diagnostic for an international distributor of electronic products
  • driving an industrial and defense diagnostic and value-capture effort across operations—general administration and procurement
  • supporting a $200 million procurement transformation with a large construction and equipment manufacturer
  • building a new business at a fast-growing technology company

Prior to joining McKinsey, Brooke was an executive at multiple technology-based start-up companies with multimillion-dollar profit-and-loss responsibility, and a former investment banking analyst at Lehman Brothers. She holds a JD and MBA from Harvard University and is a member of the New York State Bar.


The power of private-label brands in distribution,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

Lessons from transformers: How some distributors reset and won,” McKinsey & Company, February 2023

Category management’s next horizon: How distributors can outperform,” McKinsey & Company, June 2022

How distributors can self-disrupt to win in the new digital world,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

CEO dialogue: Perspectives on reimagining industrial supply chains,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021


Harvard Law School

Harvard Business School

Mount Holyoke College
BA, economics