About Chris

As a senior partner and leader of the OrgSolutions group at McKinsey, Chris is passionate about using cutting-edge analytics to help clients improve their organizations’ health and performance. OrgSolutions comprises the solutions aligned with McKinsey’s Organization Practice, including the Organizational Health Index (OHI), OrgLab, and People Analytics.

Chris’s interest in the relationship between health and performance in an organization dates back to when he was a McKinsey principal, from 1987 to 1997. During that time, he led the McKinsey team that cowrote the book Real Change Leaders: How You Can Create Growth and High Performance at Your Company.

Before returning to McKinsey, Chris worked in private equity and has significant experience in hospitality and leisure services, including hotels, casinos, and the fitness industry. He has published articles in the Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly on topics such as the role of the service sector in the economy, organizational change, and corporate finance.

Chris graduated from Dartmouth College, where he earned both his BA and MBA.

Published work

Organizing for the future,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2016

Leadership in context,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2016

Agility: It rhymes with stability,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2015

Why agility pays,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2015

Decoding leadership: What really matters,” McKinsey Quarterly, January 2015

Leading organizational transformations,” McKinsey Quarterly, February 1993