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Chris McShea

Partner, Chicago
Helps client drive innovation and technology-enabled transformation with advanced analytics

About Chris

Chris is a seasoned advisor to executives. He serves as a consultant with more than 20 years’ experience helping clients drive innovation and technology-enabled transformation with advanced analytics. His work has been focused at the intersection of strategy and analytics and has spanned the entire value chain in industries such as banking, insurance, retail, and the public sector.

As a part of McKinsey’s Financial Services Practice, Chris helps clients with analytics transformations, coaches chief analytics officers, designs data ecosystems, and develops pragmatic solutions that blend emerging capabilities with the realities of the competitive environment. He has written for several publications and his research has examined various business implications of advanced-analytics programs, including adoption rates across the value chain, cross-industry innovation, maximization of return on investment, and the challenges of C-suite dynamics.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Chris served in various leadership roles. Most recently, he was a partner at a global consulting firm, where he created a Strategic Decision Analytics Practice that worked with clients on their growth and profit agendas. As a partner at another consulting firm, he founded and led an Advanced Quantitative Sciences Practice.

Published work

How the coronavirus could change US personal auto insurance,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

Rebooting analytics leadership: Time to move beyond the math,” McKinsey & Company, November 2018

Past experience




Johns Hopkins University
BA, applied mathematics