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Claudy Jules

Counsels CEOs, senior executives, and government and investment leaders to enhance their impact by increasing leadership capacity and pursuing stronger organizational health

Jules joined McKinsey as a partner in 2021, bringing deep expertise in enhancing organizational effectiveness, strengthening leadership, and fostering successful change. He has helped businesses, governments, and social sector organizations across the world enhance their value and impact by optimizing leadership capabilities. To this work, he brings particular experience in commercial industries, including consumer, technology, media, and private equity. He also serves pre-IPO companies, their founders, and investors, helping to design organizations for scaling and fast growth. Additionally, Jules helps organizations maximize performance by building and empowering a diverse, equitable, and inclusive workforce.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • helping a telecommunications company through an organizational redesign to simplify structures and establish a talent strategy and culture to increase speed, efficiency, and customer focus
  • developing the leadership capability for high potential executives at a global private equity firm, including building skills to communicate strategically and lead with presence
  • driving an effort for a European private equity firm to establish a scalable human resources organization that can support new growth and deliver value at both the holding and portfolio company levels
  • conducting a due diligence and growth strategy effort for a digital specialty vehicle marketplace which led to strong valuation and a strategic acquisition
  • helping a global financial services company align senior leaders on the current state of speed maturity and the steps needed to increase agility across priority geographies and functions

Before joining McKinsey, Jules was the director of people operations for Google and the global head of its center of excellence on organizational health and change. He also advised CapitalG, Alphabet’s growth equity investment fund, and its portfolio companies, advising portfolio companies on organization and leadership issues.

Interested in discussion and debate, Jules publishes frequently on the topics of organizational health and leadership and hosts roundtables for chief people officers in the US and Europe to address the challenges of rapid growth and organizing for the future. He is also a sought-after speaker and a guest lecturer at Columbia University.

Jules holds advanced degrees in organizational behavior and development. Following his graduate work, he completed clinical training at the Gestalt Organization & Systems Development Center. He currently serves on the board of Leading Educators, a not-for-profit organization that seeks to bring disruptive change to the multibillion-dollar industry that provides professional development to teachers.


Organizational health and the future of the workplace,” Leadership Conference, YouTube, January 2020

Published Work

From start-up to centaur: Leadership lessons on scaling,” McKinsey & Company, April 2024

Scaling up: How founder CEOs and teams can go beyond aspiration to ascent,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

Chief performance officers can be a secret ingredient for private equity success. Here’s why,” McKinsey & Company, November 2022

A playbook for newly minted private equity portfolio-company CEOs,” McKinsey & Company, September 2021

Managing organizational health, disruption, and risk,” Leadership Center, October 2020

“The Helix of Change and Design in Today’s Enterprise,” People & Strategy Journal, Fall 2020

Changing perspectives, changing views,” Business & Management INK, July 2020

COVID-19’s uncomfortable revelations about Agile and sustainable organizations in a VUCA world,” Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, June 2020

The case for holistic org health checkups,” Forbes Human Resources Council Post, November 2019

Past experience


Director of people operations

Accenture Strategy
Managing director

Georgetown University Hospital
Organization development consultant


Case Western Reserve
PhD, organizational behavior

American University
MS, organization development

University of Maryland
MS, management
BA, African-American studies