About Daniel

Daniel leads McKinsey New Ventures, recently launched to pioneer the firm’s next frontier of innovation and entrepreneurship. New Ventures complement McKinsey’s current capabilities to deliver even more impact to our clients. Four building blocks comprise New Ventures:

  • An incubator to scale up new capabilities and offerings
  • An internal ideation competition and broad crowdsourcing to unleash organic innovation
  • A vibrant portfolio of solutions/assets based on proprietary data sets/benchmarking, advanced analytic models, and process improvement tools
  • Innovative alliances, partnerships, and acquisitions. 

Also a member of McKinsey’s global operating committee, Daniel has helped to build the firm’s Industrial and Aerospace & Defense practices in the Americas. He has extensive experience serving clients across a broad range of sectors (aerospace, defense, technology, software, industrial) and geographies (North America, Europe, and Asia). In his work with clients, Daniel’s primary focus  is strategic and operational: creating new digital businesses; building new operational capabilities (e.g., Design To Value, Next Generation Procurement); building new marketing and sales capabilities to accelerate growth; expanding portfolios through acquisitions and partnerships, and capturing the full value of acquisitions.

Daniel graduated from the Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC) in Paris, and, as part of that program attended Haas School of Business of the University of California at Berkley.

Published work

Translating innovation into US growth: An advanced-industries perspective,” McKinsey Quarterly, May 2011

Past experience

Schneider Electric / Square D (Chicago, IL)
Strategy director


Ecole des Hautes Etudes Commerciales (HEC), Paris