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Danny Kalmar


Assists financial-services clients with all aspects of digital transformation, from strategy and customer experience to technology capability building

Danny primarily serves clients in the banking and financial-services sectors. He advises them on all stages of digital transformation, including customer experience digital reimagination, technology strategy and architecture, implementation of agile at scale, and organization and operating model transformation.

For more than a decade, he has partnered with executives at the world’s largest insurance and banking institutions to build digital capabilities at scale, enhancing business value and the nimble delivery of truly innovative products and services.

Recently, Danny advised a global financial institution on a digitization program that spanned the wealth management, retail banking, and custody services business segments. His work generated hundreds of millions of dollars of top and bottom-line impact and significant improvements in customer satisfaction. For a top North American insurance group, Danny designed and implemented a new technology operating model that resulted in industry-leading operating efficiencies. Danny also advises clients on core system replacements, online solution design, and IT simplification.

Before joining McKinsey, Danny held senior positions in the defense and security sectors in Israel, where he was responsible for managing and motivating high-performing, high-impact individuals and teams. In these capacities, he worked as a software development manager for a security-focused technology company.

Past experience

Elbit Systems
Software-development manager

Israel Navy, Submarine Service
Naval officer (Captain)


Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology

London School of Business
MBA, international exchange

Technion, Israel Institute of Technology
BSc, computer science