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Emily Clark

Associate PartnerStamford

Collaborates with healthcare organizations on strategy, M&A, and partnership topics to improve the experience, quality, and affordability of healthcare for individuals and communities

As a leader in McKinsey's Healthcare and Strategy & Corporate Finance Practices, Emily advises healthcare clients on topics related to enterprise strategy and growth, as well as M&A—with a focus on joint ventures and partnerships. 

Examples of Emily's recent client work include the following:

  • supporting a regional payer on large-scale M&A, including defining the strategic vision for partnership, business case, organization and operating model, and negotiation strategy
  • supporting a payer on pre-diligence for a potential deal, including a detailed performance assessment of the target and development of a strategic and financial case for partnership  
  • helping a regional payer define its corporate strategy, including functional and business unit strategies to optimize the core and approach to expand into new value pools
  • leading an effort to define the strategy for a multipayer partnership focused on transforming the way members receive and experience healthcare 

Emily is also passionate about supporting, advancing, and sponsoring women. She is a leader of McKinsey’s diversity and inclusion efforts in the Stamford office. She also cosponsors the firm's recruiting efforts at Cornell University.

Published Work

Overcoming the cost of healthcare transformation through partnerships,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

Innovation and value: What payer-led managed-care models may look like,” McKinsey & Company, December 2021

The future of healthcare: Value creation through next-generation business models,” McKinsey & Company, January 2021


Cornell University
BS, policy analysis and management