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Eric Sadkin

Senior Solution Leader & Associate Partner, New York
Delivers solutions using advanced analytics and data science to improve efficiency and support decision-making for companies in the financial services sector

About

Eric leads smart operations for McKinsey’s Financial Services Lab (FinLab), using advanced analytics and digital tools to improve efficiency and enhance decision-making across key processes and problems for financial services clients. He focuses on wholesale banking, with deep expertise in wholesale credit and credit analytics, and documentation automation. He manages a team of dedicated financial-services data scientists, developers, and translators to create and deploy these new software tools and service models.

Examples of Eric’s recent client work include the following:

  • implementing a new wholesale credit risk rating methodology for a global bank, including 33 segment-specific analytical models
  • developing and launching an end-to-end early-warning monitoring platform for wholesale credit risk for a global financial services firm—including a wholesale credit-specific news portal, predictive risk rating models, optimized analyst workflow, and user interface—going from initial ideation to on-premise deployment in six months
  • designing and deploying data and text extraction application based on natural language processing to support wholesale credit analysis and financial spreading for a global financial institution, including automated document-processing workflows and a master data extraction management user interface, achieving more than 90 percent extraction accuracy

Eric originally worked at McKinsey from 2011–2014 as a consultant, specializing in pricing and promotion analytics and insights. Before rejoining the firm in 2017, Eric managed strategic partnerships and operations at a North American same-day grocery-delivery platform, leading rapid new market expansion and major efficiency-improvement initiatives as well as integrations between partner websites and payment systems. Before that, he founded a software company that created the only speech-recognition-based teleprompter app.

Past experience

Instacart
Strategic partner manager

PromptSmart
Founder and CEO

Education

Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania
MBA

University of Chicago
BA, economics