Jeff has helped clients with M&A work for more than 20 years. His engagements span the entire M&A process, from strategy and deal scan to due diligence and integration. Jeff also leads Synergy Lab, McKinsey’s synergy center of excellence, which helps clients apply best practices and data-driven insights to estimate synergies and capture value. He has a passion for working in the healthcare, technology, and consumer sectors, and for helping clients deepen their M&A capabilities to achieve lasting impact.
Examples of Jeff’s recent client work include the following:
- building an M&A organization from scratch with a company that had grown inorganically, which allowed it to pursue a successful multibillion-dollar transaction
- working closely with the CEO and board of a multibillion-dollar medical-device company to shape an M&A strategy and conduct due diligence for an industry-shaping acquisition
- leading the project management, organizational-design, and talent teams during the integration of a global rare-disease transaction that included several strategic divestments and transformed the performance and focus of the company
- assisting in driving the integration of two luxury brands, which more than quadrupled initial synergy estimates
- designing a new investor-relations model that changed the way organizations prioritized investors, deployed executives, and allowed for a streamlining of the quarterly earnings process
- advising the CEO and board of an academic medical center on its strategy for consolidating systems to build scale and strengthen capabilities as it became a leader in value-based care
- building a new IPO strategy for a leading sports-equipment company
Prior to joining McKinsey, Jeff spent eight years as an antitrust economist, specializing in the regulatory implications of M&A. He previously served as Vice Chair for the board of the March of Dimes in Boston and Manchester.