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Jeffrey Lewis

Senior PartnerNew Jersey

Designs and leads at-scale digital, analytics, and core technology transformations in healthcare to unlock agility, innovation, and productivity for our clients

Jeffrey coleads the firm’s digital and technology work within the Life Sciences Practice. He focuses on enterprise-wide transformations, including those affecting digital enterprise, merger management, and productivity, and leads McKinsey’s Jersey City location.

Examples of his recent client work include the following:

  • developing a leading pharmaceutical company’s comprehensive health-technology strategy, including IT capability design, agile operating model, public- and private-cloud strategy and execution, and legacy-IT simplification
  • establishing a prelaunch biotechnology company’s greenfield technology design, including underlying architecture, system selection, organization scale-up, and agile operating model
  • supporting a leading healthcare payer with digital strategy, including architecture strategy, technology road map, cloud enablement, and end-to-end process digitization
  • mobilizing product-centric technology organization within life sciences to dramatically accelerate speed to market and improve efficiency
  • leading the pre-merger design and post-merger integration for industry-shaping healthcare M&A, including strategy, organization, technology, and value

Before joining McKinsey, Jeffrey was a hardware and software engineer in healthcare who worked on developing novel patient applications, such as telemedicine, virtual reality, and smart devices for physical rehabilitation.

Published work

Rewired pharma companies will win in the digital age,” McKinsey & Company, June 2023

Life sciences technology insights: Scaling a product and platform model,” McKinsey & Company, May 2023

Playing offense with green tech to achieve net-zero emissions,” McKinsey & Company, December 2022

The green IT revolution: A blueprint for CIOs to combat climate change,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

Five ways that life science companies can build tech talent,” McKinsey & Company, August 2022

The case for cloud in life sciences,” McKinsey & Company, October 2021

How Johnson & Johnson transformed its corporate business-technology operating model,” McKinsey & Company, July 2021

The technology imperative for life sciences,” McKinsey & Company, January 2020


Columbia Business School

Rutgers University, School of Engineering
MS, computer engineering
BS, computer engineering