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Jon Garcia

Senior Partner and President RTSWashington DC

Founder of McKinsey’s RTS unit. Leads large-scale, high-profile transformations and turnarounds across industries and geographies

Jon is a senior partner at McKinsey and president of RTS. Since founding RTS in 2010, Mr. Garcia has worked with dozens of companies across multiple industries and on six continents. His experience spans several emerging markets and the world’s most advanced economies. Mr. Garcia's clients have included some of the world’s largest industrial companies, telecommunications operators, financial institutions, leading healthcare companies, and several others from consumer products, airlines, technology, and chemicals.

Jon has also worked extensively with distressed investors. In several of these cases, Jon and his team have led the creation of plans of re-organization, the recruitment of new management, and supported investors on the overall turnaround process.

Jon took leave from McKinsey and was a senior official in the Clinton Administration in 1997–98, where he led the federal government’s task force that restructured a $6 billion portfolio of subsidies provided to bidders on spectrum for mobile communications services (the “C Block”).

Before founding RTS, Jon advised various managers of alternative asset funds, including private equity, distressed investing, and hedge funds. Before joining McKinsey, he was an attorney with the law firm Paul Weiss, where he worked on a range of corporate and bankruptcy matters.


The elements of success: A conversation with Jon Garcia and Wesley Walden,” McKinsey & Company, July 2019

Overcoming the odds in transformation,” YouTube, December 2018

Resilience in transformation,” YouTube, December 2018

Published Work

The role of the executive team in a transformation: A conversation with Jon Garcia,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

A formula for transformation success: A conversation with Jon Garcia,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Common pitfalls in transformations: A conversation with Jon Garcia,” McKinsey & Company, March 2022

Closing the capability gap in the time of COVID-19,” McKinsey Quarterly, November 2020

"The Shortlist: Your next-generation operating model: Meet the rising bar," McKinsey & Company, April 2019


Harvard Law School

London School of Economics
MSc, international relations

Georgetown University