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Kevin J. Speicher

Senior PartnerDetroit

Advises clients on enterprise-wide performance transformation, operations, strategy, business building, and organizational issues

Kevin leads the McKinsey Transformation Practice. Prior to this role, he led our global Operations Practice for six years. Kevin also led our Global Travel, Logistics & Transport Infrastructure Practice and our work in global purchasing and supply management.

Since joining McKinsey in 1996, Kevin has counseled clients across multiple sectors on long-term strategy, multi-year enterprise-wide transformations, operations, business building, and organization. Kevin is particularly passionate about rapidly building his client’s capabilities to sustain large scale change and deliver unrivaled impact.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Kevin worked at Ford Motor Company across a variety of strategic and operational areas. He also spent a portion of his pre-McKinsey career with General Electric’s aircraft-engine business.

Kevin holds an MBA from Harvard University and an undergraduate degree in materials and logistics management from Michigan State University.

Published work

Ops 4.0: Digital enablement, driving journeys from end to end,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Ops 4.0: Turning digital analytics into 20 percent higher productivity,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Ops 4.0: Analytics to value for a product-centered transformation,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Ops 4.0: The zero hour for a budget-driven transformation,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Ops 4.0: Manufacturing’s future, made by people,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Past experience

Ford Motor Company
Various strategy and operations roles


Harvard University

Michigan State University
BA, materials and logistics management