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Kevin J. Speicher

Senior Partner, Chicago
Works with clients on operations, performance transformation, strategy, business building, and organizational issues

About Kevin

Kevin leads McKinsey’s global Operations Practice. Prior to this role, he led McKinsey’s Travel, Transport & Logistics Practice and our global purchasing and supply-management work.

Since joining McKinsey, Kevin has counseled clients across multiple sectors on long-term strategy, multiyear operations performance transformations, business building, and organization. The application of big data and advanced analytics has been an especially significant source of value for his clients.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Kevin worked at Ford 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