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Matt Fitzpatrick

Partner, New York
As the founder and leader of McKinsey’s FinLab, pioneers innovative solutions to financial-services companies’ biggest technology challenges


With a passion for technology, Matt is the founder and leader of McKinsey’s FinLab—a team of data scientists, systems architects, engineers, and software developers spread across New York, Silicon Valley, Boston, Atlanta, and London—that builds at-scale data and analytics tools to drive business transformations for financial institutions. He also oversees GCI Analytics, McKinsey’s commercial banking data and analytics platform. Matt’s expertise extends to strategy and corporate finance, where he has led McKinsey’s work in this space in the Northeast offices of the United States.

Prior to rejoining McKinsey, Matt cofounded a multicategory ecommerce retailer and worked as private-equity investor. Drawing on his extensive experience in software and technology, he now helps corporate and investment banks, asset managers, wealth managers, real-estate companies, and private-equity firms build custom data and software applications to transform operations and drive near-term value. These applications have included issues such as multichannel customer acquisition, customer retention, credit underwriting, credit collections, natural language processing of contract data, real-estate location selection, fraud, smart operations and robotic-process automation, and people analytics.

Examples of Matt’s recent client work include the following:

  • helping a client build out the offering and full tech stack of a new consumer-facing digital business
  • helping a large financial institution automate and digitally enable corporate credit underwriting
  • building a custom data platform and micro-services architecture to power a variety of marketing and acquisition use cases
  • advising a financial institution on how to optimize its real-estate footprint
  • developing a retention analytics tool for a large portfolio company of a private-equity firm

Outside of work, Matt serves on the board of the Orchestra of St. Luke’s and on the event committee of the Concert Artists Guild in New York City. He is an avid reader of fiction, pickup-basketball player, traveler, and committed fan of the New York Jets and Knicks.

McKinsey’s Financial Services Lab—— GCI Analytics

Published Work

The digital-led recovery from COVID-19: Five questions for CEOs,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

What private-equity strategy planners can teach public companies,”, October 2016

The return of zero-base budgeting,”, August 2015

Past Experience

Lazada Vietnam

3i Group
Private-equity investor


Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania

Princeton University
BA, politics