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Nicholas Osborne

Partner, Boston

Specializes in helping public- and private organizations use data and technology to transform their mission delivery, reduce costs, and optimize their supply base


Nick leads McKinsey’s work in digital and the public sector across North America, where he helps public-sector organizations with data and analytics strategy, digital transformation, and large-scale IT modernization. He has spent over a decade helping public- and private-sector organizations improve performance with data and technology. His work has supported national governments, civilian and defense agencies, and leading corporations in driving transformational change.

Nick works with his public- and private-sector clients to transform the effectiveness of their operations, including short-term cost savings using advanced-analytical methods, digitally transforming operations, implementing new organizational structures and operating models, and long-term sustainable capability building.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Nick supported big-data transformations for a global business-analytics consultancy group.

Published work

Rethinking public-sector contract negotiations to secure value for taxpayers,” McKinsey & Company, August 2020

Five questions to drive greater value from public-sector procurement,” McKinsey & Company, April 2020

How to create win-win public outsourcing contracts,” McKinsey & Company, June 2018

Past Experience

Claraview, a division of Teradata
Senior consultant


London Business School

University of Virginia
BA, systems engineering