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Ondrej Dusek

PartnerBay Area

Serves issuers, networks, acquirers, and fintechs on topics such as market-expansion strategy, revenue growth, technology strategy, M&A, and operational improvements.


Ondrej, a partner in McKinsey’s San Francisco office, is a leader in the payments and banking sectors within the firm’s Financial Services Practice, and coleads McKinsey’s work in payments technology. He helps financial services companies drive organic or inorganic growth and harness rapid technological change. Directing digital transformations, Ondrej helps leaders establish competitive advantage and capture value.

Examples of Ondrej’s recent work include the following:

  • leading the merger management and integration of a global payments processor and merchant acquirer into a large fintech company, including design and implementation of revenue growth initiatives, definition and launch of a global business geo expansion strategy, and design and launch of a new operating model
  • leading the product technology strategy for a global payments company, including the formulation of a product and technology strategy and a five-year roadmap, design of a new business-technology operating model, and building internal capabilities for execution
  • leading the technology modernization strategy for a global payments provider, including the design of a modernization approach for a large core-transaction processing platform, architecture design, formulation of transformation roadmap, definition of resourcing and skills required, and launch of the program

Published work

Technology-led shifts and opportunities in card-based payments,” McKinsey &Company, April 14, 2021

Core systems strategy for banks,” McKinsey & Company, May 4, 2020

Omnichannel, not omnishambles,” McKinsey Quarterly, December 2016

More than digital plus traditional: A truly omnichannel customer experience,” McKinsey & Company, July 2016


Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University

Czech Technical University
MSc, electrical engineering