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Patrick Hertzke

Partner, Detroit
Drives impact for automotive and industrial clients in a variety of areas, including strategy, marketing, and product development, with considerable experience in driving large-scale transformations, and acts as the leader of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility’s global vehicle-electrification work

About Patrick

Since joining McKinsey, Patrick has worked exclusively within the automotive, transport, and industrial sectors, serving a broad range of organizations, especially on projects related to vehicle electrification. He serves as a global leader on this issue as part of the McKinsey Center for Future Mobility. In this role, Patrick has led research and client service on electrification projects across the value chain, including deep modeling of global electric-vehicle (EV) markets, consumer trends and demand, EV-market economics, OEM and supplier strategies, battery technology, and charging infrastructure—all placed in context with other automotive megatrends, such as autonomous vehicles, shared mobility, connectivity, and urban mobility.

Patrick has actively supported over 100 clients, including established automotive OEMs, EV start-ups, large-truck OEMs, tier-one suppliers, private-equity firms, large investment funds, utilities, battery makers, and energy companies, on EV issues.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Patrick worked at a top-tier automotive manufacturer, serving in strategy, marketing, engineering, and manufacturing roles.

Published Work

Second-life EV batteries: The newest value pool in energy storage,” McKinsey & Company, April 2019

Making electric vehicles profitable,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

The global electric-vehicle market is amped up and on the rise,” McKinsey & Company, May 2018

Gauging internal efficiency and effectiveness with leading and lagging indicators,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

China’s electric-vehicle market plugs in,” McKinsey Quarterly, July 2017

Dynamics in the global electric-vehicle market,” McKinsey & Company, July 2017

Electrifying insights: How automakers can drive electrified vehicle sales and profitability, McKinsey & Company, January 2017

Education

Stephen M. Ross School of Business, University of Michigan
MBA

University of Michigan
MS, mechanical engineering

University of Notre Dame
BS, mechanical engineering