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Patrick McCurdy


Advises organizations undergoing transformational change, often through strategic transactions

Patrick works across industries, serving clients on the full spectrum of M&A topics, including strategy, diligence, and integration. He focuses especially on the life sciences, healthcare, and the professional services sectors.

Patrick’s recent client work includes the following examples:

  • Led the overall program management for a global medical device manufacturer, orchestrating among 20 distinct teams to build a detailed enterprise redesign and implement initiatives through to impact
  • Supported the development of and detailed M&A strategy for a global professional services firm
  • Helped a leading US healthcare company undergo general and administrative transformation, including organizational design, talent selection, and total rewards strategy as part of a $50+ billion integration
  • Led the simultaneous integration and transformation of six high growth services companies, including redesign of the new organization, a detailed plan for improving company culture, and capturing synergies above the deal model forecast
  • Worked with a global professional services firm to develop and execute a growth transformation
  • Helped a global pharmacy company’s strategic planning effort to divest a major business unit, designing the plan for its general and administrative functions at each of the resulting companies
  • Supported the integration of three pharmaceutical contract research organizations in a cross-border transaction to improve access to the US market via existing commercial infrastructure, sales, and talent

Prior to joining McKinsey, Patrick was an officer in the United States Navy, serving abroad in the Middle East and Latin America.


The seven habits of programmatic acquirers,” McKinsey, August 24, 2023

Resilience in life sciences: Emerging stronger from the downturn,” McKinsey, December 14, 2022

How one approach to M&A is more likely to create value than all others,” McKinsey, October 13, 2021


University of Virginia Darden School of Business

College of the Holy Cross
BA, Political Science