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Paul Harrington

Partner, Washington DC
Client development leader for the Global Public & Social Sector Practice. Focused on scaling our Firm’s impact profile for government clients around the world

About Paul

In his role as client development leader for the Global Public and Social Sector Practice, Paul oversees the client development or go-to-market (GTM) team, focused on expanding the firm’s client impact profile. Paul also serves select private sector and government clients on GTM and business technology topics.

Before joining McKinsey, Paul served as the Vice President, Business Development, for the Civilian Solutions Sector at General Dynamics Information Technology (GDIT) and held a similar position at Vangent Inc. Earlier, Paul’s career had spanned consulting for government clients (CGI Federal/SRA International) and the private sector (Ariba/Andersen Consulting). He spent over five years at Johnson & Johnson as an information technology executive.

A former US Army officer, Paul holds an MBA from Columbia University and a Bachelor of Science degree in Business Administration from Boston University.

Paul joined McKinsey’s Washington, DC, office in 2012.

Past experience

General Dynamics Information Technology
Vice President, Business Development

CGI, Director
Consulting Services

Johnson & Johnson
Director, Information Technology; Global Pharmaceutical Customer Relationship Management Strategy

US Army


Columbia University

Boston University
BS, Business Administration