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Rock Khanna

Senior Partner, Chicago
Coleads McKinsey's Marketing & Sales Practice in North America and helps clients drive meaningful growth

About Rock

Rock is a senior partner at McKinsey. He coleads McKinsey’s Marketing & Sales Practice and serves on McKinsey’s North American operating committee. Rock focuses primarily on accelerating growth through strategic and commercial levers for industrial, technology, and private equity clients.

Prior to his current role, Rock led the global launch and scaling of McKinsey’s capabilities, combining data science with the firm’s industry knowledge and functional expertise, to build packages of proprietary data, enterprise software, and analytical services that help organizations make smarter decisions. McKinsey’s capabilities have fundamentally changed and shaped the firm’s approach to all aspects of its client service. Rock also helped build McKinsey’s Technology, Media, & Telecommunications Practice. 

Rock has a Bachelor's degree in public policy from Stanford University, an MBA from Stanford Graduate School of Business, and a juris doctor from Stanford Law School. He is a member of the State Bar of California.

Rock is also passionate about the environment and is a long-term board member of Notebaert Nature Museum in Chicago.

Published work

Seven principles for achieving transformational growth,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

2020 Top picks: Our most popular articles,” McKinsey & Company, December 2020

Building and sustaining value in advanced industries through analytics-enabled pricing,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Reimagining marketing in the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Rapid Revenue Recovery: A road map for post-COVID-19 growth,” McKinsey & Company, May 2020

Creating value at industrial companies through advanced pricing techniques,” McKinsey & Company, August 2018


Stanford Graduate School of Business

Stanford Law School

Stanford University