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Sean Kane

Helps energy, engineering, and technology companies navigate technology-driven change, enter new markets, and optimize their operations, as well as advises investors on due diligence and portfolio strategy

About Sean

Sean is a leader in our Electric Power & Natural Gas Practice. He advises energy, engineering, and technology clients on strategic and operational challenges. He also serves investors on issues relating to energy, technology, and sustainability, bringing particular expertise in clean technologies.

Examples of Sean’s recent client projects include the following:

  • advising a leading energy company on technologies for distributed generation in the United States, with estimates of market size and grid-parity tipping points for each technology
  • helping a US solar company to identify opportunities for operational efficiencies in technology deployment, procurement, installation, sales, and business-support functions
  • assisting a leading North American engineering and construction company with a back-office transformation and process redesign
  • supporting a global industrial company in developing an entry strategy for the US energy-storage market, including assessing applications, sizing markets, and designing an implementation roadmap
  • working with a major US utility to develop a renewable-energy strategy across wind, solar, and hydro technologies

Published work

How residential energy storage could help support the power grid,” McKinsey & Company, March 2019

The new rules of competition in energy storage,” McKinsey & Company, June 2018

Past Experience

Heart Capital
Head of strategy and development

Goldman Sachs
Financial analyst

Education

Columbia University
MA, business administration

Harvard University
BA, psychology