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Shaun Callaghan

PartnerNew Jersey

Leads our work in the consumer goods and consumer health sectors to develop long-term growth strategies and the organizations required for their successful delivery

Shaun is a partner at McKinsey and leader within the firm’s work for the consumer goods and consumer health sectors.

Shaun works with companies to develop long-term strategies for growth and build the right organizations to enable it, given the unprecedented degree of change facing the consumer sector. This includes helping companies to build new capabilities, increase productivity, and embrace agility in how they are organized and operate.

Shaun has supported industry-shaping mergers and major organizational transformations in the consumer packaged goods, retail, and consumer health industries. He also leads McKinsey’s work in how to apply the principles of agility to consumer companies.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Shaun worked at a global financial services firm in the consumer and retail sector. He holds an MBA from Columbia Business School and a BA from Woodrow Wilson School of Public and International Affairs at Princeton University.

Published Work

The trends defining the $1.8 trillion global wellness market in 2024,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

How consumer companies outcompete: High-performing operating models,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

Keeping pace with change: Insights from the core of consumer companies,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

Still feeling good: The US wellness market continues to boom,” McKinsey & Company, September 2022

The rise of the chief medical officer in consumer-facing companies,” McKinsey & Company, July 2022

Wellness worldwide: Consumer insights from four countries,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Feeling good: The future of the $1.5 trillion wellness market,” McKinsey & Company, April 2021

Looking ahead in US consumer health: An interview with Scott Melville,” McKinsey & Company, March 2021

How consumer companies are adopting agility during the COVID-19 pandemic,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021

Consumers with food allergies: A growing market remains underserved,” McKinsey & Company, September 2020

Zero-based productivity—Organization: Using zero-based principles to forge a purpose-built organization,” McKinsey & Company, December 2018

Five myths (and realities) about zero-based budgeting,” McKinsey & Company, October 2014

Past Experience

UBS Investment Bank
Associate, consumer products and retail group


Columbia University

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
BA, public affairs