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Shaun Callaghan

Partner, New 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

About Shaun

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

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

Education

Columbia University
MBA

Princeton School of Public and International Affairs
BA, public affairs