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Warren Teichner

Senior PartnerNew York

Leads our Consumer Packaged Goods Practice in North America and brings deep expertise in serving food, beauty, consumer-health and wellness, and retail clients

Warren is a senior partner based in New York. He currently leads McKinsey’s Consumer Packaged Goods Practice in North America, and serves clients in the consumer-goods, retail, consumer-health, and private-equity industries.

He has deep experience in sales, marketing, digital, organization, as well as strategy and merger integration. Prior to his current role, Warren previously led our Global Consumer Private Equity Practice.

Warren has over 18 years of experience working extensively across Africa, Brazil, China, Europe, the Middle East, and North America.

Examples of recent client experiences include the following:

  • leading the integration of two consumer health companies and the growth strategy for a specialty retailer as well as the due diligences of multiple consumer and retail businesses in food, apparel, pet, beverage, and fitness sectors
  • redesigning the operating model for a leading consumer-goods company
  • driving the growth strategy for a food and beverage company
  • developing the pricing and promotion strategy for a fitness company
  • Assisting in the international expansion for a snack and confectionary business
  • Guiding the M&A strategy for a global food business
  • driving the end-to-end transformation of a polyethylene terephthalate (PET) - manufacturing business

Published work

Rescuing the decade: A dual agenda for the consumer goods industry,” McKinsey & Company, June 2024

An update on US consumer sentiment: Are consumers on the cusp of a shift?,” McKinsey & Company, May 2024

Consumers: Spending more to buy less,” McKinsey & Company, February 2024

How product design can yield ‘triple wins’: Growth, margin, and sustainability,” McKinsey & Company, January 2024

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

For US consumers, it’s a matter of ‘and’—not ‘or’,” McKinsey & Company, October 2023

How consumer-packaged-goods companies can drive resilient growth,” McKinsey & Company, October 2022

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

Skinny design: Smaller is better,” McKinsey & Company, April 2022

Five-star growth: Using online ratings to design better products,” McKinsey & Company, August 2021

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

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

Understanding and shaping consumer behavior in the next normal,” McKinsey & Company, July 2020

Cashing in on the US experience economy,” McKinsey & Company, December 2017

Getting the price right in consumer health,” McKinsey & Company, March 2015

Cashing in on the booming market for dietary supplements,” McKinsey & Company, December 2013

Healthy, wealthy and (maybe) wise: The emerging trillion-dollar market for health and wellness,” McKinsey & Company, May 2012

Past experience

Grant Thornton
Accountant and auditing trainee

University of Witwatersrand


University of the Witwatersrand, Johannesburg
Masters of commerce, finance and accounting