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David Dorton

Senior PartnerAtlanta

Driving transformations across service based industries and leading global operations transformation work

David leads McKinsey's operations transformation work across service based industries, including the transport, telecommunications, retail, and utility sectors. He has experience in driving end-to-end performance transformations from design to planning to value capture.

Over his career with McKinsey, David has led the firm’s manufacturing, service operations, and procurement work within the Operations Practice.

David’s other professional experience includes working as an executive at an American home-improvement-supplies retailing company, where he led a range of initiatives within strategy, finance, and operations. He also served as a nuclear submarine officer in the US Navy and participated in multiple deployments to the Mediterranean and Caribbean Seas.

David is very active in the Atlanta community. He formerly served as the office managing partner and remains active on several not-for-profit boards.

Published work

Transformation in uncertain times: Tackling both the urgent and the important,” McKinsey & Company, February 2021


Harvard University

United States Naval Academy
BS, economics