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John Peak

Partner, Atlanta
Ensures the successful technical delivery of enterprise-scale cloud initiatives

About John

John’s mission is to help leading firms use the public cloud to fundamentally transform and gain competitive advantage across their industry. He leads Cloud by McKinsey, McKinsey’s cloud-specialty arm, and has led initiatives in a variety of industries, including banking, consumer goods, financial services, healthcare, insurance, and telecommunications.

John’s understanding of how to launch successful cloud initiatives is grounded in his 30-year career as a software architect and developer and as the cofounder of technology organizations, including Candid Partners, a leading cloud-specialty company acquired by McKinsey in 2020.

In his work, John brings his perspective as a technologist as well as his experience in designing an organization that can pull off a major technology initiative that addresses security and compliance in a scalable way. His accomplishments include redeveloping the core platform of a financial services organization as the first multiregion credit card processing solution on public cloud and enabling a consumer goods company to become the first Fortune 100 company that is 100 percent in public cloud.


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Vanderbilt University
BS, computer science and mathematics