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Kevin J. Speicher

Senior PartnerDetroit

Works with clients on enterprise-wide performance transformation, operations, strategy, business-building, and organizational issues

Kevin is a senior partner based out of our Midwest complex. With 27 years of experience with the firm, he has held leadership roles in various practices, including the McKinsey Transformation Practice, the Travel, Logistics & Infrastructure Practice, and serving as the head of our global Operations Practice for six years. Kevin has also led our global purchasing and supply management work. Additionally, Kevin is a member of our senior partner committee.

Passionate about helping clients build capabilities quickly, Kevin has assisted organizations across multiple sectors implement long-term strategies and execute multiyear, enterprise-wide transformations, functional large-scale transformations, and business building. He is particularly passionate about rapidly building his client’s capabilities to sustain large scale change and unrivaled impact.

Before joining McKinsey, Kevin worked across various strategic and operational areas at large automobile and electrical companies.

Published work

Ops 4.0: Digital enablement, driving journeys from end to end,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Ops 4.0: Turning digital analytics into 20 percent higher productivity,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Ops 4.0: Analytics to value for a product-centered transformation,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Ops 4.0: The zero hour for a budget-driven transformation,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Ops 4.0: Manufacturing’s future, made by people,” McKinsey & Company, November 2017

Past experience

Ford Motor Company
Various strategy and operations roles


Harvard University

Michigan State University
BA, materials and logistics management