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Jon Garcia

Senior Partner

McKinsey & Company

Washington, DC, USA

Jon Garcia
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Emicapital
Mark Gearan
Harvard Kennedy School

Jon’s Biography

Jon is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, and the President and Founder of McKinsey’s RTS unit. RTS (“Reset – Transform – Sustain”) is a specialized group within McKinsey, dedicated to delivering large-scale, rapid, sustainable performance improvement, using a proven approach. Under Jon’s leadership, RTS has partnered with organizations across industries and markets to execute more than a hundred highly complex, successful transformations and turnarounds over the last decade.

With more than 25 years at McKinsey, Jon’s personal experience includes a wide variety of organizational settings, from market leaders facing disruption, to companies seeking a “good to great” performance lift, to fast-growing organizations building for scale. His clients represent a range of sectors, including industrials, financial institutions, consumer goods, business services, and healthcare, among others.

Before founding RTS, Jon led McKinsey’s principal investor practice and advised a set of leading alternative asset managers active in hedge funds, distressed investing, and private equity.

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Jon is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, and the President and Founder of McKinsey’s RTS unit. RTS (“Reset – Transform – Sustain”) is a specialized group within McKinsey, dedicated to delivering large-scale, rapid, sustainable performance improvement, using a proven approach. Under Jon’s leadership, RTS has partnered with organizations across industries and markets to execute more than a hundred highly complex, successful transformations and turnarounds over the last decade.

With more than 25 years at McKinsey, Jon’s personal experience includes a wide variety of organizational settings, from market leaders facing disruption, to companies seeking a “good to great” performance lift, to fast-growing organizations building for scale. His clients represent a range of sectors, including industrials, financial institutions, consumer goods, business services, and healthcare, among others.

Before founding RTS, Jon led McKinsey’s principal investor practice and advised a set of leading alternative asset managers active in hedge funds, distressed investing, and private equity.

From 1996-1998, Jon was a senior official in the Clinton Administration, where he led the reorganization of a $6bn portfolio of government loans made to bidders on mobile communications licenses. He started his career as an attorney at the law firm Paul | Weiss where he worked on a range of corporate and bankruptcy matters.

Jon serves as Chairman of McKinsey.org, the firm’s corporate foundation. He holds a JD from Harvard Law School, an MSc from the London School of Economics, and a BA from Georgetown.
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Jon’s Background

McKinsey & Company
Senior Partner
Dec 2010 - Present
Washington, DC, USA
McKinsey is a global management consulting firm committed to helping organizations accelerate sustainable and inclusive growth. The firm works with clients across the private, public, and social sectors to solve complex problems and create positive change for all their stakeholders.
McKinsey & Company
Various Roles
1995 - 2010
Washington, DC, USA
Jon has held various roles at McKinsey & Company, including Director, Principal, and Consultant. McKinsey & Company is an international management consulting business which provides professional services to companies, governments, and other institutions.
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Jon’s Gallery

Current Board Positions

McKinsey & Company
Chairman
Dec 2010 - Present
New York, NY, USA
Jon is the Chairman of the RTS unit at McKinsey & Company. The division provides clients pursuing innovative and sustainable improved performance with a proven approach to transformational change.
McKinsey.org
Chairman
Washington, DC, USA
McKinsey.org is a social development foundation that uses McKinsey & Company's capabilities to help develop fresh, scalable solutions to social issues by connecting with leaders from the social, public and private sectors.

Media

The role of the executive team in a transformation: A conversation with Jon Garcia
Insights
Apr 2022
In this short video, Jon delves into what executive teams can do to help their transformation efforts succeed.
A formula for transformation success: A conversation with Jon Garcia
Insights
Apr 2022
Jon shares information about the three important factors that must be considered for transformation success: will, skill and rigor.
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Interviews

The elements of success: A conversation with Jon Garcia and Wesley Walden
Interviewed
Jul 2019
In this interview, Jon Garcia and Wesley Walden highlight five critical circumstances that will position a company for success.
the Shortlist
Interviewed
Apr 2019
Jon shares his experience of managing large-scale transformations, as well as what it takes to achieve long-term advancements in corporate performance.
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Features

Environmental non-profit Delterra spins out of McKinsey.org
Quoted
Nov 2021
The new environmental non-profit will continue McKinsey.org’s impactful recycling initiative. Jon Garcia, who chairs the social development foundation, says they are extremely proud of what the Rethinking Recycling team has achieved.
Capability building in 2030
Quoted
Feb 2021
McKinsey executives Jon Garcia, Liz McNally, Daniel Pacthod and Michael Park describe how capability building may transform over the next 10 years.

Publications

Closing the capability gap in the time of COVID-19
Author
Nov 2020
Jon discusses the Covid-19 crisis, a traditional approach to corporate training, promising approaches some businesses have taken to tackle the challenges created by Covid-19, and more.

Public Service

Federal Communications Commission
Senior Official
1996 - 1998
Washington, DC, USA
Jon was a Senior Official in the Clinton Administration. He led a federal government task force that restructured a $6-billion portfolio of subsidies provided to bidders on spectrum for mobile communications services (the “C Block”).

Jon’s Education

Harvard Law School
JD
1990 - 1993
London School of Economics
MSc, International Relations
1989 - 1990
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