PE-focused strategy/operations consultant (former McKinsey)


Master of Business Administration (M.B.A from Northwestern University – Kellogg School of Management
2012 – 2014
Activities: Beta Gamma Sigma (top 10% by GPA)

Bachelor of Science (B.S from Northwestern University
2004 – 2008
Focus: Mechanical Engineering

Work Experience

Principal at Seay Associates, LLC
Mar 2018 – present | Palm Beach, FL, USA

• Led CEO-sponsored supply chain transformation at $200M PE-owned printed products manufacturer.  Program included opportunity sizing, planning and implementation management.  Impact to date: 20% inventory reduction
• Led COO-sponsored operations transformation at high growth distribution client.  Delivered 17% reduction to UPS logistics contract and 14% inventory reduction
• Led CEO and CMO sponsored packaging transformation at $250M PE-owned consumer products company.  Program requires stakeholder management across marketing, procurement and PE sponsor.  Program target: 10% reduction by year-end
• Developed proprietary inventory management utility that can be deployed without significant revision to client ERP system.  Utility has demonstrated ability to deliver 10-30% inventory reduction

• Developed financial model, corporate strategy and investor presentation for high net worth investor considering entry into sub-prime auto leasing market.  Investment thesis is currently being reviewed by Middle East sovereign wealth funds
• Worked with CEO in development of corporate strategy for Canadian pharmaceuticals player, including target market segmentation and key areas of value chain in which to compete.  Strategy contributed to successful $20M equity raise

• Built bottoms-up market sizing model in support of PE firm considering acquisition of cell tower maintenance and engineering services firm
• Conducted primary research exploring dynamics of diamond engagement retail market on behalf of PE-firm.  Research included visits to 10 stores and analysis of price sensitivity relative to product characteristics (cut, clarity, carat, color, mined/lab grown)

Engagement Manager at McKinsey 
Oct 2016 – Mar 2018

• Graduate of McKinsey Ops Excellence Program.  Co-led asset productivity curriculum
• Sized, planned and managed multiple operations transformation programs at mining client.  Programs delivered $100M+ in incremental revenue and cost savings
• Utilized stochastic analysis to identify bottleneck in fleet operations at industrials client.  Improved production by 20%, delivering $80M/yr in incremental revenue
• Led team in establishing PMO for medical device manufacturer.  PMO will manage build out of 30% increase in manufacturing capacity through 2018
• Led team in manufacturing diagnostic at premium kitchen appliance manufacturer.  Demonstrated 85% increase in manufacturing capacity in pilot
• Conducted competitive tear-downs of aerospace components as part of strategic procurement initiative.  Supplier negotiation delivered $72M in contract savings

• Led development of McKinsey perspective on 2030 global mobility market presented at 2017 Greenbrier automotive CEO conference
• Conducted global profit pool analysis and operating model informing market entry decision for tech client considering entry into electric vehicle (EV) market
• Created category strategies for high spend segments at Silicon Valley tech manufacturer.  Led implementation of corp. travel playbook leading to $40m cost-out
• Developed financial model driving operations strategy shift at $1.5B industrials client
• Developed category strategy for $320M segment at commercial truck manufacturer

• Valued procurement synergies for PE client considering multi-billion dollar investment in auto collision repair company
• Conducted product research as part of due diligence process leading to $1B PE client acquisition of cloud software solution

Associate at McKinsey
Sep 2014 – Oct 2016

Senior Product Development Engineer at Navistar
Nov 2010 – Jul 2013

Product development: diesel engine calibration and transmission integration

Development Engineer at Navistar 
Jun 2008 – Nov 2010

Product development: gasoline engine controls

Chassis Development Intern at Ford Motor Company
Jun 2007  – Sep 2007

Validated passenger vehicle suspension systems through lab and in-vehicle testing procedures

Manufacturing Operations Intern at Ford Motor Company 
Jun 2006  – Sep 2006

Manufacturing process improvement (lean) at transmission assembly facility

Construction Management Intern at Turner Construction Company 
Jun 2005  – Sep 2005

Managed subcontractors leading to on-time delivery of $12M high school renovation project

About Me

SUMMARY:  McKinsey alum specializing in strategy and operations transformation programs. I support middle market market clients in identifying opportunities to drive EBITDA and standing up governance to de-risk implementation
EDUCATION: MBA, Kellogg School of Management;   BS, Engineering, Northwestern University
CORE INDUSTRIES: private equity, manufacturing, automotive & mobility, transportation & logistics
CORE FUNCTIONS: manufacturing, asset productivity, procurement, inventory management, supply chain


Project Categories

  • Value Creation Strategy
  • Strategic Planning & Transformation
  • Project Management
  • Business Process Redesign
  • Commercial Operations
  • Process Improvement
  • Supply Chain Strategy & Transformation
  • Strategic Sourcing & Procurement
  • Supply Chain Analysis & Benchmarking
  • Voice of the Customer Research
  • Market Segmentation
  • Competitive Analysis
  • Pricing Analysis & Optimization
  • Market Mapping & TAM Analysis


  • Consumer Goods
  • Manufacturing
  • Private Equity
  • Technology
  • Transportation & Logistics

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