Nick Santhanam

Nick Santhanam is a senior Partner in McKinsey & Company’s Silicon Valley Office, and leads their global industrials practice. Nick also leads their S5C (Sub $5 bn companies) practice. Nick serves industrials/industrial-tech companies on their end to end strategy and performance transformation efforts. He has led their work on “McKinsey on industrials”, “McKinsey on Packaging”, “McKinsey on flow control”, “McKinsey on food processing and handling”, “McKinsey on construction” and several other knowledge efforts, which are deep-dives in various industrial micro verticals, to map the secular growth headwinds and tailwinds as well as what it takes for companies to create and capture value. He also hosts their annual CEO summits; Industrial CEO (GILS), Tech CEOs (T-30), Family owned companies CEO (L-20) as well as the host and convener of their executive learning programs; board learning event on disruptions (NWDS), investor learning on disruptions (NWDS-I), and executive learning event on transformations (APT-30). In past 36 months, he has led multiple successful transformations of companies, which has led to 200-500 bps of margin expansion and significant shareholder value creation.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Mr. Santhanam worked as a Technical Manager at Taconic (a PCB/ceramics manufacturer), Petersburgh, NY. Prior to Taconic, he worked as a manufacturing engineer at Arlon (also a PCB/ceramics manufacturer) in their Bear, DE facility.

Mr. Santhanam has a M.S. in Chemical Engineering from University of Illinois and an M.B.A. in Strategic management and Finance from the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. He graduated as a Ford and Palmer scholar from Wharton.