Aaron Byrne is a distinguished Partner at L.E.K.’s San Francisco office, where he spearheads the firm’s Financial Services Sector. With an illustrious career spanning over 18 years in strategy consulting, Aaron has carved a niche for himself as a trusted advisor to financial services CEOs and executive teams, guiding them through their most strategic mandates. Aaron’s passion for revolutionizing the financial services industry is evident through his contributions to innovative business models and strategies. He has made significant impacts through his publications and expert commentary on a myriad of topics, including ecosystems, embedded finance, generative AI, digitization, digital assets, and M&A and partnerships.

Aaron’s realm of expertise is vast, covering large-scale strategy, transformation, and transaction efforts across key financial sectors such as banking, payments, capital markets, wealth and asset management, insurance, and emerging areas of FinTech and digital assets. His proficiency encompasses corporate and business unit strategy, innovation and growth strategy, value realization, enterprise transformation, and M&A, divestitures, ventures, and strategic partnerships. Aaron’s influence extends globally, having served financial services and FinTech clients across the Americas, Europe, and Asia.

Before joining L.E.K in 2024, Aaron was at the helm of a leading global consultancy, showcasing his leadership and strategic foresight. Aaron’s academic achievements are notable, with an MBA in Finance from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, where he earned a place on the Chancellor's List, and a Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design from Texas A&M University as an Academic Excellence Scholar. Further enriching his expertise, Aaron has gained accreditation from prestigious institutions such as the Kellogg School of Management, INSEAD, Harvard, and Yale in critical areas like Generative AI, Sustainable Finance, and Executive Leadership.


Undergraduate: Bachelor of Science in Environmental Design, Texas A&M University

Graduate: MBA in Finance, University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

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