McKone to Spearhead Firm’s Creation and Scaling Up of New Service Lines to Meet Increasing Demand from Global Companies

BOSTON and LONDON (May 27, 2021) – Global management consulting firm L.E.K. Consulting has appointed Dan McKone as Chairman of Global Innovation. In the newly created role, McKone, who is an L.E.K. Managing Director, will develop and lead a process that will enable select high-potential ideas and intellectual capital from bespoke projects to quickly become robust service lines available to clients across the firm’s practices and sectors.

“As strategy consultants, we are always developing innovative, customized solutions that help clients gain advantage through novel ways of approaching important initiatives like new ways of connecting with customers, new revenue models and new service offerings” said L.E.K. Global Managing Partner Stuart Jackson. “In the new role of Global Innovation Chair, Dan McKone will help us formalize structures to leverage some of these creative initiatives and scale them as robust service lines that benefit clients across all our industries and practices.”

McKone is one of the originators of L.E.K.’s Edge Strategy service line, which takes a novel approach to helping companies think about and pursue growth. He currently leads the firm’s work globally for clients around customer engagement and loyalty and is the Head of the Travel & Transportation Practice in the Americas. He is the coauthor, along with L.E.K. Managing Director Alan Lewis, of Edge Strategy, A New Mindset for Profitable Growth, published by Harvard Business Review Press.

“A vast amount of innovation comes from L.E.K.’s normal course of business, within our global sectors and practices. It will be exciting to work with colleagues to build a structured approach to scaling up this great work so a broader spectrum of industries and companies can benefit,” McKone said.

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