Former McKinsey partner Nick Brown joins Eden McCallum

22 January 2019 3 min. read
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Nick Brown, formerly a partner at McKinsey & Company, has joined Eden McCallum’s partnership in London. “We are thrilled to have him on board,” said Liann Eden, one of Eden McCallum’s two co-founders. 

In the past two decades, Nick Brown worked in the United States for several financial services and real estate companies. Prior to taking on his role at Eden McCallum, he served Plum, a financer for the commercial real estate industry, as Chief Operating Officer. Prior to that, Brown was the Strategy Director of New York headquartered asset manager PineBridge Investments, and worked over seven years for global insurance company AIG, latterly as Chief Administrative Officer of the Alternative Investments business. Previously, he held roles at real estate companies SelectLeaders and Tishman Speyer.

Brown moved to the US when he was a partner at McKinsey & Company. After beginning his career as a Chartered Accountant at PwC in the UK, he joined McKinsey and became a Partner in the firm’s London office. Then, he moved to the US to help develop McKinsey’s New Jersey office, and later on also worked from McKinsey’s New York and San Francisco offices. At the strategy consultancy, Brown worked primarily with financial services companies, but also served clients in healthcare, energy and retail.

Former McKinsey partner Nick Brown joins Eden McCallum

In his new role at Eden McCallum, a firm that matches independent consultants with clients – positioning itself as a challenger consultancy to top-tier incumbents – Brown has been appointed Managing Partner. He will be based in the firm’s London offices and will work with Eden McCallum’s team internationally in the Netherlands, Switzerland and the US. Eden McCallum Founding Partner Liann Eden remarked, “Nick’s experience will be of huge value in continuing to grow the firm as a disruptor in professional services.”

Commenting on his new challenge, Brown said: “I have followed Eden McCallum’s progress with interest and admiration from the beginning, as they developed a new model of consulting and built the leading firm in the space. I’m excited to help drive the next stage of growth.”

Brown’s appointment comes shortly after Eden McCallum UK also added former Strategy& consultant Jack Woodhouse to its team.

According to a recent survey by Eden McCallum among UK executives, with fewer than 70 days to go until the UK completes its exit from the EU, more than a quarter of leaders are now “very pessimistic” about the prospects of the UK economy.