Kevin P. Coyne is a professor at Emory University's Goizueta Business School, and a former Worldwide Leader of McKinsey & Company's Global Strategy Practice. In addition, he is currently Managing Director of The Coyne Partnership, Inc., a boutique consulting firm that serves Boards of Directors, CEOs, and other senior executives in a wide variety of for-profit and not-for-profit fields. As one of the Harvard Business Review's most frequently published authors, Kevin has helped to advance the state of the art in business strategy for nearly three decades. He is the co-author of Brainsteering: A Better Approach To Breakthrough Ideas, published by HarperCollins in 2011.
Kevin graduated With Distinction from the Harvard Business School in 1978, after being the only person ever admitted directly from his junior year of college. He joined the consulting firm McKinsey & Company, where he was the youngest Associate in the Washington Office by over 5 years.
In 1982, at age 27, Kevin joined the first Reagan Administration as the sole Policy Advisor to the Deputy Secretary of the Treasury, the second highest official in the U.S. Treasury. After his return to McKinsey, Kevin was elected as the sixth youngest partner of the firm. Later, after being elected a Senior Partner, he led McKinsey’s Worldwide Strategy Practice as well as its Southeastern Financial Institutions Practice.
Kevin retired from McKinsey in 2006 at the age of 51 to pursue his research and create a highly-focused consulting practice. After teaching strategy at the Harvard Business School, he has now become a Senior Teaching Professor at Emory University’s Goizueta Business School in his adopted hometown of Atlanta.
In 2008, Kevin formed a boutique consulting firm with his brother Shawn T. Coyne. The Coyne Partnership, Inc., serves Boards of Directors, CEOs, and other senior executives in a wide variety of for-profit and not-for-profit fields.
Over the years, Kevin’s articles have appeared in the Harvard Business Review, the McKinsey Quarterly, Chief Executive Magazine, Directorship, Business Week, Sloan Management Review, and other publications. He has been quoted in the Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Fortune, Forbes.com, CBS News, and other publications, and he has appeared on CNBC, National Public Radio, and Fox Business News.
February 7, 2012 The Republic "Feds OK most W.Va. water quality rules, but disagrees with 'weight ..."
August 2011 The Economic Times "Companies run on good ideas"
August 8. 2012 Ctpost.com "Stress Less: The challenges of work-life balance"
McKinsey Quarterly - "Seven Steps To More Effective Brainstorming" (Spring 2011)
Harvard Business Review - "When You Have To Cut Costs - Now" (HBR, May 2010)
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