Michael Patsalos-Fox serves as Chief Executive Officer of Stroz Friedberg, an Aon company. He is based in the firm’s New York office and was first appointed as the firm’s CEO in November 2013, prior to the firm’s acquisition by Aon. A former chairman of the Americas for management consulting firm McKinsey & Company, Mr. Patsalos-Fox is responsible for Stroz Friedberg’s global operations and growth strategies. Mr. Patsalos-Fox brings decades of international and senior strategic consulting experience to bear, having helped his clients solve their most difficult business problems.
Mr. Patsalos-Fox served as chairman of the Americas for McKinsey from 2003-2009, where he was responsible for driving an aggressive growth agenda, leading over 2,500 consultants, including 300 partners. Between 2009 and 2013, he led the creation and development of McKinsey Solutions, a practice that combined industry and functional expertise with data science to unlock lasting insights and performance for the firm’s largest global clients. He also served as a senior partner on McKinsey’s operating committee for nine years, and he held a seat on the firm’s board for twelve years.
Mr. Patsalos-Fox is a respected strategist and industry advisor, and companies at all life stages have benefited from his astute ability to implement corporate transformation strategies, which have manifested in improved operational efficiencies, people productivity, organizational growth, and successful M&A transactions. Most recently at McKinsey, Mr. Patsalos-Fox successfully exploited innovative opportunities for business growth, including the expansion of cutting-edge capabilities in data analytics and IP software. He began his career with Fujitsu Australia Limited.
Mr. Patsalos-Fox was born in Cyprus and has lived in Australia, Switzerland, the UK, and the U.S. He currently serves on the Board of Directors of Cognizant Technology Solutions Corporation (a public company,) Playwrights Horizons Theater Company, and several small technology companies, including Channelinsight, Cloudpay, NGData, Quid and Vidyo.