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Kevin Neher

Senior Partner, Denver
Managing partner of our Denver office. Helps executives transform customer experience while reducing costs, improving profitability, and increasing employee engagement

About Kevin

A founding partner of McKinsey’s Denver office, Kevin advises executives on challenges that cut across strategy, operations, and technology. Strongly focused on understanding and improving the experience for customers, his work often centers on assessing and then transforming customer-facing operations and services—all in support of enhanced growth and a better competitive position.

As the leader of the North America Customer Experience Practice, Kevin has deep experience in industries with complex customer relationships and networks, such as airlines and logistics providers. He helps executives drive end-to-end strategic customer experience transformations, while reducing costs and making use of improved, innovative technologies.

Examples of his work include the following:

  • designing and directing a customer experience transformation for a US airline, significantly reducing cost and improving total margin
  • directing a technology transformation for a US and European travel company, including new services, new technology, and a lean operations overhaul to establish a lower cost base
  • developing a customer experience strategy for a medical diagnostics company
  • driving a customer experience journey diagnostic and transformation for a North American utility, establishing a new customer promise and value proposition
  • delivering a lean customer experience assessment for a retail hardware chain with franchised locations, developing cost-saving, and revenue-enhancing solutions

Kevin serves on the board of trustees for Mile High United Way. Before joining McKinsey, Kevin worked in cause-based marketing and strategy for a nonprofit that focused on putting new books into the hands of children from low-income families.

Published work

Three ways to reduce contact centre volumes without harming CX,”, April 2018

Customer experience: Creating value through transforming customer journeys,” (PDF–2.6 MB), McKinsey & Company, Winter 2016

From touchpoints to journeys: The competitive edge in seeing the world through the customer's eyes,” McKinsey & Company, March 2016

Are you really listening to what your customers say?,” McKinsey & Company, March 2016

Linking the customer experience to value,” McKinsey & Company, March 2016

Measuring the patient experience: Lessons from other industries,” McKinsey & Company, August 2015

Past experience

First Book
Manager, corporate strategy

The Gold Group
Economic analyst

Foley and Lardner
Economic analyst


Harvard Business School

University of Virginia
BA, economics and government