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Alex Panas

Senior Partner, Boston
Brings deep expertise in serving private equity sponsors and portfolio companies on strategy, organization, operations, and investment-diligence topics

About Alex

Alex coleads our Private Equity & Principal Investors Practice globally, and heads the practice for the Americas, including the knowledge development on what it takes to grow and turnaround sponsor-owned companies.

The primary focus of Alex’s client work is on diligence and portfolio-company efforts for private-equity owners. He also serves private-equity firms on strategy, organization, operations, and investment-diligence initiatives. He has deep expertise in the industrial, aerospace and defense, retail, consumer packaged goods, food service, and operations areas.

Examples of Alex’s recent client work include leading a portfolio company transformation focused on design-to-value and sourcing―which delivered over $150 million in EBITDA improvement. He also supported a leading distressed-focused firm with diligence and investment decisions across a range of sectors. For a portfolio company, he developed a sales and growth strategy that resulted in a doubling of sales and significantly improved returns.

Prior to joining McKinsey, Alex spent six years working for Compaq Computer and Digital Equipment in a number of financial and operational roles, with international assignments in Singapore, Thailand, and Vietnam.


The Kellogg School of Management
MBA, with distinction

Babson College
BS, entrepreneurship and management, summa cum laude