Ryan Brukardt

Ryan Brukardt

Senior Partner
McKinsey & Company

Ryan supports McKinsey’s advanced-industries work (with a focus on global aerospace, defense, and space companies) and leads the firm’s cash and space work. With more than 20 years of military and consulting experience, he specializes in corporate strategy, managing major business and operational transformations, working-capital improvements, building clients’ capabilities, and M&A advisory.

Ryan has advised senior executives on organic and inorganic growth, cost restructuring, technology and product strategy, improving manufacturing operations and supply chains and reducing risk, and business-to-government program capture excellence. He has also led several large postmerger integration efforts and oversees Radar by McKinsey, the firm’s government market analytics solution.

Before joining McKinsey, Ryan worked at another global consulting firm. Prior to starting his consulting career, he was a space- and missile-operations officer in the US Air Force. He continues to serve as a reservist, advising senior leaders on nuclear-policy matters at US Air Force headquarters.

Ryan has extensively studied warfare, military strategy and leadership, international security, and space policy and doctrine. He has published in defense and science journals, including Defense NewsWar on the Rocks, and the Astronomical Journal.

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Originally aired: April 18, 2023