Robert Uhlaner

Senior Partner

Robert Uhlaner is a Senior Partner in McKinsey’s San Francisco Office and is the global co-leader of the Firm’s Strategy and Corporate Finance practice.  In that role, he has primary responsibility for the Finance and M&A service lines.

Robert’s clients primarily include established companies in the health care, high-tech, and industrial sectors.  He has pioneered approaches to strategic diligence, growth through programmatic M&A, and the design and implementation of restructuring programs.

Previously, Robert drove the transformation of Microsoft’s finance organization and M&A capability — starting as an advisor, and then as Corporate Vice president for Strategy, Planning and Analysis.  In that role, he was responsible for the FP&A, Corporate Strategy and Venture Integration groups.

Robert has a Doctorate in Economics with fields in Finance and Econometrics, a Masters in Finance from the Haas Business School, and a Bachelors in Mathematics and Economics, all from the University of California at Berkeley.  He has published on topics include M&A best practices and corporate finance topics in Harvard Business Review and the McKinsey Quarterly.