Gary Pinkus is the managing partner for McKinsey & Company in North America and a member of the Firm's Global Operating Committee. Previously, Gary was the global leader of McKinsey's Private Equity and Principal Investing Practice, which he helped co-found more than a decade ago. His client work includes service to leading companies in private equity, healthcare, oil and gas, and commercial vehicles. Previously, Gary worked for Dole Fresh Fruit in Honduras, Bear Stearns' Mergers and Acquisitions Group in New York, and in McKinsey's Houston, Mexico City, Sydney, and Zurich offices. Gary also serves on the boards of the California Academy of Sciences, the Menlo School, and the California Business Roundtable. He is a prior member of the boards of the San Francisco Opera, ReSurge (formerly Interplast), and the Silicon Valley Leadership Group. Gary earned his B.A. in English and Quantitative Economics with distinction from Stanford University and his M.B.A. with distinction from Harvard Business School.