Allen P. Webb, '99
Editor-in-chief of The McKinsey Quarterly, McKinsey & Company
Allen is the editor-in-chief of the McKinsey Quarterly and is located in the firm’s Seattle office. He joined the firm in 1993, and before joining McKinsey’s publishing group spent five years serving clients in the aerospace, automotive, chemical, health care, legal, and steel industries, with an emphasis on topics related to corporate finance and strategy. He also managed the McKinsey Global Institute’s study of US productivity growth from 1995-2000.
Allen’s primary non-McKinsey work experience was at the Harvard Business School, where wrote case studies and conducted research in the areas of business ethics and business history. In Seattle, Allen has been a lecturer in the MBA program at the University of Washington’s Foster School of Business. He has published management articles in the California Management Review and the McKinsey Quarterly, has written numerous Harvard Business School case studies, and was the editor of a book published by McKinsey’s Marketing practice in 2006 titled Profiting from Proliferation.
Allen earned a JD from the University of Chicago Law School, an MBA from the University of Chicago Graduate School of Business, and an AB from Harvard College, where he was a member of Phi Beta Kappa.