Our People

Julian V. McCarthy

For more than 25 years, Julian has advised CEOs, Boards of Directors and senior executives on global strategy, performance transformation, organizational effectiveness, post-merger transition and corporate governance. 

Julian specializes in helping clients achieve superior performance through strategic alignment, leadership and governance effectiveness and organizational transformation. He has served clients in multiple industries including precision manufacturing, IT services, automotive, medical devices, ocean shipping, industrial distribution, oil refining, pharmaceuticals, electric utilities, electronics and steel; spanning the US, Asia and Europe. 

Julian is a member of the National Association of Corporate Directors, where he has presented and facilitated discussions on governance and leadership effectiveness. He is a certified executive coach, frequently acting as trusted advisor to senior leaders on leadership impact and achieving organizational alignment. 

Past Experience

Julian’s consulting career started with McKinsey & Company, where he became a director and senior partner, co-founding and leading multiple practices during his time with the firm. Most recently, he was a senior partner with Delta CEO & Board Effectiveness (part of Mercer), specializing in strategic alignment, and leadership and top team effectiveness.  Previously, Julian was a senior advisor at private equity firm Cerberus, leading strategic transformation and top team effectiveness in collaboration with portfolio company CEOs and Boards.  He also spent several years as a managing director at turnaround consulting firm AlixPartners, helping clients drive large-scale performance transformation and acting as COO for a private industrial company.


Originally from Australia, Julian now lives in Florida where he and his wife are appreciate the consistent sunshine. Julian plays jazz and classical music as a hobby.  He and his wife share a passion for international travel and outdoor activities including running, alpine hiking and just walking in the woods.


M.B.A. – Harvard Business School

Graduate Diploma in Business (High Distinctions) – Swinburne Institute of Technology, Australia

Masters in Engineering Science – University of Melbourne, Australia

B. E. Mechanical (First Class Honors) – University of Melbourne, Australia