BJ Wright

BJ Wright, Ph.D.

BJ Wright co-leads ghSMART’s U.K. Office. He supports CEOs, boards and investors on key leadership priorities including CEO Succession, organizational transformation, management assessment, executive coaching, and capability building. His clients range from Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executive teams to private investors and their portfolio companies.

Prior to joining ghSMART, BJ was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company for 5 years and a member of the London, New York, and São Paulo offices. As a member of both the Healthcare and Corporate Finance Practices, he worked on a broad range of topics including organizational design, strategy, M&A, post-merger integration, and business/leadership performance. In addition, BJ managed the development of the McKinsey’s Global approach to client organizational capability building, helped design and deliver a cornerstone leadership training program affecting ~500 McKinsey consultants annually, and spearheaded the New York Office Challenge.

BJ has a Ph.D. in Organic Chemistry from Columbia University, where he earned an NSF Fellowship and studied under Professor Samuel Danishefsky. He has a B.A. from Willamette University, where he graduated cum laude and was awarded the Presidential Senior Scholarship. BJ lives in London with his wife and their two daughters.

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