Maggie Desmond

Maggie Desmond

Maggie Desmond is a Principal at ghSMART. She supports leaders of high performing organizations in the areas of leadership assessment, top team effectiveness, talent management and organizational change. Her clients range from Fortune 500 CEOs and senior executives to private investors and company boards.

Prior to joining ghSMART, Maggie was a management consultant at McKinsey & Company in London, where she served leading corporate clients on strategy and organizational topics. As a core member of the firm’s Organization practice, Maggie led the global launch of McKinsey’s Talent Wins campaign, developing a CEO playbook for putting talent at the heart of organizational strategy. In addition, Maggie delivered a range of public and pro bono social sector work and was a McKinsey Global Institute Fellow, where she led cutting edge research on economic inequality and the social contract in advanced economies.

Before McKinsey, Maggie served four years as a secondary school teacher in rural Hawaii with the Teach For America program. She holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business, an MPhil in Education and Politics from the University of Cambridge, and a BA in International Affairs from the George Washington University. Maggie is a proud Wisconsin native. She and her husband live in Soho, central London, where they are active members of their local community.

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