Bryan West is a Principal at ghSMART, where he advises private equity investors, hedge fund managers and Fortune 500 companies on their most pressing leadership challenges, including talent assessment, top team effectiveness, and organizational change initiatives.
Prior to joining ghSMART, Bryan was an Engagement Manager at McKinsey & Company. While at McKinsey, Bryan served clients across several industries, including aerospace and defense, consumer product goods, and travel, transportation and logistics. His teams provided strategic, operational, and organizational expertise to senior executives at numerous Fortune 500 companies. He also advised leaders during multiple mergers including Fortune 200 and private equity transactions on matters including overall program management, commercial integration, organizational design, human capital and transformational change. Beyond his client work, Bryan was a recruiting leader in McKinsey’s Southern offices playing an important role in actively managing candidate assessment, training, and coaching.
Prior to joining McKinsey, Bryan served in the United States Marine Corps’ 1st Force Reconnaissance Company, and was deployed to Iraq twice. He also worked in the Business Development group for the portfolio company of a consortium of private equity sponsors.
Bryan holds an M.B.A. from the University of Virginia’s Darden School of Business, and a B.S.E. from Vanderbilt University. He lives in Atlanta, Georgia with his wife and three children.