John McLane

John McLane

Private equity + strategy and operations consulting

Currently employed at Sverica International, McKinsey & Company

Previous: Diageo, PaintingsDIRECT Inc., Christie's Inc.


Previous: University Of Pennsylvania, Joseph H. Lauder Institute, Carleton College, Université Paris Dauphine, Lycée Saint Martin De France



At Sverica International

From 2008 to Present
Private equity firm investing in the micro-cap and middle market. We invest to build great companies for the long term, backing management teams with strong operational and analytical support for portfolio companies. As Principal I manage a team of associates and lead and improve the analytical...
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At McKinsey & Company

From 2003 to Present
Retail strategy, front-line operational transformation and sales effectiveness (example projects): * Developed a consumer insight-based, lean checkout process and labor scheduling model for a leading grocery chain and implemented across over 2,000 stores and 100,000 employees, saving over $80...
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Joseph H. Lauder Institute, Philadelphia

International Studies: Latin America and Spanish Language, Joseph H. Lauder Institute

From 2001 to 2003


At Diageo

MBA summer associate * Created and implemented performance management framework for strategic accounts with $80 million in annual sales. * Reconciled Diageo’s and Seagram’s sales forecasting methods and data, driving on-time delivery of post-merger forecasts.

Director of Operations

At PaintingsDIRECT Inc.

From 1999 to 2001
* Led teams in e-commerce site content production and maintenance, logistics, order fulfillment, and customer service. * Negotiated and executed distribution partnerships including technology, process, financial, and staffing issues.

Operations management

At Christie's Inc.

From 1993 to 1999
Business Manager, Art Specialist Departments 1998 –1999 * Managed planning, budget control, operations, and marketing for five auction departments with sales over $47 million, instituting cost control systems in historically independent sales departments and increasing profits 4%. Manager,...
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Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota

Art History, Carleton College

From 1991 to 1993


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