Geoff Wilson, Principal
Geoff is a seasoned executive leader with deep experience in strategy consulting and corporate development. He is an acknowledged capability builder and people developer with an abiding passion for clear communication and sharp problem solving skills.
Geoff began his career in finance as a financial analyst with Comerica, Inc. where he focused on analysis and due diligence of early stage venture capital investments. After Comerica and a stint in graduate school, Geoff progressed through McKinsey & Company, where he spent 7 years as a consultant serving clients in the basic materials, transportation, technology, and energy industries on topics ranging from growth strategy to operations strategy.
At McKinsey, Geoff was a leading faculty member for the firm’s problem solving curricula. He was a dedicated developer of strategic problem solving talent and served as lead faculty for the firm’s Basic Consultant Readiness, Engagement Management Essentials, and multiple operations and strategic leadership topics. Within McKinsey’s ecosystem, Geoff was a prolific publisher, publishing well over 20 internal documents and leading a globally recognized knowledge initiative in the strategy space.
Following McKinsey, Geoff served as SVP of Corporate Strategy & Development at Milliken & Company, an innovative, diversified manufacturing company with positions in the specialty chemicals, textiles, and floor covering sectors. At Milliken, Geoff acted as a hands on people developer and strategist, working across the company’s portfolio to advance the corporate vision. His activities included building strategic acumen through direct, hands on coaching; building the company’s capabilities as they relate to mergers & acquisitions; and driving the development of a unique leadership academy focused on building high potential leaders’ capabilities across a set of key attributes.
Geoff graduated from Stanford University with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Human Biology and a Master of Arts degree in Sociology. At Stanford, he was a member of the varsity football team and a 30-game starter as an offensive lineman. Geoff also holds an MBA with high distinction from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College.
Geoff now serves as Principal of Wilson Growth Partners, LLC – a strategy consulting firm focused on advising clients on strategic revenue, margin, and productivity growth topics. He is married to Lindsay; and they have four children, 2 dogs, and a significant sleep deficit. Geoff and his family live in Inman, South Carolina.