Shelley Stewart, III

Shelley Stewart, III, Partner, McKinsey & CompanyShelley Stewart, III
McKinsey & Company

Shelley is a leader within McKinsey’s Marketing & Sales Practice and focuses primarily on serving B2B clients. He has worked with numerous privately held and publicly traded companies across the automotive, chemicals, diversified industrial, technology, and medical-device industries to help clients identify opportunities for accelerated growth, design new go-to-market models, improve effectiveness of sales-force deployment, and improve margin through comprehensive pricing programs.

Alongside his client work, Shelley is an active leader in driving national initiatives in both recruiting and external relations on behalf of the McKinsey Black Network. Additionally, he co-leads McKinsey’s research on building black wealth in the United States as part of the McKinsey Black Economic Institute. He has published articles and is a speaker on the topic. Shelley is also an advisor to the New Jersey Law and Education Empowerment Program, a not-for-profit serving underprivileged high-school students in the greater Newark community, as well a member of the Advisory Council for National Black MBA.

Before joining McKinsey, Shelley spent 5 years in the financial-services industry. He held a variety of roles at an investment banking firm, including in structured lending and bond and derivative trading. Shelley subsequently founded Dreadnought Capital Management, an investment advisory firm focused on illiquid fixed-income assets. He served as Dreadnought’s head of trading and risk and participated in numerous investments of more than $250 million.