Bryan Hancock

McKinsey & Company

Bryan specializes in organization and human-capital management. He advises top executives across sectors, serving clients in retail, manufacturing, professional services, logistics, and the public sector.

Bryan holds a JD from Harvard Law School, where he graduated magna cum laude. He also holds a BA, with honors, in Government and Foreign Affairs from the University of Virginia, where he was a Jefferson Scholar. Bryan remains involved with the University of Virginia, and he currently serves on the National Selection Committee of the Jefferson Scholars Foundation.

10:10 AM Plenary Session

We have been talking about strategic HR for decades. Some companies have made progress towards leaner HR operating models, decreased manual transactional workload etc. However, in general, the progress has stalled – we will share some observations on the typical challenges we see, based on our experience working with CEOs and CHROs on HR and talent topics. 

How can we turn the tide? 

During this session, Mike Barriere (former Chief Talent Officer at Walmart, CHRO at Alcoa and, currently, Partner at McKinsey & Company) and Bryan Hancock (Partner at McKinsey & Company) will lead an interactive discussion to share perspectives on what it takes to turn talent management into a source of competitive advantage: 
  • Operationalize the G3 (the group of CEO, CFO and CHRO) which involves clear understanding of the value agenda and sources of value 
  • Link Talent to Value – some practical steps one could start applying tomorrow
  • Transform the HR function from a service provider to a business leader accountable for talent outcomes