Kausik Rajgopal is the Managing Partner for McKinsey & Company’s Western U.S. Region, which includes offices in Denver, Los Angeles, San Francisco, Seattle and Silicon Valley. He founded McKinsey’s Digital Payments service line in 2006 and co-leads McKinsey’s Global Payments Practice and Fintech efforts. Outside the U.S., he has served banking and payments clients in Canada, Asia, Latin America and Australia. Since joining McKinsey in 1997, Kausik has worked primarily in the financial services and payments industries, helping banks, payments processors, telcos, technology players, networks, consumer credit providers and others address strategy, operations, and organization issues.
His recent engagements have included development of mobile payments and digital wallet roadmaps, digital acquisition and onboarding of new Card and Payments customers, definition of next-generation ‘order management’ mobile experiences, competitive and partnership strategies to test and scale new digitally delivered consumer credit propositions, data utilization and monetization strategies, business-to- business payments electronification and e-invoicing, supply chain and trade finance strategy, blockchain and crypto-currency use cases, and e and m-commerce business models for the future.
Kausik is an author on payments and financial services topics and a frequent speaker at industry conferences, including Money 20/20, BAI, CFPB panels on Mobile Payments, etc. He convenes McKinsey’s Emerging Fintech & Payments Forum, which brings together a broad range of Payments players and investors for discussions on the future of Digital Payments and Commerce. He holds a patent for expedited electronic payments processing.
Kausik received his Bachelor’s degrees in Industrial Engineering and Political Science with Distinction from Stanford University. He also received his MBA from Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he was an Arjay Miller Scholar and serves on the Board. He also serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Bay Area Council and the Board of Governors of the San Francisco Symphony. He is a mentor at StartX, Stanford’s incubator for student entrepreneurs and a member of the Young Presidents Organization. He lives in Palo Alto with his family and enjoys hiking, poker, tennis and cooking.