Brooke Stokes

Associate Partner, McKinsey

Role: Associate

Sites: CDL-Atlanta, CDL-Paris, CDL-Toronto

Stream: Space

Brooke is a leader in McKinsey’s Aerospace & Defense practice, supporting clients on space, defense, and national security engagements. In particular, she is a core leader of the firm’s space work, working with established companies, disruptors, and investors. Her focus is on growth strategy, innovation, and transactions related work, supporting clients on topics such as go-to-market strategies, market sizing, strategic portfolio reviews, ecosystem market scans, equity story development, and market diligences.

Examples of her recent work include:

  • Led effort with disruptive space company on detailed market sizing and segmentation, overarching growth strategy, development of new business unit strategy, and scaling
  • Led team partnered with fast-growing defense technology company on five-year growth strategy, including development of potential courses of action and identification of M&A
    targets
  • Led work with early-stage satellite company to develop business case and go-to-market strategy
  • Led team in development of perspectives on attractive market adjacencies for space company
  • Led team supporting space agency in strategic planning and how to foster private/public sector collaborations
  • Led support for space company in M&A effort
  • Performed diligences for investors across wide range of space assets

In addition to her client engagements, Brooke has helped lead the firm’s space knowledge development, including collaborations with the Aerospace Industries Association and the World Economic Forum. She is currently leading McKinsey’s knowledge partnership with the World Economic Forum on the outlook for the space sector and satellite-enabled applications across industries. She has also spoken at industry events and in the media on space industry dynamics.

Brooke’s background prior to McKinsey is in finance and business economics, and included work with a boutique financial and economic analysis consulting firm.