Project Description

Partner and Managing Director, McKinsey & Company

Brian Rolfes is the Partner who leads global recruiting for McKinsey. In this role, he oversees McKinsey’s recruiting strategy, policy, and operations worldwide (~106 offices in ~60 countries). He has been with McKinsey for 19 years, having formerly been a client serving consultant for many years in the retail banking and marketing areas, as well as the Director of Professional Development for McKinsey Canada.

Brian is a diversity leader at McKinsey. Specifically, he was a founder and is a global leader of GLAM (GLBT at McKinsey). For this work – as well as his leadership on equal marriage in Canada as Chair of the Metropolitan Community Church of Toronto – Brian was presented with the Future Leader Award by the LGBT community in Toronto (Out on Bay Street) in 2011.

Hired out of Cambridge University in the UK, Brian was a lawyer and wannabe human rights academic. He is called to the Canadian bars of Ontario and Saskatchewan.

Brian holds an LL. M. from Cambridge, a BA Jurisprudence from Oxford (where he was a Rhodes Scholar), a J.D. from the University of Saskatchewan, and a Bachelor of Public Administration from Carleton.

Brian currently is the Secretary for the Ontario Rhodes Scholarship Selection Committee and he is a member of the Selection Panel for the “Leaders to be Proud of” awards for Out on Bay Street. He also sits on the Universum Global Advisory Board. He lives in Toronto with his spouse Brad Berg, who is head of litigation at one of Canada’s largest national law firms.