Mark Knickrehm is group chief executive of Accenture Strategy, which focuses on solving clients’ most pressing challenges at the intersection of business, technology and operations—helping clients’ C-suite executives develop strategies to transform their organizations. He is also a member of Accenture's Global Management Committee.
Prior to assuming his current role, Mr. Knickrehm served as senior managing director of Accenture’s global Health industry group and also was responsible for growth and strategy in the Health & Public Service operating group.
Mr. Knickrehm was with Accenture from 1984-1989, where he led large client software design, development and installation teams. Several of the leading-edge technologies he designed and built are still in use at client organizations today.
Mr. Knickrehm spent 12 years at McKinsey & Company where, as a partner, he focused on strategy, operations and organization. He worked primarily with healthcare payers and providers, wireless telecommunications companies and software companies and was a founding partner of McKinsey’s wireless telecommunications practice.
Mr. Knickrehm also served for two years as executive vice president, CFO and president of international operations for Paging Network, Inc. (PageNet), a publicly held wireless company with annual revenues of more than $1 billion. He rejoined Accenture in 2005.
Mr. Knickrehm holds a bachelor’s degree from Northwestern University and a master’s degree in business administration from the University of Chicago.