After receiving his M.B.A. from INSEAD, Mr. McKennirey began his consultancy career with McKinsey & Co. He later became a partner in a London UK based consultancy, Burlington Consultants, which was acquired by Deloitte. His principal clients at Burlington were global information technology companies and venture capital firms focused on information technology acquisitions where Mr. McKennirey’s understanding of trends in information technology was critical to their investment decisions. Mr. McKennirey entered the information technology space when he won an Advanced Technology Gant from the National Institute of Science and Technology. Later he was a software architect on the Electronic Records Archive project of the National Archives and Records Administration working on the design of a repository that would store all the digital archives of the US Government. Since joining Westat, Mr. McKennirey has been a key resource in developing Westat’s Data Science capability, including deploying Hadoop and Elasticsearch clusters and designing ingest processing pipelines to validate and store large quantities of data. Mr. McKennirey is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP).