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Donald C. Waite III

Donald C. Waite III


Donald C. Waite III is the Director of the Executives-in-Residence Program at Columbia Graduate School of Business, where he is an adjunct professor. Previously, he was one of the top three executives at McKinsey & Company, the international management consulting firm. He retired from the firm in 2002 after 36 years of service. Early in his career, Waite helped build McKinsey's European financial and services practices, and later assumed global leadership of the firm's banking and securities practice. Beginning in 1990, Waite was Managing Partner overseeing McKinsey offices in New York, Boston, New Jersey, Stamford and Washington, and from 1996 to 2002, he was one of three executives leading the firm and was Chairman of its Investment and Compensation Committees. He is considered an expert advisor to companies employing high-talent professionals in investment banking, finance, advertising and media. Waite received his MBA from Columbia, where he was a Harriman Scholar, and his B.A. from Dartmouth College. He sits on the Board of Overseers of the Columbia Graduate School of Business, and serves as Director of Presstek, Inc.