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Jim Boehm Expert Associate Partner at McKinsey & Company


Jim Boehm is an Expert AP in McKinsey’s Washington, D.C. Office. He is a former military officer and National Security Project Management with broad experience in computer network operations and Agile development of cyberanalysis systems. With McKinsey, Jim primarily serves technology and security organizations in financial institutions, but has also served both military and non-military U.S. Federal Agencies, private and public healthcare institutions, travel and logistics companies, and aerospace and defense firms on cybersecurity topics. His focus areas are designing and implementing a risk-based cybersecurity strategy, cybersecurity program management, cybersecurity operations, and security function operating model and organizational design. Jim joined McKinsey in 2013 and has done a mix of cybersecurity, general IT, and organizational design work. Starting in 2016, he began focusing exclusively on cybersecurity as a member of the Cyber Solutions by McKinsey team, which is now a part of the Risk Practice. Within the cyber domain, he has done a range of client work including two end-to-end risk-based transformations of clients’ Information Security Management Systems (ISMS) and corresponding operating modes, standing up and running a cyber Program Management Office (PMO), identification and prioritization of critical information assets, technology risk and cybersecurity operating model and organization design, and cyber maturity assessments. Jim has a BS in history (Honors) from the United States Naval Academy, an MA in history from the University of North Florida and an MBA from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. He has been certified as a Scrum Master, PMP, and PMI-ACP. He is married with two young kids, and lives on a farm in north-central Maryland.