Santa Clara University

Don Watters

McKinsey & Company, Director Emeritus

DonWattersDon Watters is a Director Emeritus of McKinsey & Company, the global management consulting firm. During his 28 years with the Firm, Don and his family lived and worked in the United States, Canada, the United Kingdom, Japan, the Netherlands and Australia. He served primarily private sector clients in nearly 20 different industries on issues of strategy, organization and operations. In the late 1980’s, he led the team that opened McKinsey’s Silicon Valley Office.

Since then, Don has been an active volunteer serving local not for profit, religious and government entities. His board memberships have included: Ballet San Jose Silicon Valley, the Tech Museum, American Leadership Forum Silicon Valley (Chair), American Leadership Forum National (Chair), United Way of Silicon Valley (Chair) and the Bay Area Garden Railway Society (President). He also co-led the Pastoral (strategic) Planning Team for the Diocese of San Jose.

Don is a Michigan engineer, Stanford MBA, and a U.S. Navy destroyer sailor.