Paul Leinwand
Paul D Leinwand

Adjunct Professor of Strategy

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Paul Leinwand is a partner at Booz & Company in their Chicago office and has been with the Firm since 1998.     He advises clients on the topic of strategy and capability development, with a particular focus on the consumer product and retail sectors.  

Mr. Leinwand has co-authored two books, The Essential Advantage: How to Win with a Capabilities-Driven Strategy (Harvard Business Press, 2010) and Cut Costs & Grow Stronger (Harvard Business Press, 2009), as well as several articles in the Harvard Business Review and strategy+business.   He has also spoken at many corporate and other functions on the topic of strategy.  

Mr. Leinwand had previously worked for Federated Department Stores / Macy’s before Booz.   He has an MBA with Distinction from Northwestern University’s Kellogg Graduate School of Management, and a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Washington University.

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