Claire Hackett is a Principal at Kearney, delivering due diligence and leading transformation programmes for large buy-out funds and their portfolio companies. Hackett joined Kearney’s growing Transactions & Transformation Practice in 2021 and quickly joined leadership as a Principal in 2023. She focuses on ODDs and sustainable cost-out transformations. At Kearney, she has worked to redefine these offerings and drive new best practices. Kearney is often known for its deep industry and operational expertise, and these offerings bring the best of the firm to clients with a PE lens - focusing on EBITDA, payback and speed.
Hackett prides herself with these thoughtful offerings, and partnering with clients to deliver tangible, achievable results. She has a passion for people, especially mentoring and bringing women together in the PE space. Prior to Kearney, Hackett was with Alvarez & Marsal’s PE consulting practice. Prior to that, she worked in retail, running special projects from the CEO office - across various functions, channels and brands.