Colleen Gallagher

Managing Director
Colleen Gallagher
Colleen Gallagher leads our firm’s Advisory business. She brings over 30 years of advisory consulting, finance and marketing experience concentrated across the pharmaceutical, financial services, insurance, telecom, technology, and energy sectors.

She has held senior staff and global management positions at IBM, Comdisco, Gartner Consulting, Huron Consulting and EY prior to joining McKenna & Associates. Ms. Gallagher advises on a variety of critical and complex issues related to mergers & acquisitions, highly competitive pursuit matters, and sensitive business issues often addressed through the analyses of market, competitor, regulatory and policy conditions. In addition, Ms. Gallagher has managed both domestic and global technical, sales and marketing teams.

Ms. Gallagher graduated with a B.A. degree from St. Norbert College where she played Volleyball. Ms. Gallagher has also completed executive courses at Wharton Business School, Finance Services, Northwestern University, Kellogg Executive Education Program, and the Harvard Law School Program on Negotiation. Ms. Gallagher has been active in charities as a member, Vice President and the first female President of the Springboard Foundation, a grant making foundation that disperses funds and nurtures board development, of grassroots non-profits providing after school programs, like private equity, angel funding concept.

Ms. Gallagher resides in Washington D.C. with her husband Josh, stepdaughters Eva and Miriam, and English labs, Baron and Jade.