The Coyne Partnership is a boutique strategy consulting firm that focuses on highly targeted projects for the most senior executives and Boards of Directors of organizations in both the private and public sectors. We combine the best consulting and academic knowledge with many years of practical business leadership experience to bring our clients superior problem-solving skills and unique perspectives.


We are absolutely professional. We manage to be starkly objective while remaining pleasant to work with. To be cost-effective, we work on only the highest-value portions of our clients' issues, guiding their internal resources as needed to address other aspects of the issues. We also tailor our process to our clients' individual needs, employing a variety of consulting models from individual counseling to small group workshops to large, team-driven projects.

The Coyne Partnership brings together three professionals with outstanding experience and credentials in their respective fields:

    Kevin P. Coyne   Shawn T. Coyne   Edward J. Coyne      

After being the only person ever admitted to the Harvard Business School directly from his junior year of college, Kevin P. Coyne has gone on to a wide-ranging career. As a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company, he consulted in more than twenty industries, on every continent, and personally counseled over twenty-five CEOs. He has conducted international negotiations for the U.S. government, and he has led the worldwide strategy practice for the world's leading strategy consultancy. He has taught strategy at the Harvard Business School, and is now Senior Teaching Professor at the Goizueta Business School of Emory University. Kevin has had over forty articles published, which have been cited in over 100 books, academic articles, Ph.D. theses, and textbooks. In the past year alone, he has authored 15 articles, and been quoted in The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Financial Times,, CNBC, CBS, The Boston Globe, and many other media outlets.

An expert in marketing strategy and organizational effectiveness, Shawn T. Coyne has 25 years of experience in strategic management consulting, brand management, and business leadership. He has served as Senior Managing Principal & CAO of Zyman Group, an international marketing consulting firm; as co-founder and CEO of Connexxia LLC, a communications services company; as an Associate Principal at McKinsey & Company, where he served major clients in the fields of telecommunications, consumer electronics, banking, information services, sports management and mass communications; and as a brand manager at Procter & Gamble, where he helped grow such iconic brands as Tide®, Ivory®, and Safeguard®. Shawn holds a BA from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management. He has written articles for the Harvard Business Review and other leading publications, and has been featured in such media outlets as The Wall St. Journal and Fox Business News

Dr. Edward J. Coyne was one of the top 10 executives of Kaiser Aluminum & Chemical Corporation, a Fortune 200 company. Upon his retirement from Kaiser, he obtained a Ph.D. in International Business and has since taught at Nova Southeastern University, American College Dublin, and Samford University. He has authored a number of articles and books on international business. In the past year, he has authored articles in The Harvard Business Review, Directorship magazine, and Chief Executive magazine.