Speaker Bios for McKinsey Webinar

Our McKinsey webinar on the status of the space sector is coming soon! 

Date: August 17th, 2022

Time: 1700 – 1800 Eastern

The webinar is free, but you must register to attend. Register here.

Here are our panelists.


Ryan Brukardt is a Senior Partner at McKinsey & Company based in Miami and is a leader within the Aerospace & Defense Practice, as well as co-author of McKinsey’s recently released space sector report in collaboration with the World Economic Forum. Ryan has 20+ years of consulting experience; he specializes in corporate strategy, managing major business and operational transformations, client capability building, M&A advisory, and the stand-up of new organizations. He has significant experience in the space industry and is a retired US Air Force officer.

Jesse Klempner is a Partner in the A&D practice of McKinsey & Company.  He leads the firm’s Space Practice.  Previously, he was the Chief of Staff to the Chairman of the House Armed Services Subcommittee on Oversight and Investigations in the U.S House of Representatives.  Jesse holds a JD and MBA from Northwestern University, an MA from the University Chicago, and a BA from Dartmouth College. 

Brooke Stokes is an Associate Partner in McKinsey’s Aerospace & Defense practice and core leader of the firm’s space work as well as its ongoing collaboration with the World Economic Forum on space industry opportunities and dynamics.  She holds a JD and MBA from the University of Pennsylvania and a BSBA from Bucknell University.