Robert Whiteman

Robert Whiteman

Better Future Advisors

Robert Whiteman is the owner of Better Future Advisors, a firm he founded upon retiring from his consulting career. Through this venture, he assists organizations in redesigning their operations to get the most out of automation and AI. Additionally, he lends his expertise to startups in the technology sector, mentoring them as they scale their organizations.

Before retiring at the end of 2022, Rob was a Partner at McKinsey & Company. There, he led Digital Service Operations in North America, working with over 200 private and public sector organizations on automation and AI topics. Rob documented his experiences and insights in the book Artificially Human: Making Sense of Automation and AI.

Before joining McKinsey, Rob was a Vice President at Cerberus Capital Management, a private equity firm based in New York. Prior to that, he worked for multiple divisions of General Electric, most recently as a Six Sigma Master Black Belt at GE Commercial Finance. Rob holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BS in Mechanical Engineering from Purdue University.


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