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Meet David Carney

Principal, Deloitte Consulting LLP

David Carney is a Strategy & Operations principal with Deloitte Consulting LLP with over 23 years of professional experience. He has advised senior executive teams and boards of directors, typically of large, global clients, on issues of improving shareholder returns. He is a trusted advisor to many Fortune 500 CFOs and other finance executives. With a strong background in mergers & acquisitions, he has led many consulting projects involving some of the world’s largest, most complex life sciences, high tech and telecommunications integrations and divestitures.

David also leads Deloitte Consulting’s Finance practice, advancing the Chief Financial Officer (CFO) agenda and advising the Finance function to increase contributions to company performance.

My education

  • M.B.A., Harvard Business School
  • M.Sc., University of Oxford
  • A.B., Harvard University

My latest thinking

Economic uncertainty and your next big deal

David is featured in this article from on the impact of an economic downturn on M&A deals. He highlights important measures for companies looking to grow while still insulating themselves from the unexpected.

Making the deal work: Perspectives on driving merger and acquisition value

"Making the Deal Work" explains real-life examples from the front-lines of the market's most complex M&A integrations.

My areas of specialization

  • CFO Services
  • Mergers & Acquisitions 

My industries

  • Life Sciences 
  • High Tech

Proudest career moments

The proudest moments of my career have been when we help divestiture clients achieve a flawlessly executed “Day 1.” On Day 1, everything changes: organizations, business processes, IT systems and policies. Thousands of interdependent activities have to go right simultaneously. And when they do, our client wins and we celebrate too.

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