Harley Zhu


Alexandria, VA

Harley Zhu is an Associate at McChrystal Group. He is currently partnering with a leading pharmaceutical company in assessing its organizational structure and implementing solutions to improve its product development lifecycle. Before that, he advised a top national university on integrating processes for improved collaboration and communication.

  • B.A. Yale University
  • M.Ed. University of Nevada, Las Vegas

Meet Harley

What did you do before joining McChrystal Group?

Prior to joining McChrystal Group, I was a Corps Member with Teach For America in Las Vegas. I taught mathematics subjects including personal finance and algebra to over 200 students at a title 1 high school. In college, I interned with McChrystal Group, the Nevada Governor's Office, and the HNA Group.

Why did you join McChrystal Group?

I chose to join McChrystal Group because of the opportunity to work with talented, kind, and ambitious teammates who are invested in both my personal and professional growth.

What are your favorite books (besides Team of Teams!)?

  • Think Again: The Power of Knowing What You Don't Know by Adam Grant
  • Sapiens: A Brief History of Humankind by Yuval Noah Harari
  • How to Lead: Wisdom from the World's Greatest CEOs, Founders, and Game Changers by David M. Rubenstein

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