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Matt Aaronson

Partner & Managing Director


At BCG, we can't think of our ourselves as having impact on an organization. It's about the people. To change a client organization, you must have an impact on individuals. They will be the army that drives transformational change.

Matt  Aaronson

Matt Aaronson leads BCG’s Aerospace and Defense practice in North America and is also involved with our Industrial Goods and Operations practices. He leads the firm’s Career Development Committee in the Chicago office.

Since joining BCG in 2004, Matt has worked with clients on a range of strategic projects across the capital equipment and engineered products sectors. He now works predominantly with OEMs and suppliers in the aerospace and defense sector, and he specializes in driving large-scale transformational change programs.

Prior to joining BCG, Matt worked at Monitor Group.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG’s Aerospace and Defense practice in North America
  • Growth and business unit strategy
  • Technology commercialization
  • Aftermarket and service
  • Adjacency growth strategy
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Procurement
  • Large-scale transformation
  • Postmerger integration (PMI)


  • MBA, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • BCom, first-class honors, Queen’s University
  • BA, first-class honors, geography, Queen’s University

Honors and Awards

  • Fellow, Leadership Greater Chicago
  • Board Member, Erie Family Health Center
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