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Sam Ridesic

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Toronto

Sam Ridesic leads the Consumer practice for The Boston Consulting Group in North America and is a core member of the firm’s Corporate Development Practice area. The Consumer Practice is BCG's largest Practice area and is made up of the Retail, Consumer Products and Travel and Tourism sectors.

Since joining BCG in 1998, Sam has focused on advising leading clients primarily in the retail and consumer products sectors on topics of strategy, corporate development, M&A, operations, and international growth strategies. In more recent years, Sam has also been supporting clients through their digital transformation journeys, bringing the firm's breadth and depth to the important topic.

Prior to joining BCG, Sam was cofounder and manager of Advanced Dynamics, a nationally awarded entrepreneurial venture. He is also co-founder of The Exchange Brewery.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG’s Consumer practice in North America
  • Consumer insights and trends
  • Multi-format retail strategies
  • Operations
  • International go-to-market
  • Regulatory approval
  • Big data and advanced analytics
  • Globalization
  • Growth
  • Innovation and product development
  • People and organization
  • Postmerger integration
  • Pricing
  • Technology and digital
  • Transformation
  • Social sector and education
  • Strategy
  • Marketing and sales
  • Corporate development and finance
  • Process industries and building materials
  • Automotive

Honors and Awards

  • Gold Medalist, Ivey School of Business
  • Board member, Niagara Foundation
  • Advisory board member, Butterfield & Robinson (luxury guided-travel company)
  • Cofounder, The Exchange Brewery

Education

  • HBA, Ivey Business School
  • BA, business management, University of Western Ontario
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