Principal, Washington, DC
At BCG, Allies bring a sense of collaboration and excitement to their teams. They create an atmosphere of trust and support in which people can do their best work. Dan finds clarity in a complex world.
BCG has taught me that our best ideas start rich, lengthy discussions. We shape and evolve them through our work, and their value is uncovered through process and action. A successful result may look nothing like our initial idea.
Prior to business school, I worked in various roles in education. I joined BCG after business school in order to explore a variety of industries and functions and begin to rediscover where my long-term interests may lie. While that exploration has certainly happened, I've found a home at BCG because I enjoy working with amazing teams while tackling large, complex problems.
I was trying to describe to friend why I enjoyed our team experience so much and in the process found that I've never had a team member I didn't learn from. BCG has a tendency to pull in people who are not only incredibly capable but also eager to learn. The result is teams that not only climb steep mountains, but never doubt they'll summit them.
Dan holds an MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business and a BA in political science from Yale.
Q: When did you know you belonged at BCG?
A: When I attended my first ethnic diversity retreat. The group felt like home. I found mentors, friends, and an amazing community.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: The people. I interned during my MBA, and in both decision-making processes—deciding on my summer offer as well as accepting my full-time offer—the people I had met, interacted with, and then worked with gave me a sense that BCG was the place for me.
Q: What does being a mentor mean to you?
A: First it starts by listening and investing time in getting to know the person. People benefit from different paths. They have different strengths to play to. Therefore, in order to give good advice and guidance, you have to be in tune with who they are and what will bring out the best in them.