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Jody Foldesy

Global Leader, Shareholder Activism

Los Angeles

Jody Foldesy is a core member of the Corporate Development and Principal Investor & Private Equity practices at The Boston Consulting Group. He has deep experience across multiple industry practices, including Industrial Goods; Health Care; Technology, Media & Telecommunications; and Consumer.

Jody is deeply involved all aspects of the Corporate Development practice, including growth, corporate and portfolio strategy, shareholder value creation and total shareholder return (TSR), investor strategy, capital deployment, M&A, and postmerger integration. He leads the firm’s global work in shareholder activism, and he leads BCG’s work on TSR-led transformation in North America.

Jody joined BCG in 2007. He believes in creating rigorous, custom solutions tailored to the specifics of BCG’s clients, and in encouraging team members at all levels in BCG to think like entrepreneurs.

Prior to joining BCG, Jody worked as a journalist at The Washington Times.

Areas of Expertise

  • Leads BCG’s global work in shareholder activism
  • Corporate and portfolio strategy
  • Shareholder value creation
  • Takeover defense
  • Total shareholder return (TSR) strategies
  • Financial and investor strategy
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A) due diligence
  • Valuation
  • Capital structure


  • MBA, high honors, University of Chicago Graduate School of Business
  • BA, journalism, American University

Honors and Awards

  • Value Schools charter organization, board member
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