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Michael Deimler

Senior Partner & Managing Director


Mike Deimler came to The Boston Consulting Group in 1990. From 2005 until 2013, he was the global leader of BCG's Strategy practice, guiding the firm’s considerable investment agenda and training curriculum related to strategy. He has significant experience advising clients on a broad range of classic and emerging strategy topics, including business model innovation, growth strategy, strategies for complex and uncertain environments, and strategies for innovation and intellectual property.

Mike is the principal editor of Own the Future, a 2013 book on the attributes required to win in today's turbulent business environment. In 2005 he coedited the bestselling book The Boston Consulting Group on Strategy, a curated compilation of BCG’s best thinking on strategy topics. Mike is also coauthor of numerous BCG publications.

Mike devotes substantial time to advising nonprofit organizations on strategy and direction. These include Feeding America, the Boy Scouts of America, the Piedmont Park Conservancy, and Opportunity International.

Areas of Expertise

  • Strategies for competitive advantage
  • Business model innovation
  • Growth strategy and related transformation
  • Takeover defense and turnaround
  • Strategic planning
  • Strategies for innovation and intellectual property
  • Retail
  • Travel


  • MBA, Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • BA with highest distinction, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, Morehead Scholar

Honors and Awards

  • Executive Board, Boy Scouts of America
  • Member, Brand Atlanta Steering Committee
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