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Allison Bailey

Senior Partner & Managing Director

Boston

Allison Bailey joined The Boston Consulting Group in 1987 and has worked in the firm’s New York, Chicago, Atlanta, London, Milan, and Boston offices.

Allison currently leads the People & Organization and Education practices in North America and has worked extensively with clients on issues related to strategy, growth, organization, large-scale transformation, operational improvement, turnaround, M&A, and postmerger integration. She counsels CEOs on setting overall strategic direction, managing through transition, building effective leadership teams, and driving value. Her experience is global and across verticals, including media and technology, consumer goods, health care, education, and financial services.

Allison is a former BCG Fellow. The topic of her research was digital education and the potential it holds for primary, secondary, and postsecondary learning. The goal of Allison’s fellowship was to understand how digital forces are shaping our education landscape—creating new winners and losers, changing traditional economics, and offering the power to educate the next generation in fundamentally new ways.

In addition to her research and client experience, Allison has held several internal leadership positions at BCG, including serving as a member of the North America management team and Women@BCG. She also led several efforts to build new practices within the firm, including the Education and Public Sector practices.

Prior to joining BCG, she worked for Banker's Trust as an associate in corporate finance and the World Bank (IFC), where she was involved in privatizing organizations in Eastern Europe.

Areas of Expertise

  • Media and technology
  • Education
  • Organization
  • Postmerger integration
  • Strategy
  • Growth
  • Turnaround
  • Change management
  • Performance improvement

Education

  • MBA, Wharton School
  • MA, Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University
  • MA, with distinction, School of Advanced International Studies of John Hopkins University
  • BA, cum laude, Dartmouth College
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