Chris Barrett joined Boston Consulting Group in 2001 and now is a global leader in post-merger integration (PMI). Chris worked in the firm’s Los Angeles and Amsterdam offices before moving to the Dallas office. As a dedicated expert in PMI, Chris has worked with clients on many kinds of integrations: large and small, domestic and international, growth and cost driven. He has served clients in a wide range of industries—including medtech, pharmaceutical, retail, defense, and media—on work such as overall PMI program design and operation, cost and revenue synergies, operating-model and organization design, talent retention and selection, culture integration, and change management. 

Chris believes there are 12 imperatives for success in any PMI project. The imperatives are grouped into three buckets: setting the direction, capturing the value, and building the organization. As a primary architect of BCG's PMI methodology, he continues to spearhead many merger integrations for clients around the world. 

Before joining BCG, Chris worked at Andersen Consulting (Accenture) as a process consultant to clients in the telecommunications industry.


  • MBA, Anderson School of Business, University of California, Los Angeles
  • BA, University of California, Berkeley