David Kirchhoff first joined Boston Consulting Group in 1994 as a member of the Chicago and then Washington D.C. offices. Dave left BCG in 1998 to join PepsiCo, beginning 20-years of working in operating leadership roles. During this time, he held CEO roles for 13 years in companies from startup to growth, and more than six years as CEO and board member of Weight Watchers International, a major public company operating in over 25 countries. Dave returned to BCG in 2019 as a core member of BCG TURN, the firm’s accelerated transformation and turnaround unit. Throughout his career, including while at BCG, he has worked with companies in the consumer service, industrial goods, consumer goods, and retail industries.

Dave has led major transformations, including digital transformations, for private equity backed companies ranging from startups to growth equity to multi-national.

AREAS OF EXPERTISE

  • Large-scale transformation
  • Operational turnaround
  • Digital transformation
  • Private equity portfolio company operations
  • Public company/board of directors
  • B2C marketing and brand building
  • Digital marketing
  • Product development
  • New business development
  • Post-merger integration
  • Data and analytics

EDUCATION

  • MBA, high honors, University of Chicago
  • BS, biomedical and electrical engineering, Duke University