Managing Director & Partner
Justin Manly leads growth and innovation for Boston Consulting Group globally, and has broad growth and innovation experience across industries and geographies. He has substantial experience in consumer goods, and is a core member of BCG’s Consumer Goods, Corporate Finance & Strategy, and Marketing, Sales & Pricing practices.
Justin has consulted with leading consumer products companies on growth strategy, merger integration, transformation, and marketing and sales topics. He has led numerous innovation strategy projects and transformations across many industries, helping clients grow existing businesses, enter new spaces, and reimagine innovation capabilities.
He is also active in social impact and public sector work, and is on the board of BCG's Center for Illinois' Future (CIF), which oversees BCG Chicago's investments and thought leadership in those areas. He leads the firm’s North America alumni relations team.
Prior to joining BCG, Justin worked at Piper Jaffray. He also spent time in the technology investment banking group at Merrill Lynch. He is a member of the Board of Directors of Intrinsic Schools, a Chicago-based charter school network, and Thrive Chicago, a collective impact organization.
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