Kedra Newsom is a core member of the Financial Institutions and Social Impact practices at Boston Consulting Group. She also serves as the Chicago office lead for the firm’s Diversity Cadre.

Since joining BCG in 2009, Kedra has focused her work on the financial services sector and on K-12 public education. She has acquired deep experience working in operations strategy for asset management and asset-servicing firms. In the education space, she has spearheaded the development of a statewide report card for Illinois schools and a strategy development project for the University of Chicago Charter School network.

Prior to joining BCG, Kedra was a software development and IT strategy analyst at Merrill Lynch.


  • MBA, Harvard Business School
  • BSc, computer science and engineering, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
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