Mel Wolfgang serves on Boston Consulting Group's Industrial Goods practice leadership team and the North American management team, where he is responsible for all partner human resources and development. He is also the North American co-leader for the firm's change management work and a member of the firm’s People & Organization, Strategy, and Public Sector practices.

Since joining BCG in 1999, Mel has supported a wide range of industrial and technology businesses, as well as public sector agencies, through large-scale transformation agendas. His work has covered issues such as strategy development, growth, due diligence, mergers and acquisitions, post-merger integration, organization design and culture management, cost optimization, pricing, and commercial excellence programs. He has supported BCG’s US presidential transition planning for the past decade.

Mel is a lecturer at the American College of Corporate Directors, where he specializes in training public company board members on business strategy. He is also active in the Boston area in supporting pediatric food allergy research.

Before joining BCG, Mel worked in the marine industry in various roles, including research scientist at MIT and engine room technician aboard an LNG carrier. He also worked in manufacturing and assembly for an oceanographic equipment manufacturer and in the design and construction of small pleasure craft.


  • PhD, hydrodynamics, Massachusetts Institute of Technology
  • BS, naval architecture and marine engineering, Webb Institute