Phillip Shinall leads Boston Consulting Group’s Corporate Finance & Strategy practice across consumer sectors globally. He has extensive experience in growth and portfolio strategy, and he has worked with clients across a number of industries.

The focus of Phillip’s recent research and client work has been on a wide variety of growth- and shareholder-value-related topics for consumer goods and retail companies. He works with CEOs, boards, and company leadership on critical strategic issues, and has led numerous projects on corporate strategy (enterprise and portfolio strategy, business unit strategy, growth strategy—both core and adjacent growth, value creation, and investor strategy), M&A (inorganic growth strategy, target search and identification, due diligence, PMI), operations and organization (cost and efficiency, org structure, operating model design), and marketing and sales (brand and category strategy, pricing and trade optimization, key account management, third-party distributor management, and go-to-market).

Prior to joining the firm, Phillip worked in finance for a software company and was also a consultant for Arthur Andersen.


  • MBA, with distinction, Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University
  • BSc, commerce, University of Virginia