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Recruiting Team

Dan Wald

Chicago Booth Recruiting Partner

Dan rejoined BCG full-time in 2005 after working as a summer consultant in the Chicago office in 2004. Dan earned an MBA from the University of Chicago, and a BA in economics from the University of Michigan. Prior to joining BCG, Dan was an Associate at Intecap, Inc.

Kristen Bonanno

Head of Booth Talent Acquisition

Kristen joined The Boston Consulting Group in 2011. She is Head of Booth Recruiting and formerly Head of Marketing for North America Recruiting. Prior to joining BCG, Kristen led the turn-around of a fine wine distribution company and had a long career in brand management at PepsiCo. Kristen received her MBA from the Kellogg Business School and a BBA from The University of Michigan.

Melissa Pykelny

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Melissa joined The Boston Consulting Group in 2015. She coordinates BCG's North America recruiting efforts at Booth. Prior to joining BCG, Melissa spent a year teaching English in the northern part of Spain. She holds a BA in Communications and English from Lake Forest College. In her spare time, she enjoys cooking, travelling and trying new restaurants around the city. Please contact Melissa with questions about applications, events, and/or the recruiting process.

Kendall LaRue

North America Specialist for Class of 2019

Kendall LaRue, Consultant, earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business. He received his Bachelor of Finance from Virginia Tech. Kendall joined The Boston Consulting Group full time in 2017 after interning with BCG during the summer of 2015 and working for several years prior in the Finance sector. At BCG, he has worked with clients in both the Industrial and Consumer sectors.

Audrey Ballard

North America Specialist for Class of 2020

Audrey Ballard is a Consultant in BCG’s Chicago office. Audrey joined BCG as a Summer Associate in 2012 and returned full time as an Associate in 2013. She earned her MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business in 2018. Audrey also holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from Yale University. At BCG she has worked primarily with Consumer Goods clients, particularly in Demand Centric Growth. In her free time, Audrey enjoys obsessively watching football (Go Chiefs!), and running a Bachelor fantasy league.

Jeff Shiff

Pride@BCG Recruiting Lead

Jeff Shiff is a Project Leader in the Chicago office. He oversees LGBTQ+ recruiting for BCG in North America, coordinating across schools and offices. Jeff is a member of the Consumer practice and has done case work across a number of topics including growth strategy, consumer insights, pricing, and operations. Prior to joining the firm, he worked at Goldman Sachs in both New York and Hong Kong. Jeff earned his MBA from the University of Chicago Booth School of Business.

Erin Morehouse

International Recruiting Manager

Erin Morehouse serves as BCG's International Recruiting Manager based in Detroit, MI. Beyond her eight years of BCG Recruiting experience, having also worked in local office and campus roles for the New York and New Jersey offices, she has three years of pre-BCG experience, primarily in campus recruiting. Erin most recently served as BCG's ADC recruiting manager developing and leading BCG's recruiting efforts focused on non-MBA Advanced Degree Hiring (PhD, MD, and JD). Erin received her MBA at Ross School of Business at University of Michigan.

Hannah Nienaber

International Recruiting Senior Specialist

Hannah Nienaber, Recruiting Senior Specialist, Boston, earned her Bachelor of Arts in Rhetoric and Art History from Bates College. In her role, she serves as the point person for all North American-based recruiting for the Boston Consulting Group’s International Offices. Outside of work, Hannah loves to travel, run, and cheer on the Boston sports teams.

Elle Caggiano

Technology Advantage Talent Acquisition Lead

Elle Caggiano manages the North American hiring efforts for our Technology Advantage practice. She has been with BCG for four years and worked in both the Boston and New Jersey offices. Elle received her BA in English and Anthropology from the College of Wooster.

University of Chicago: Booth School of Business