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Meet Our Team

Blaise Pinaud

ADC Recruiting Captain

Blaise joined the BCG Montréal office as a Consultant in September 2016. Her case experience includes laying the groundwork for a post-merger integration involving two North American fuel retailers, studying consumer purchase pathways for a general merchandise retailer and supporting a large re-organization effort at another retail client. Prior to joining BCG, Blaise conducted research in the area of alternative energy technologies. She also has broad industrial internship experience in textiles, pharmaceuticals, manufacturing, and failure analysis.

Blaise holds a BASc in Chemical Engineering from the University of Waterloo, during which she spent a semester abroad at l'Université de technologie de Compiègne in France. She obtained MS and PhD degrees in Chemical Engineering from Stanford University while pursuing graduate studies in the area of catalysis and photoelectrochemistry. Blaise is fluent in English and French.

Helen Quirke

Principal, Consultant Recruiting Director

Helen is a Principal and the Consultant Recruiting Director in the Toronto office. She joined BCG in February 2013 as a Consultant in the Perth, Australia office. While at BCG Helen has worked mostly in industrial goods and energy (mining, postal operations, hydroelectricity and oil trading) with deep expertise in large capital projects. She has also led high profile strategic reviews in broadband infrastructure in Australia and social housing in New Zealand. Prior to joining BCG in 2013, Helen worked for the Government of New Zealand managing investment into high performance sport, specifically Olympic and Paralympic athletes. Prior to that, she worked as a lawyer representing New Zealand’s professional rugby players, including the All Blacks. Helen holds a Bachelor of Science/Bachelor of Laws degree from Victoria University of Wellington, a Post Graduate Diploma in Business from Auckland University and an MBA from the University of Cambridge. Outside of work, Helen enjoys the outdoors, all sports and attending live events.

Jason Vickers

Principal, Montréal Recruiting Director

Jason is a Principal and Recruiting Director in BCG’s Montréal office. He first joined the firm's Toronto office as a Summer Consultant in 2011, and returned full-time in 2012. He primarily works with clients in the media, telecommunications, and consumer goods sectors. His project work has been focused on corporate strategy, corporate development, M&A, value creation programs, as well as various organizational topics. Prior to BCG, Jason worked at another consulting firm. Jason earned his MBA from the Kellogg School of Management, where he graduated with Distinction. He also holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, where he graduated with First Class Honours, and was a member of the Varsity Golf Team. Outside of work, Jason enjoys spending time with his wife and 2 children, golfing, skiing, and following the Pittsburgh Penguins.

Darwin Smith

Partner & Managing Director, Calgary Recruiting Director

Darwin is a Partner & Managing Director at BCG's Calgary office. He joined the firm in 2007. Darwin is a core member of BCG's Energy Practice, and has worked primarily in Energy and Industrial Goods across a variety of functions since joining BCG. He participated in BCG’s Ambassador program in 2010 where he spent a year working with clients in Thailand, Singapore, and Indonesia. He has helped clients develop growth strategies, perform strategic due diligences for prospective acquisitions, and lead project management offices for business transformations. Darwin is currently based in Calgary where he is partnering with Ross to build BCG's presence in Western Canada. Darwin earned his MBA from the Richard Ivey School of Business. He also holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Calgary and is a Professional Engineer. Prior to joining BCG, Darwin worked as a Drilling Engineer for a Canadian oil and gas company in the UK, Yemen, and Canada.

Lawrence Kuo

Recruiting Partner

Lawrence is a Partner in BCG’s Toronto office. He joined the firm as an Associate in 1999 after working as a Mechanical Design Engineer at a startup in the Silicon Valley. Since joining BCG, Lawrence has developed strategies to enhance growth, drive operational efficiency and restructure organizations. He has also managed client relationships across telecom, media, consumer goods and pharmaceuticals. In 2007, Lawrence left BCG and joined Rogers Communications. Lawrence first joined the strategy group at Rogers as the Vice President of Corporate Strategy and Planning. In this role, he worked to develop and implement key strategic initiatives across the Wireless, Cable and Media companies. Lawrence subsequently held the position of Vice President, Video Product Management where he was responsible for delivering $1.9B in video revenue. After spending almost 6 years with Rogers, Lawrence returned to BCG as a Principal in 2013. He holds a Bachelor of Science from Queen’s University, a Master of Science from Stanford University and an MBA from Columbia University. When not at work, Lawrence enjoys running, skiing, playing piano and spending time with his wife and two daughters.

Mathilde Bertin

Recruiting Associate

Mathilde joined BCG in July 2015 as a Recruiting Assistant and has since been promoted to a Recruiting Associate. She supports the recruiting efforts for Advanced Degree Candidates and outside of Ontario schools at both the associate and consultant level. Prior to working for BCG, Mathilde worked in HR for a leading North American home improvement retailer, as well as the Canadian Executive Service Organization (CESO), where she helped match First Nations entrepreneurs and small businesses with volunteer advisers based on their organizational needs and stages of growth. While pursuing her BA degree at McGill University in Montréal, Mathilde also interned as a community health and conservation volunteer in Uganda. Growing up, she lived in Asia, Europe and Canada, and is fluent in English, French, and speaks Nepali and Spanish. In her spare time, Mathilde enjoys outdoor activities, reading, traveling and spending time with her Welsh Terrier.

Erin Morehouse

International Recruiting Manager

Erin 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.

Amy McKnight  Fazen

Head of Consultant Campus Recruiting

Amy McKnight Fazen is the Head of Consultant Campus Recruiting at BCG. She joined the firm’s Boston office in August 2011. Prior to joining BCG, Amy was Vice President of Business Operations at XL Hybrids, a MIT start-up. She also worked in corporate finance at the TJX Companies and as a strategy consultant for both Altman Vilandrie & Co and Cambridge Strategic Management Group. Amy graduated from Colgate University and holds a S.M. from the MIT/WHOI Joint Program in Oceanography. Amy also received a MBA from MIT Sloan, where she was a Forte Fellow and Co-President of the MIT Energy Club. In her spare time she enjoys biking and spending time with her husband and two daughters, Addie and Reid.

Marichal MacDonald

NAMR ADC Recruiting Coordinator

Marichal MacDonald is the ADC Recruiting Coordinator for BCG’s North American offices. Prior to her current role, she managed ADC recruiting for the Northeast, as well as for MBA students at NYU Stern and Yale SOM. Marichal graduated from Dickinson College with a BA in Political Science. Outside of work, she enjoys tennis, world travel, sailing and Seinfeld trivia.

Katie Purcell

NAMR ADC Recruiting Associate

Katie Purcell is the ADC Recruiting Associate for the North America Advanced Degree Candidate team. Prior to her current role, she supported our MBA recruiting efforts at MIT Sloan. Katie graduated from Boston University and is an AmeriCorps alum. Outside of work, she enjoys traveling, exploring Boston, catching up on her Netflix shows, and curling up with a good book.

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