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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.

James Gott

Principal, Consultant Recruiting Director

James is a Principal and the Consultant Recruiting Director in the Toronto office. He joined the firm in 2014 as a Consultant. While at BCG, James has worked primarily with consumer products, retail and energy clients across a broad range of topics including corporate strategy, M&A, marketing, procurement, and technology, and in a number of cities (e.g. Boston, Calgary, London, Madrid). Prior to working at BCG, James completed his MBA at the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania. Prior to his MBA, James worked within the operations and engineering group of a closely-held consumer packaged goods company. He holds a Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University. Outside of work, James enjoys skiing in the winter, spending weekends in cottage-country in the summer, and travelling year round.

Cory Kaplin

Principal, Montréal Recruiting Director

Cory is a Principal and Recruiting Director for BCG’s Montréal office. He joined the firm in 2014 and has primarily focused on organization, strategy and customer analytics in financial services and industrial goods. Over his tenure at BCG, Cory has worked across a range of topics and industries including a major culture transformation for an international bank, a cost optimization project for a global resources company, a consumer analytics program and market pilot in financial services, and a global growth strategy for a dairy company. Cory’s industrial experience includes working with Air Liquide in Paris, Western Mining in Australia (now a part of BHP) and Nanodynamics, a technology startup in upstate New York. Prior to joining BCG, Cory completed a PhD in Materials Engineering at McGill University, working on improving the high temperature corrosion resistance of aerospace alloys. He holds a Bachelor of Materials Engineering from McGill University with a minor in Technological Entrepreneurship. In his spare time Cory enjoys skiing, rock climbing, hiking, cooking and travelling.

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.

Adam Gordon

Recruiting Partner

Adam Gordon is the Recruiting Partner and Managing Director in BCG’s Toronto office. He originally joined the firm in 2005 as an Associate after completing his Bachelor’s Degree in Commerce at Queen’s University. Adam’s consulting practice is focused on Travel & Tourism, specifically serving airlines on a range of strategy, commercial and operational topics. He also has significant experience working with industrial goods and private equity companies. Adam has served clients in Canada, the U.S., Europe and South America. He also spent two years at Qantas Airways in Australia as part of BCG’s Secondment program. Prior to joining BCG, Adam held positions at A.T Kearney as a Business Analyst and at Shaw Pittman in their Government Relations department. Outside of work, Adam’s interests include photography, scuba diving and travelling.

Laetitia Ndondo

Talent Acquisition Specialist

Laetitia supports the recruiting efforts for Advance Degree Candidates and INSEAD, as well as Montréal schools at both the Associate and Consultant level. Prior to working for BCG, Laetitia worked for McCarthy Tetrault in Bilingual Talent Acquisition. Laetitia built and managed relationships with internal stakeholders, and business leaders to understand hiring forecasts and recruiting priorities, as well as to fill critical hiring needs in a timely manner. She has also worked for Centennial College and the University of Ontario Institute of Technology, travelling throughout Ontario, representing the institutions at college fairs and campus events. Laetitia holds a Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Human Rights Law and was the recipient of the Student Leadership Award. When not at work, Laetitia tutors French to elementary and high school students, she also enjoys travelling, the arts and sampling various cuisines.

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.

Caroline O'Brien

Recruiting Assistant

Caroline O'Brien is the Sloan Recruiting Assistant. Caroline also supports the North America Advanced Degree Recruiting team. Caroline joined BCG in 2018 after earning a degree in Communication Studies and Business Administration from Northeastern University. Outside of work, she enjoys cooking, spinning, playing tennis, and traveling!

Alex Jaskolski

ADC Recruiting Lead

Alex is the Recruiting Lead for ADC recruiting across BCG’s North American office. Alex joined BCG in 2012 after earning a BA degree in Psychology from the University of Michigan. Alex has experience in Undergraduate, ADC, MBA and Experienced Hire recruiting at BCG. In her leisure time, Alex enjoys cooking, spin class and a nice glass of wine!

Katie Purcell

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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