Principal, New Jersey
At BCG, Allies bring a sense of collaboration and excitement to their teams. They create an atmosphere of trust and support in which people can do their best work. Aviel challenges the status quo.
I am passionate about business and about impact, and BCG provides me with an unparalleled opportunity to have a positive and lasting impact on clients—some of the greatest businesses in the world.
My background is entrepreneurial, having founded, run, and sold two separate companies. That drove my interest in how businesses grow to be big and complex and in the equity market. I liked to analyze companies and industries, looking for trends and undervalued or overvalued companies; I still do. I remember dialing into earnings calls to listen and thinking, “This team hasn’t done their market research. They should be doing X.” One of my favorite things about working for BCG is that now I get a seat at the table to discuss performance, trends, competition and what the team should be focused on.
Aviel earned his MBA at the Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa, and as salutatorian of his class with a BA in economics from Columbia University.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: I was fortunate to have several opportunities to choose from when I was recruiting, but what made BCG stand out was the personal care and attention given to each candidate. BCG was not just looking for a body to fill a seat or to hit a recruiting target. They spent more time getting to know me. They cared about me as an individual and the specifics of my background and situation. This personal attention has held true to this day and has helped shape my career here, who I team with, and how we engage.
Q: What characteristics do you believe define a BCGer?
A: BCGers have a definite passion for learning and growing and discovery and making things better. They’re creative and not bound by what was best practice last year, and they have no ego about being right or wrong. Instead, they are open to an evolving landscape with many potentially good answers and confident that they can determine the best solution.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: Spending a year as an ambassador in Paris with my family was life-changing. My son still talks to me about his favorite playground in Paris, toy store in London, and chocolate in Belgium. My daughter came back completely fluent in French and to date speaks it with no accent. My wife had the year of her life discovering one of the most beautiful cities in the world and could probably do quite well as a Paris tour guide. I got to experience working in a different culture with a wildly dissimilar set of constraints on the types of solutions we could offer clients: lots of growth and learning and fun!