Partner & Managing Director, Chicago
At BCG, Advocates are thoughtful and engaged. They listen closely because they believe that the best solutions can be discovered in the most unexpected places. Daniel empowers and inspires others.
I work with the smartest people to solve the world's largest problems. How can you ask more from a career?
My educational background is in public policy and law. I grew up in Washington DC and have always had a very strong interest in understanding the implications of policy and regulations on markets. This, in part, brought me to study law and economics but also led me to trying to solve the complexities of health care, where I have chosen to build my career.
I now lead BCG's Health Care practice in the Midwest, with a strong focus on building market strategies and transforming the capabilities of our health care service clients. I maintain my strong connection to policy as an expert in regulatory policy and the leader of BCG's health care reform and regulatory topic area.
Daniel joined BCG in 2007 after graduating from Harvard Law School with honors. Daniel received his master of public administration from Columbia University's School of International and Public Affairs and his bachelor's degree in political science from Columbia University.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: I joined The Boston Consulting Group immediately upon graduating law school in 2007. BCG is a beautiful extension of my law school experience, allowing me to interact with unparalleled colleagues and clients. We work shoulder-to-shoulder to help correct significant market inefficiencies and bring rationality and discipline to the health care industry.
Q: How would you describe the BCG community?
A: The BCG community is one that "pays it forward." Mentorship and development is at the core of its culture. Though I believe I am a good person by nature, I owe such a significant debt to the firm and to individuals here for all of the time, energy, focus, and dedication invested in me that paying that debt back drives me to mentor and invest in the next generation. The only way I can truly repay this is to continue to foster the long tradition that is central to BCG green.
Q: If you could go back in time and tell your 18-year-old self one thing, what would it be?
A: Look at every opportunity as a chance to learn, not just to excel or accomplish. Take chances, don't play it safe. Push yourself to do and explore things that are unfamiliar to you. Push your outer boundaries and play outside your comfort zones.