Project Leader, New York
At BCG, Visionaries navigate complexity with ease. They use their insight and intuition to identify the solutions that will create lasting impact. Daniel seeks a new perspective.
Being an active member of BCG’s LGBT Network enables me to connect with an ever-growing number of my amazing colleagues from around the world and help shape BCG’s culture at both local and global levels.
I started at BCG straight out of undergrad as an associate in New York and was quickly thrown into my first project working for a large beverage manufacturer. However, this first project didn’t dictate my future, and I was next given the opportunity to work on a health care strategy case that elucidated my true interests. Since then, I have had the opportunity to work on many different health care projects, each one unique and providing me new opportunities to learn and grow.
BCG has also given me the ability to grow beyond client projects. I am an active member of our LGBT Network. I spent a year on secondment at the United Nations working on sustainability with the private sector through the UN Global Compact Office. I also spent a couple years in business school at Wharton, where I was part of the Healthcare Management Program. This experience enabled me to expand my network and my understanding of the business world as a whole and the health care space in particular.
After returning to BCG, I have continued to explore my passion for health care on a number of projects and can see how much I have developed since that first project.
Daniel holds a BS in economics from Duke University and received his MBA with majors in health care management and operations and information management from the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania.
Q: When did you know you belonged at BCG?
A: When I first began the recruiting process at BCG and saw how much time and energy was dedicated to me before I was even close to being an employee of the firm. Seeing this commitment and dedication to developing potential employees made me realize how much effort BCG would devote toward my development once I joined the firm and was actually a full-time employee. This is something that has held true throughout my time with BCG as I have gone through trainings, a secondment, business school, and even more trainings—all helping me become a better consultant.
Q: How would you describe the BCG community?
A: For me, much of the BCG community revolves around a couple subcommunities. I have my office community, which consists of the people I have worked with, my cohort, and the other people I have just met over time. This community is always expanding and changing, providing me with new people to engage with and learn from. My other community is the LGBT Network, which is really about creating an open and accepting environment at BCG for everyone. I have found my time and work with the LGBT Network to be both rewarding and helpful, especially as I become more senior.
Q: What advice would you give to someone who wants to work at BCG?
A: Work hard, but have fun. BCG is a place where you are constantly challenged and pushed to develop, but it is also filled with interesting people who want to make your time here really rewarding. This is very evident in the recruiting process, with the case interviews and the preparation involved requiring a lot of work. However, the cases should be interesting to you as well and you should really enjoy the chance to engage with BCGers throughout the recruiting process. If you show up as yourself, put in the effort, and have fun, you will actually enjoy the process.