Global IT Director, Flagship Software Engineering, 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. Jorge goes deep to understand challenges.
BCG's business is people—people proud of helping people, their teams, and their organizations achieve their goals.
At heart I'm a software engineer, so it was a surprise—after working for engineering and software development companies and freelancing—to find so much room for innovation and creative engineering at BCG.
Twenty years at BCG has given me the opportunity to work in many different areas, starting with enterprise systems software development and client-facing software product development—always with fantastic people and incredible teams. BCG's international and entrepreneurial environment allowed me to develop not only as an engineer, but also as a leader of the flagship software engineering team, working in different cities and countries, from Munich to Boston and now in Chicago. It has certainly kept my Spanish, English, German, and French going!
Jorge is currently a global IT director at BCG, responsible for leading the FSE (flagship software engineering) team in the US. He has a bachelor's degree in computer systems engineering from the Instituto Tecnologico de Monterrey and is an expert in relational databases, software architecture, and management of complex software development projects, among other topics.
Q: What did you learn in your first year on the job?
A: BCG makes things happen that would be impossible anywhere else. The dedication and determination of the staff is amazing. Being part of such a strong team makes it a lot easier for every team member to perform to their true potential.
Q: How has BCG helped you grow and succeed?
A: It has allowed me to live in different countries and work internationally. The cultural diversity of the staff and our clients has helped me remain open-minded and receptive to new and different ways to live and do things.
Q: What are some of your favorite things to do outside of the office?
A: I'm an avid triathlete and love long distance racing—Ironman distance. I started running marathons, and then moved to triathlons. Now I can't imagine a day without a swim, bike, or run workout in preparation for a race.