At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Joseph connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
In my application to grad school, I dreamed of first joining a top consulting firm and then transitioning into a chief sustainability officer role at a Fortune 500 company. Not only did I get the opportunity to work at BCG but my second project had me directly working with a Fortune 10 chief sustainability officer!
I've enjoyed a generalist experience so far at BCG, as every case has been a different role and in a new industry. I've worked in oil and gas, construction, technology, and travel and tourism; and I've worked on organizational design, operations, pricing, and performance management. Each experience has challenged me to go beyond my comfort zone and get up to speed in a new industry quickly.
My favorite experience has been improving the operations for a cruise line. We transformed many of its key departments (such as housekeeping, dining, bar, and more) to provide better service to the customer while reducing overall cost to the company. Before the project, I had never been on a cruise ship, but that quickly changed. I went on a cruise every week for six months in order to work with the onboard team to implement all of our suggested improvements.
Joseph graduated from the University of Texas with a BS in mechanical engineering, received his MBA from Kellogg, and his JD from Northwestern University. Prior to joining BCG, Joseph worked at Trinity Consultants as an environmental consultant handling air-compliance-related issues across multiple industries (oil and gas, power, manufacturing, airlines, among others). Joseph also worked at Baker Botts in the patent law practice group and at HEVT, a clean energy startup.
Q: When did you know you belonged at BCG?
A: At one of my first consultant training events, I sat around a campfire with three fellow consultants who truly inspired me. We had completely different backgrounds: ethnicity, sexuality, family culture, socioeconomic, and so on, but yet we knew BCG was the right fit for us. Each of us had overcome many challenges since childhood, and that was why we all appreciated working for BCG. BCG valued our diversity and enabled us to utilize our experiences to tackle interesting and exciting challenges every day.
Q: What international experiences have been the most interesting for you?
A: I sailed the Caribbean for six months and almost used up my passport. Curacao, Aruba, Bahamas, Mexico, Jamaica—you name a Caribbean island, and I've been there!
Q: What groups or organizations have you been involved with at BCG?
A: I've been very active in the LGBT organization at BCG, as it has created a strong and robust additional network for me. It has provided friendships and affiliations in every city that I have worked in at BCG, and I have benefited tremendously from having a mentor who gives me honest and thoughtful career and personal advice.