Principal, São Paulo
At BCG, Innovators view the world from unexpected angles. They bring creativity and a fresh perspective to every challenge they face. Ricardo goes deep to understand challenges.
At BCG, there are no two days alike. You are often dealing with something new, sometimes totally unknown. New, challenging questions pop up all the time. Dealing with these questions definitely pushes us out of our comfort zone. It is quite a ride.
I am a mechanical Engineer and member of The Boston Consulting Group’s Financial Institutions; Corporate Development; Insurance; and People & Organization practices. Since joining BCG, I had the opportunity to help companies to tackle strategic issues related to business and corporate development, digital transformation, and organization.
Ricardo earned an MBA with distinction from University of Chicago Booth School of Business and holds mechanical engineering degree from Universidade Estadual de Campinas (Unicamp). He also earned Beta Gamma Sigma.
Q: What is the most striking point of BCG’s culture? What a company represents for its employees?
A: My preferred word in BCG’s Purpose is “unlock”. What truly sets us apart, in my view, is our passion for finding the answer that no one else has found, the one that will truly unlock the potential of an organization. We ask the questions no one asked. We dig deeper. We dare to go where no one have ever gone. Our ultimate realization is to find the answer that will “open the lock”.
Q: What is your daily motivation? What is your biggest passion in your career?
A: We get so engaged with our clients’ challenges that we often find ourselves almost personally connected to it. I just love the sensation of having to solve something complex – it is truly motivating to go to work, assemble my team, and think it through together. My peak is in the moment of the insight – I know we will always get there; it is just a matter of time. In addition, it is always so satisfying when we do.
Q: As a Principal, you act as mentor and advisor of junior BCGers. In your opinion, what does it mean to have this responsibility?
A: I truly believe that the best investment of my time in BCG is recruiting and mentoring people. Our success is essentially dependent on the quality of our people, so we need to over invest in that asset. We have the brightest minds and we measure no effort to foster their development. The result never ceases to amaze me. It is really striking how much a BCGer can do even with very little experience.