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Growth of The Boston Consulting Group’s Houston Office Spurs Promotion of Three Energy Practice Executives

HOUSTON– The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) today announced the promotion of three executives in its Houston office—Alan Thomson, Paul Goydan, and Andrea Ostby—who work within the firm’s Energy practice. These appointments further increase the industry depth and global reach of BCG’s Houston office, which recently celebrated its tenth year in the city and has doubled in size over the past three years, to encompass a staff of more than 100 professionals from highly diverse backgrounds.

“The growth in BCG’s Houston office is reflective of the incredible growth and vibrancy of the city of Houston. While we serve several industries out of our Houston office, it is a hub for our global energy practice,” said Pattabi Seshadri, a BCG senior partner and the head of the firm’s South region. “Alan, Paul, and Andrea have always stood out individually, thanks to their ability to provide the type of strategic guidance that organizations in the energy sector need to compete and thrive. In their new roles, they’ll have the opportunity to deepen our relationships with key clients globally and at national and local levels by bringing the best thought leadership, expertise, and people capabilities to them.” 

Combined, the three individuals have more than 60 years of consulting experience, including operational and profitability improvement, organizational transformation, corporate strategy, and business development.

Thomson, a BCG senior partner, was named the global leader of the firm’s Energy practice. He has more than 30 years of experience working across the oil and gas sector, including nearly two decades with BCG. He has led client engagements with Fortune 500 companies and governments in the energy and industrial-goods sectors in Asia-Pacific and North America, and he has actively supported many of BCG’s relationships with global oil and gas clients in Europe, the Middle East, and South America.

Goydan, a BCG partner, was promoted to leader of the firm’s Energy practice in North America. Bringing more than 15 years’ experience in consulting, which includes more than a decade with BCG and 80 projects in over ten countries, Goydan now covers the oil, power, and renewables sectors, and focuses on strategy development and driving operational performance improvement for his clients.  Prior to taking on responsibility for the practice in North America, Goydan helped build BCG’s unconventional oil and gas business, serving independent and major oil companies alike. 

Ostby, also a partner and a 15-year consulting veteran who has been with BCG for more than a decade, was named the head of the BCG Houston office. Ostby is an expert in unconventional oil and gas operations in multiple basins across the US, as well as in driving large-scale business performance transformation efforts focused on delivering profitability and operational improvement. In her new role, Ostby will be responsible for driving the business and people agenda for the Houston office and deepening BCG’s relationships with key clients based in Houston and the local community.

“Home to the second largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the US, Houston is a key market for BCG, and our presence here allows us to bring cutting-edge global insights to our local clients in energy, retail, consumer, industrial goods, health care, education, the public sector and more,” added Ostby. “We are excited for what lies ahead for the Houston team, and the industry-leading companies that we serve, as we continue to grow and expand the depth and breadth of our team here.”

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