Managing Director & Senior Partner
Elliot Vaughn is a core member of the Health Care, Operations, People & Organization, and Social Impact practices at Boston Consulting Group.
Since joining BCG in 2005, Elliot has focused his client work in health care and social impact. He has additional experience in the energy, financial services, media, retail, and industrial goods industries, across a broad range of topics. He leads one of BCG’s major pro bono relationships with a global NGO.
"What drives me is seeing the lasting impact of our work to drive the competitiveness of our clients. Whether we are working with commercial or social impact clients, that level of lasting result can only be sustained by BCG's way of working with—not on—our clients."
Elliot is also the global leader of BCG’s LGBTQ+ network, Pride@BCG. Outside of BCG he is the founder and chair of GiveOut, a charity that raises funds for global LGBTQ+ advocacy, and also serves on the board of OutRight Action International.
Elliot has been recognized for his work within BCG and beyond. He has featured for a number of years on the OUTstanding 100 LGBT+ Executives list and received a Point of Light award from the UK Prime Minister for his commitment to LGBTQ+ activism.
Prior to joining BCG, Elliot worked for five years as a public policy consultant helping clients in the health care, consumer goods, telecoms, energy, transportation, and financial services industries.
The first 12 months at a new job are a critical time for LGBTQ+ people to present their authentic selves in the workplace. Those who don’t come out professionally then are likely to remain closeted.
The soaring demand for COVID-19 vaccines provides an opportunity for contract development and manufacturing organizations to deepen their relationships with biopharmaceutical customers and drive growth.
Only about half the companies in the region have a formal diversity program in place—far lower than the global average. But those initiatives are generating results.
Company leaders must acknowledge their blind spots, respond to the needs of diverse groups, and focus on the measures that really work.