At BCG, Pioneers have the courage to take action on unique insights. They share and activate ideas that enable our clients to gain the competitive edge. Josh goes deep to understand challenges.
BCG has taught me that the answers that come from the least likely places can often provide the greatest value. Right from the start, I was able to express insights because BCG recognizes that individual experience and expertise are integral to collective impact.
Since university, I had seemed destined to work in financial services, but BCG has allowed me to develop expertise in so many different areas, including procurement, operations, and return-on-marketing investment. Additionally, I have been given the freedom to focus on niche parts of businesses that exemplify how things we once saw as disparate are so interconnected in a business’ operation.
Josh holds an economics degree from the University of Chicago and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth. He has five years of prior experience in global financial services working as an analyst at Goldman Sachs and the product manager for AXA Investment Management’s Funds of Hedge Funds Group.
Q: Why did you choose to work at BCG?
A: Within the consulting industry, BCG always stood out as the company that encouraged individuality and entrepreneurship. There is no such thing as a BCG type but rather myriad examples of unique insights and individual approaches that allow us to help our clients get the best of their resources.
Q: What inspires you about BCG?
A: BCG is a place where we are encouraged to constantly and consistently question the status quo. No problem ever has a set answer or a set process, nor a foreseeable solution. We can never say, “This is the way we’ve always done it.” Instead we are asked to use our institutional knowledge to find the best way of answering every individual problem.
Q: What are you reading right now and why is it interesting?
A: Currently I’m reading the novel In the Light of What We Know, by Zia Haider Rahman. Reading this book is an incredible way of looking at many of the sociopolitical themes that affect modern life—through the experiences and understanding of trained mathematicians. Also, due to the nature of the narrative, it challenges what we have long accepted to be true about history and forces us to recognize a difference between what we know and what we experience.