Kathleen Polsinello leads Boston Consulting Group’s Consumer practice in Canada. Since joining BCG in 2006, Kathleen has worked with a wide range of retail and consumer goods companies in Canada, the UK, and the US. The majority of her client engagements have involved leading companies through major two- to three-year business transformations in order for them to more effectively compete in the dynamic world of retail. She has worked on strategies in growth, customer segmentation, format design, pricing and promotions, organization, and target operating model. She is one of the firm’s experts on category advantage.

Kathleen co-leads the firm’s Women@BCG initiative for Canada and is the People lead for the firm’s global work in retail. She also sits on the board of the Whitney Child Centre in Toronto and the board of Entreprises Norman Hebert Inc. in Montreal.


  • Growth strategy
  • Format design
  • CPI
  • Pricing and promotions
  • Transformation
  • Customer segmentation


  • MBA, Dean’s Award, Harvard University
  • BA, commerce, with honors, Queen's University


  • Board member, Whitney Child Centre
  • Board member, Entreprises Norman Hebert, Inc.
Deep Expertise, Broad Experience