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Michelle Stohlmeyer Russell is the NAMR Regional Practice Leader for the People & Organization practice at Boston Consulting Group. She joined BCG in 2001. Michelle previously led BCG’s Health Care practice for the Midwest and Canada, and is a member of the firm’s Health Care Practice Scientist Network (HCPA). Michelle is heavily involved in the Women@BCG program for North America and served as its lead from 2013 to 2017.

In November 2017, Michelle received a Women Leaders in Consulting award from Consulting magazine, the industry’s leading trade publication in the category “Excellence in Leadership.” And in 2016, Michelle was named BCG's Working Mother of the Year by Working Mother magazine.

Much of Michelle’s work is focused on academic medical centers, hospital systems, and payers. She has deep client experience in change management and strategy. Prior to joining BCG, Michelle was a researcher at Stanford University.

Areas of Expertise

  • Change management
  • Strategy
  • Health care provider systems
  • Hospitals and academic medical centers
  • Research and product development
  • In vitro diagnostics (IVD) and life sciences
  • Mergers and acquisitions (M&A)
  • Post-merger integration (PMI)
  • Social impact focus: education, community development

Honors and Awards

  • Women Leaders in Consulting—“Excellence in Leadership” Consulting magazine, 2017
  • BCG Working Mother of the Year, Working Mother magazine, 2016


  • PhD, organic chemistry, Stanford University
  • BA, chemistry, University of St. Thomas, Minnesota
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