Consultant, Tel Aviv
Difference makers don't crawl, they leap forward
Because I was an accountant specializing in valuations, numbers have never been strangers to me. However, at the age of 28, at BCG, I've discovered that 1 plus 1 is actually greater than 2. Disproving one of the foundations of mathematics happens on a weekly basis at BCG, with the use of a whiteboard, marker, and brainstorming counterparts. Cross-fertilization of thoughts and ideas are often used to break down and solve complex problems, whether it's customer segmentation for a retail bank or exploring international business opportunities for a local industrial goods manufacturer. These values extend past the small room and into our internal team meetings, in which open discussions are the standard and every team member's voice is heard, regardless of tenure and background.
During the past two years at BCG, I've gained experience and knowledge in various industries, working with different functions in the organization, leading to a comprehensive view of the businesses we serve. As I take my career to the next level, I believe that this broad perspective was a key factor in my recent selection of industries and functions I'd like to specialize in at BCG.
Tom graduated from Tel Aviv University in 2014, earning an MBA with a concentration in financial management. Tom also holds an LLB with a major in accounting from Tel Aviv University and is a certified public accountant.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: Changes—changes in types of cases, industries, client counterparts, team members, where I'll have lunch, and unexpected initiatives such as this BCG website profile.
Q: If you could go back in time and tell your 18-year-old self one thing, what would it be?
A: Get prepared to like the color green.
Q: What is something that has surprised you about working at BCG?
A: It amazes me how the office succeeds in assessing the core personality of candidates during the recruiting process. I keep discovering more and more great qualities in the BCGers I get to know better (possibly too well…) during our case work.