Project Leader, New York
At BCG, Challengers go against expected thinking and inspire their teams to be truly innovative. Ramiro connects the dots to see the bigger picture.
At BCG, you're expected to fully own your work from end-to-end. You'll receive support, guidance, and input along the way, but driving real impact is up to you. This kind of environment might be stressful for some people, but it's the fastest way to learn, develop, and take on increasing levels of responsibility.
I've always been interested in a rigorous and quantitative approach to solving problems, finding answers, and exploring ideas. Based on that interest, I earned an undergraduate degree and eventually a PhD in chemical engineering. However, as interested as I am in abstract ideas, I'm even more interested in seeing ideas have an impact in the real world.
At BCG, I've had the opportunity to not only work on some of the most difficult and important problems our clients face but also partner with clients to ensure that change actually takes place. The amount of real-world impact I've been able to have since joining BCG is something that continually amazes and inspires me.
Ramiro graduated from the University of Florida with a BSChE in chemical engineering as well as a BS in chemistry. He earned a PhD in chemical engineering from the University of Texas at Austin.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: I love being able to work on major change initiatives that often impact tens of thousands of people or create hundreds of millions of dollars in value. I can't imagine any other environment where you jump from one career-making project to another every three to six months.
Q: What did you learn in your first year on the job?
A: When I joined BCG, I already had strong analytical skills and knew how to drive to the "right" answer. However, being right is rarely enough to get the world to change. At BCG, I've learned a tremendous amount about how incentives, transaction costs, and inertia drive both individual and organizational behavior. This deeper understanding of human and organizational behavior has helped me tremendously when I need to persuade individuals and marshal organizations around a new idea.
Q: What international experiences at BCG have been the most interesting for you?
A: I worked in Amsterdam and Santiago during my first two years at BCG. Santiago was an amazing experience as I got to brush up on my Spanish, and travel extensively around the region, including trips to Buenos Aires, Cordoba, the Atacama Desert, and Easter Island.