Meet Our Team

Through the Center for Illinois' Future, BCG’s experienced network of senior leaders demonstrates proven experience in the challenges Chicago and Illinois face in education, economic development, public safety, community development, and other vital issues. Here, we highlight a sampling of their experience and the philosophies that guide them.

When we’re doing our best work at BCG, we are changing the world. When we do social impact work, it has that much more meaning. I’ve found it personally fulfilling to apply BCG’s skills and capabilities to help organizations making a difference in the community.

Marin Gjaja
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Chicago

The social impact projects that we do are, for me, some of our most important work. They affect matters that directly improve the lives of the adults and children in our communities.

Justin Manly
Managing Director & Partner
Chicago

I’m lucky and blessed to do a job that I’m passionate about—one that allows me to take BCG’s approach and apply it to the community I live in. At BCG, I strive to make the education system better, improve health care access, and shape the civic environment into something more collaborative and coordinated.

Michelle Stohlmeyer Russell
Managing Director & Senior Partner
Chicago

I’m very passionate about the Latino community, and BCG’s social impact work is a great way of giving back. I’ve found it extremely rewarding. With this work, I know that I’m changing the lives of people in the communities that I’m a part of.

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Nicolas Catoggio
Alumnus

It’s really inspiring to see that when I give to the community, what I get back is so much greater. Even when it’s a long journey to get results, I get a lot of satisfaction from this work. It’s a fight that people have to keep fighting.

John Garabedian
Senior Advisor
Chicago

BCG has shown me how important business skills are in a nonprofit and public sector context. In our social impact work, BCG always takes on projects that are challenging and make a real difference.

Kedra Newsom Reeves
Managing Director & Partner
Chicago

I’m inspired by BCG’s work in education, transportation, and health care, which are sectors critical to overall well-being. I strive to bring the best of BCG to support passionate and talented leaders as they drive positive change in our neighborhoods, cities, states, and the world at large.

Tejus Kothari
Managing Director & Partner
Chicago

BCG sits at the intersection of the public, private, and social sectors, enabling me to work on some of the toughest strategic issues in each area. We’re in a unique position to support new collaborations and ideas that will deliver the next generation of global solutions.

Shalini Unnikrishnan
Managing Director & Partner
Chicago

Social Impact Leaders

  • Corporate Finance and Strategy
  • Industrial Goods
  • Business Strategy
  • Social Impact and Sustainability
  • Strategic Planning
  • Social Impact and Sustainability
  • Insurance
  • Wealth Management
  • Health Care Industry
  • Consumer Products Industry
  • Change Management
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Pricing and Revenue Management
  • Go-to-Market Strategy
  • Public Sector
  • Education
  • Higher Education
  • Marketing and Sales
  • Innovation Strategy and Delivery
  • Corporate Finance and Strategy
  • Asset Management
  • Financial Institutions
  • Education
  • Marketing and Sales
  • People Strategy
  • Consumer Products Industry
  • People Strategy
  • Health Care Payers, Providers, Systems & Services
  • Organization
  • Social Impact and Sustainability
  • Public Sector
  • Consumer Products Industry
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