Principal, Washington, DC
At BCG, Storytellers synthesize complex information and ideas. They believe in bringing the whole team together to get a broader perspective. Buzz finds clarity in a complex world.
BCG arms you with the tools you need to succeed and deliver results. After your first months at BCG, you are no longer a JD or PhD or MBA—you are a consultant.
Prior to joining BCG, I was an antitrust attorney. I spent a few years at a large firm and then some time with the FTC. While I enjoyed my work, I wanted to help shape the decisions that drive business, not just react to them after they were made. Since joining BCG, I've worked in a variety of industries helping CEOs and other senior executives solve some of their greatest challenges. I have always felt that our work has a true impact on our clients and helps make a difference in how they conduct business.
At BCG, I've been able to grow professionally and develop skills that I would not have been able to build as an attorney. BCG has been, and continues to be, a great place to work and learn.
Buzz earned his JD from Harvard Law School, where he was editor-in-chief of the Harvard Negotiation Law Review. He holds a BA, summa cum laude, in economics from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Before joining BCG, Buzz worked as an antitrust attorney in both private and government practice.
Q: What do you like most about your job?
A: In short: the people. The best part of working at BCG is getting to work with people with such diverse experiences. The culture at BCG is community-oriented, challenging, and entrepreneurial. Everyone comes to BCG with a different background, but together we work toward solving the same problems. Having these connections and relationships at BCG provides me with further opportunities to grow and develop.
Q: What is a typical day like for you?
A: Part of what excites me about my role at BCG is that no two days are the same. One day I could be working on the client site preparing for a meeting with senior executives, and the next day I could be doing case interviews with potential future consultants. BCG allows you to chart your own course and invest in the aspects of the job that most interest you. I have held leadership roles in my local office and have increasingly played an active role in shaping the JD recruiting process across North America.
Q: What are you reading right now and why is it interesting?
A: The Food Lab: Better Home Cooking Through Science by J. Kenji Lopez-Alt. Yes, it’s a cookbook, but it is so much more. Instead of just giving recipes and instructions, Lopez-Alt digs into the science and experimentation of cooking. Sure you can just tell someone how long to boil an egg to get to the right consistency—or you can boil two dozen eggs, each at varying 30-second intervals over the course of 12 minutes to see the variation. It is great seeing how his alternative view can change the way you see something as everyday as cooking.