BCG’s Boston office is where it all began. Today we remain at the forefront of innovative thinking in health care, financial services, industrial goods, consumer goods, retail, and high tech. We continue to focus on achieving real impact for our clients, which include a mix of leading and innovative local, regional, and global corporations and institutions. We are committed to BCG's strong tradition of social impact and community involvement. Our community service team is deeply involved in several local schools, youth programs, and shelters. In all of these ways, the Boston office reflects the city itself: rooted in rich history while constantly innovating and progressing to meet new opportunities.
Opened in 1963 by BCG’s founder, Bruce Henderson, the Boston office has been at the epicenter of some of BCG's most influential ideas. The experience curve, the portfolio concept, time-based competition, and segment-of-one marketing all originated here. Learning from peers through an exchange of ideas in an open environment is also an integral part of the Boston office and BCG. A place of diversity, open communication, and intellectual curiosity, BCG in Boston today is a team of over 350 people. It is located in the heart of the city’s financial district, just steps away from Faneuil Hall, Boston’s Waterfront, and the Old State House. Our office boasts breathtaking views of the Boston Harbor from every floor.
The client base of BCG in Boston reflects a mix of many different local, regional, and global industries. It is a blend of decades-old clients and new relationships. Because the base is relatively large, the clients and work of the Boston office span virtually all of the firm's practice areas. The industries we serve primarily include health care, financial services, industrial goods, consumer goods, high tech, retail, and PIPE (principal investors and private equity).
The Boston office also plays a central role in the firm’s support of global public health, including the worldwide fight against malaria. Wendy Woods, the global leader of the Social Impact practice and topic leader of BCG's global health work, is based in our office and has led numerous projects focusing on treatment and intervention for conditions such as HIV, tuberculosis, and malaria. BCG offers a unique opportunity for consultants of all levels to engage in decision-making processes with real senior thought leaders at our clients.
The Boston office is very active in the community. We host several community service events a year, including our annual adopt-a-family drive, in which we sponsor local families for holiday gifts. We participate in the Susan G. Komen Race for the Cure, and are committed to quarterly trips to serve lunch at the New England Shelter for Homeless Veterans just down the street from us. We also close the office for an annual Community Service Day so that the entire staff can work together on a project. These activities allow us to give back and also help us build connections with one another.
We have a focus on health and wellness in the office and host a number of activities for all to partake in, including Yoga Wednesdays and Boot Camp on Fridays. Boot Camp supports Inner City Weightlifting, a Boston-based organization that takes at-risk young people off of the street, teaching them weight training and ultimately helping them pursue opportunities to find a career in personal fitness. We host many social events as a way of fostering our own community within the office. Every year we enjoy a holiday party, a kids’ holiday party, many Friday night drinks, and Red Sox season tickets, distributed through a raffle and office celebration. A tried and true favorite is our Around the World Celebration, where we enjoy food, drink, and décor from countries and regions around the world. This celebration helps us welcome our ambassadors visiting from other offices.
Last but certainly not least, one of our most anticipated traditions is our annual Summer Chatham Cape Weekend. It's a wonderful opportunity for all Boston BCGers and their significant others and families to get together and bond across cohorts. Once you’re part of the BCG community, you remain there. We have a very active local alumni initiative. We host regular events for specific alumni groups to connect our alumni with their respective current BCG counterparts.