BCG’s Roselinde Torres and Michael Sherman Named to New ‘UPstanding Executive Power List’

Torres, a New York–Based Leader of the Firm’s CEO Advisory Offering, and Sherman, a Dallas-Based Technology Expert, Are Recognized as Two Highly Influential Minority Executives

BOSTON—Roselinde Torres, a New York–based senior partner of The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) and leader of the firm’s CEO Advisory offering in North America, and Michael Sherman, a Dallas-based partner and strategic advisor to C-suite executives at many of the world’s top technology companies, have been named to the inaugural “UPstanding Executive Power List,” created by the executive search firm Audeliss. The list—published in today’s Financial Times—highlights the Top 100 Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) executives in the US and  UK “who have reached senior roles in business while also fighting against discrimination and championing ethnic diversity and inclusion in the workplace and beyond,” the paper said.

The list was compiled through a nomination and judging process that involved CEOs and other senior executives from a variety of companies, including Barclays, Unilever, the FT, and executive recruiter Pinnacle Group. Selection was based on the individuals’ professional and business achievements, how the individuals drive the BAME agenda within their community and workplace, and the individuals’ professional seniority and influence within their organization.

Suki Sandhu, CEO of Audeliss and a cofounder of the ranking, said, “We are delighted to see Roselinde Torres and Michael Sherman of BCG featured in the inaugural UPstanding Executive Power List. Both are strong leaders at the firm and in the community and are setting an example for the business leaders of today and tomorrow.”

Torres, a senior member of BCG’s People & Organization practice area, leads the firm’s CEO Advisory offering in North America. She has advised more than 200 CEOs across industry sectors and markets. She also advises top management and boards on issues of leadership, talent management, organizational design, and large-scale change.

In October 2013, Torres gave a TED Talk, “What It Takes to Be a Great Leader,” which has garnered nearly 3 million views. Outside of consulting, she serves as an advisor to the Harvard Kennedy School’s Center for Public Leadership and Latino Leadership Initiative and is a trustee of the Wildlife Conservation Society. For her exceptional leadership within the industry and BCG and for her expertise on the topic of leadership, she received a Women Leaders in Consulting award from Consulting magazine in 2014.

Sherman, a leader in BCG’s Technology, Media & Telecommunications practice area, works with top executives at mainly large multinational companies on a variety of strategic and operational-efficiency issues. He also serves as the global leader of BCG’s Black/African-America Network and on the firm’s North America Diversity and Inclusion Council, which is responsible for setting the strategy and direction of all of BCG’s diversity networks.

Earlier this year, Sherman was named one of the “Top 100 Most Influential Blacks in Corporate America” by Savoy Magazine, a leading African-American lifestyle publication. Outside of work, he serves on the board of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, which supports historically black colleges and universities. His publications include the 2015 article “Closing the Diversity Gap in Silicon Valley.”

“We have long known how respected and influential Roselinde and Michael are among our clients and colleagues,” said Thomas Reichert, BCG's chairman of North America. “To receive this recognition by the broader international business community is truly special and well deserved.”

The full UPstanding Executive Power List can be viewed at

To arrange an interview with Roselinde Torres or Michael Sherman, please contact Alexandra Corriveau at +1 212 446 3261 or

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