Rich Davey is a member of the Public Sector and Industrial Goods practice areas at Boston Consulting Group. He is the State and Local Public Sector practice leader in North America. Since joining BCG, Rich has advised public transportation and transit systems, ports, railroads, highway operators, aerospace, and private transportation companies on a wide variety of topics including optimizing operations, customer improvements, cost containment, and organizational design. 

Prior to joining BCG, Rich had 15 years of C-suite experience in high profile, publicly accountable organizations in state government and the private sector. He was secretary and CEO of the Massachusetts Department of Transportation (MassDOT) from September 2011 until October 2014, and had direct operational responsibility for and oversight of the state’s highways, bridges, and tunnels (including the Big Dig), the freight and passenger rail program, 15 regional transit agencies including the MBTA, 36 general use airports, and the state’s Registry of Motor Vehicles. 

Just prior to joining BCG, Rich was CEO of Boston 2024, the organization that sought to bring the 2024 Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to Boston.


  • JD, summa cum laude, Gonzaga University School of Law
  • BA, College of the Holy Cross, Worcester, MA


  • Construction Management Association of America, Person of the Year 2013
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