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David Olsen

Partner & Managing Director


David Olsen is a core member of the Marketing, Sales & Pricing and Consumer practices at The Boston Consulting Group. He is also a member of the firm's Strategy practice.

Since joining BCG in 2003, Dave has focused his client work on strategy, business development, pricing, and go-to-market strategy for consumer goods companies. He has acquired deep experience in trade spending and promotion funding.

Dave’s emphasis on delivering actionable outcomes and impact for clients has helped them take their business and commercial activities to the next level. Much of Dave's work has been centered on enabling client organizations to deliver sustained impact in commercial capabilities.

Prior to joining BCG, Dave was an associate at Heller Financial.

Areas of Expertise

  • Consumer products
  • Business development
  • Strategy
  • Trade spending
  • Pricing and trade optimization
  • Multi-channel, web-based strategy development
  • Lean manufacturing
  • Procurement


  • MBA, high honors, University of Chicago Booth School of Business
  • BS, accounting, University of Illinois
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