BCG Product Business Unit Company Overview
BCG Product Business Unit works with Boston Consulting Group’s practice areas—specific industries and capabilities—in order to transform the firm’s unique intellectual property into professional, scalable products to support our client service efforts. BCG Product Business Unit employs leading-edge technologies and specialized experts in product design and development, visualization, benchmarking, and custom analysis to provide world-class solutions.
There are BCG Product Business Unit roles within the following specialties at BCG:
- Technology & Engineering
- Product Management & Business Building
- Analytics & AI
Jobs at BCG Product Business Unit
Global Head of Software
Shankar Jagannathan heads the Software Products Business at BCG. He brings a wealth of expertise in leading technical and business teams to develop cloud-based software products and solutions that create meaningful operational impact and emphasizing simplicity of use for customers.
Shankar has played various roles in large and small companies, most recently as Chief Product Officer at a seed-stage startup, where he helped build a SaaS-based industrial inspections platform using AI-based image recognition. Previously, he was Chief Operating Officer at WorkWave (now a division of IFS), a leading SaaS provider of cloud-based Field Management & Route Automation software. He was also Vice President of Products for the Advanced Software Division at EMC Corporation, responsible for the infrastructure management software portfolio. Shankar came to EMC from McKinsey & Company, where he was a core member of the High-Tech Practice within the Firm.
Shankar holds multiple patents, an MBA in Finance, and a Ph.D. in control systems.
Senior Director for Change & Enablement
Jennifer Gormley has joined the new BCG Product Business Unit in the role of Senior Director for Change & Enablement. Jennifer comes to BCG from McKinsey & Company, where as Senior Director for Product she oversaw product strategy, design, and implementation for that firm’s proprietary client enablement tools.
Jennifer has a vision for enabling the Product Business Unit to drive design-centered thinking and user-centered product choices into our Change & Enablement solutions. She brings more than 20 years’ experience in digital and product design, as well as product, project, and change management. In her new role, Jennifer will be partnering with our leaders to define product strategies and go to market approaches across the change product portfolio.
Prior to McKinsey & Company, Jennifer spent a decade advising startups and media companies on digital design, user experience and brand strategy. She graduated from Parsons, New York with a BFA in Communication Design. In 2014 Jennifer was nominated for a Canadian Screen Award in a digital category, and her work with Architecture Boston magazine was nominated for a Rebrand 100 Award.
Jennifer loves spending time with her husband Matthew and their sons - James (9) and William (6). Most weekends find them tackling projects to try and keep their 1895 house from falling apart. She will be based in our NYC office.
Head of Analytics Solutions applabs
With core technical strengths and an avid coder with keen business acumen in the software products and digital solutions space, Bhaskara has over 25 years of experience as a digital entrepreneur.
Prior to joining BCG, he served as a CTO, Board member and other senior technical roles in multiple startups, including a couple of his own.
Within BCG, Bhaskara setup a client facing internal digital solutions team, working along with consulting teams to provide digital leave behinds across the globe.
Currently, In BCG’s Product Business Unit, as an Engineering Director, Bhaskara leads a team of ~150 skilled engineers in 5 locations across the globe, and is responsible for 3 suites comprising and 13 products and platforms.
He keenly drives the technology strategy, architecture and innovation roadmap with hands-on leadership. The key focus is on product development and service integration, to provide a consistent and customer first experience, to help enable the PBU in go-to-market strategies, while ensuring to stay abreast of industry trends and emerging technologies in order to help the business stay competitive.
Besides serving and leading his team of innovative self-driven high performing individuals, Bhaskara enables the designing, development and implementation of engineering standards, procedures and policies, processes, and exploits technology to improve products and services, while ensuring am effective balance between business and technology strategies.
Technical Program Lead
In his 20 years of experience, Satish Vemula has been highly passionate towards delivering technical solutions that enhance the customer's experience and exceed client expectations.
Prior to BCG, Satish built customizable software services and products for various organizations with a strong focus on customer, quality and usability.
In BCG's Product Business Unit, Satish is working as the Technical Program Manager for one of the products under Transformation Suite. In this role, he oversees product management, security compliance, coordinating with business and cross-functional team and ensuring release timelines are met and adhered to.
Solution Business Senior Manager
My background is in physics and economics. I joined BCG after my PhD in physics with a passion for problem solving and driving new ideas. Similar to physics, which is all about problem solving and describing the solutions in a structured way, I was able to continue my passion within BCG. BCG has exposed me to various exciting business problems and has allowed me to explore new disciplines—such as software development and product management—besides the consulting work.
Furthermore, BCG has given me the opportunity to work in different places around the globe, with very different people, and to drive new ideas. The freedom to drive my own business ideas in a startup-like environment, with quick and fast decision making and fantastic colleagues, still inspires me every day.
Brittany Woods is passionate about problem solving and providing her clients with the optimal solutions. Brittany has years of experience managing building out and managing the implementations of solutions. Doing so for various large clients ranging in industries including military and communications. Brittany is currently a solution analyst for BCG’s Product Business Unit. In her role Brittany supports case team in setting up the Program management SAAS product Key. She also configures client instances and trains users.
Prior to joining Boston Consulting Group, Brittany was a Management Consultant for Accenture. There she specialized managing agile projects in implementing SAAS / Cloud CRM product Salesforce as well Robotics Process Automation tool Blue Prism.
There are BCG Product Business Unit roles within the following specialties at BCG:
Technology & Engineering
Our technology consultants and specialists partner with our clients and colleagues to build and implement digital solutions through a broad spectrum of activities. Technology jobs and engineering jobs include design of IT architectures, large-scale transformation, agile development, software engineering, cybersecurity consulting, and risk management.
Product Management & Business Building
Our product managers and business builders work with our clients and colleagues in developing new digital ventures and products from planning to launch. We are a mix of business leaders, corporate strategists, and product specialists.
Analytics & AI
Our data analytics and artificial intelligence professionals mix deep domain expertise with advanced analytical methods and techniques to develop innovative solutions that help our clients tackle their most pressing issues. We design algorithms and build complex models out of large amounts of data.
A career in design at BCG involves bringing deep strategic, user experience and visual expertise into product development, helping to deliver breakthrough products that engage and inspire. We have extensive knowledge of design thinking and human-centered design, and are fluent in the latest technological innovation.
“I get to work with some of the brightest and best people in several industries, and I get to collaborate with them to build world-class solutions that help our customers”
“BCG's Product Business Unit has a rich set of expertise from various areas of specialization and the global diversity brings in fresh insight and thought process.”
"If Thor was a management consultant, we'd be the ones who made his hammer. My favorite thing at BCG's Product Business Unit are the one-of-a-kind products we make!"