BCG adds Brad Carson and Trent Reasons to Public Sector unit

15 November 2016 4 min. read
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The Boston Consulting Group has hired Brad Carson as a Senior Advisor to its global Public Sector practice, he joins from a distinguished military, business and political career. The firm has also hired Trent Reasons as an Associate Director to its Public Sector and Capital Markets practices, he joins from the US Department of the Treasury.

Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), Brad Carson worked at the US Office of the Secretary of Defense as Acting Under Secretary of Defense for Personnel and Readiness, and, was concurrently the Under Secretary of the Army at the US Army. Previously, from 2011 until 2013, Carson was the General Counsel of the US Army. Earlier roles include Director of the National Energy Policy Institute at the University of Tulsa for two years; Associate Professor of Law & Associate Professor of Business at the University of Tulsa College of Law; President and Chief Executive Officer of Cherokee Nation Businesses; and Congressman, 2nd District of Oklahoma, US House of Representatives.

Carson holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Arts in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from the University of Oxford, a Bachelor of Arts from Baylor University and a Juris Doctorate from the University of Oklahoma College of Law.

Carson joins BCG’s global Public Sector practice as a Senior Advisor, based out of the firm’s Washington, DC, office. Carson will be responsible for supporting the firm’s global consultant and clients deal with organisational and operational issues, as well as support the firm’s work in the aerospace and defence sectors.

Sharon Marcil, North America leader of BCG’s Public Sector practice, says about Carson’s management optimisation track record, “His unique expertise on national security and defence policy issues, together with his extensive experience simplifying the structure of large, complex organisations, will prove invaluable to our clients.”

Carson says that he is “excited” to be joining BCG. He adds, “BCG is the foremost provider of innovative solutions to the corporate, public, and non-profit sectors. It helps solve the most critical challenges facing government clients by drawing on its decades of commercial experience to bring world-class best practices, coupled with a deep understanding of the unique challenges in the public sector.”

BCG hires Brad Carson and Trent Reasons

Prior to joining BCG, Trent Reasons worked for the US Department of the Treasury as a Director of Analysis for more than four years, previously, he worked at investment bank Oppenheimer & Co., as an Executive Director. A selection of earlier roles in Reasons’ more than 15 career include serving as a Managing Partner at Reasons Capital, as Senior Vice President and Head of Securitised Products Trading & Strategy for Fixed Income at Keefe, Bruyette & Woods and as Vice President at Lehman Brothers.

Reasons holds a Bachelor of Arts in Economics from the University of Washington.

Reasons joins BCG’s Public Sector and Capital Markets practices as an Associate Director and will be based out of the firm’s Washington, DC, office. Reasons brings considerable public and private experience to his new role, including considerable experience in the US’ financial landscape through leading the annual production of the Financial Stability Oversight Council (FSOC) Annual Report, among others. He is tasked with supporting the firm’s global client and consulting base.

Marcil: “Major public- and private-sector institutions are facing a host of challenges and opportunities stemming from new rules and regulations, new technologies, and demand-driven changes in market dynamics. Trent will bring his unique and deep expertise to help our clients navigate these tricky waters.”

Reasons says that he is “excited” to bring his experience and expertise in financial services, regulation, and government policy to BCG’s clients. “As the landscape for financial services continues to evolve in response to competitive, regulatory, technological, and other factors, there are many complex and challenging issues to tackle in both the public and private sectors, especially in a post-crisis world,” says Reasons.