BCG hires former Bain advisors John Perkins and Christy Carter

08 December 2016 3 min. read

The Boston Consulting Group has hired John Perkins and Christy Carter, who join as Partner and Managing Director within its Principal Investors & Private Equity (PIPE) practice. The alumni of rival Bain & Company are tasked with supporting clients with due diligence and post-close transformation across sectors and asset classes, working from Los Angeles and New York respectively.

Prior to joining The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), John Perkins worked as a Managing Director at financial advisory Houlihan Lokey for a year. Previously, he worked at rival Bain & Company for more than 19 years, in his most recent role as a Partner, joining as a Director in 1995. During his time at the consulting firm he held a number of senior roles, including head of the firm’s North America debt practice and its Los Angeles private equity practice, as well as heading up its Health Care and Industrial Goods practices.

Earlier in his career Perkins worked at Wellpoint Health Networks and Blue Cross of California as a Director of Corporate Development for a year, as a Consultant at Vivra Corporation for a year, at San Francisco Boat Works and The Ramp restaurant as a General Manager for a year, and at Bain & Company, where he started his career in 1986.

Perkins holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Whitworth University and a Master of Arts in International Policy from Stanford University. He is a Trustee and member of the Board of Directors of Echo Parenting and Education.

John Perkins and Christy Carter

Prior to joining BCG, Christy Carter worked at private equity firm CCMP Capital as a Principal for five years, focused on evaluating, acquiring and overseeing high-growth companies, and their subsequent growth acceleration potential, in the consumer, retail, and business service sectors. Previously, she worked at Bain & Company for seven years, most recently as a Principal. She started her career at Deloitte Consulting as a Consultant in 1999.

Carter holds a Bachelor of Science in Chemical Engineering from Georgia Institute of Technology and a Master of Business Administration in Finance and Marketing from the University of Pennsylvania - The Wharton School.

Principal Investors & Private Equity (PIPE) practice

The new hires join BCG as Partners and Managing Directors in the firm’s Principal Investors & Private Equity (PIPE) practice – launched last year. The additions add more than 30 years of financial advisory experience to the practice, with the market for both PE and M&A activity expected to remain hot into the coming year on the back of strong fundamentals. The new partners are tasked with advising global investment firm clients on due diligence and post-close transformation across sectors and asset classes. Perkins is based in the West Coast city of Los Angeles, and Carter the East Coast city of New York.

Tawfik Hammoud, the Global Leader of the PIPE practice, says, “John and Christy – with their track records in advising senior business leaders, coupled with their deep industry knowledge – are terrific additions not only to our PIPE practice but also to BCG as a whole.”

Perkins’ remarks, “It is my singular privilege to contribute to serving clients of the fast-growing PIPE practice, and it is my pleasure to be doing so in the company of many dedicated and collaborative colleagues. I am thrilled to join BCG and am looking forward to lending my experience and expertise to a suite of world-class clients.”