Alvarez & Marsal partner Russell Kellner joins BCG

17 September 2014 1 min. read

The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has appointed Russell Kellner as a partner in its Boston office. Kellner joins from Alvarez & Marsal, where he spent the past two years as a Managing Director.

Russell Kellner has more than 15 years of experience in the consulting industry. After graduating from his studies (BSc. in Chemical Engineering from Cornell University), he started his career in 1997 at First Manhattan Consulting Group, a mid-size New York based consulting firm specialising in financial services. Two years later he decided to co-found Novantas, a boutique consultancy focusing on providing customer-centric business strategies to financial services companies.

Russell Kellner - BCG

After obtaining an MBA in Financial Management from MIT Sloan School of Management, Kellner joined Bain & Company in August 2004, where he spent 8 years, most recently as a Principal and key member of their Private Equity and Financial Services practices. In his latest role, Kellner served as Managing Director at Alvarez & Marsal, in addition he led their commercial due diligence practice. During his spell with the two consulting firms, Kellner worked on more than 150 strategy engagements and commercial due diligence projects for companies across a wide range of industries, including financial services, retail, food and private equity. Per the 1st of September Kellner has decided to exchange Alvarez & Marsal for counterpart The Boston Consulting Group.

It is the second time in a few months that BCG in the US has poached a partner from a rival consulting firm. Recently the firm also hired Charles Teschner as a partner, a former partner of Booz Allen Hamilton and later on Booz & Company.