Ilesh J.

Ilesh J.

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BCG Consultant | Kellogg MBA + MS in Design Innovation (MMM)

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Studied at Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)

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Worked at Boston Consulting Group

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Ilesh’s Management Consulting Qualifications

Experience level: Consultant

10+ people coached for Management Consulting

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Welcome to my profile! I am a consultant at Boston Consulting Group (BCG) with a strong background in strategy and a focus on marketing, sales, and pricing. During my time at BCG, I worked on a wide range of projects across various industries, including travel/tourism, logistics, industrial goods, sustainability, and CPG. I have a deep understanding of the consulting industry and have helped clients develop operational improvements, pricing strategies, contract negotiation strategies, and new product development plans. I have also supported undergraduate and graduate recruiting for BCG and understand the difference between 'good' and 'great' in the hiring process. With my experience and expertise, I can guide you through the challenging case interview process and navigating the endless number of coffee chats, and eventually help you excel in your management consulting career. Let's connect and discuss how I can support you in achieving your goals!

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About Ilesh

Hey there! I'm Ilesh, and I'm currently in Northwestern's MMM Program, an innovative dual-degree experience combining an MBA with an MS in Design Innovation. This unique program weaves a rigorous business education with a deep dive into design innovation, equipping students to tackle today's challenges creatively. Before Northwestern, I worked as a strategy consultant at Boston Consulting Group, focusing on a wide variety of industry and functional practice areas, including: 'Marketing, Sales, & Pricing', Travel/Tourism, Logistics, Industrial Goods, Sustainability, and CPG. My projects ranged from driving operational excellence for a parcel company to designing the loyalty program for a cruise-line to creating a new sustainability product to help with fleet decarbonization. I plan to return to BCG after Northwestern with a long-term goal of working in sports business strategy. I like to say that the theme in my background is that there is no common theme - I've found most joy in finding [seemingly random] interdisciplinary connections. This approach has not only enriched my professional journey but also allowed me to guide others in weaving their own unique narratives. If you're eager to carve out your own story, explore unconventional academic avenues, or pursue a career in consulting, I'm here to support you. My coaching philosophy is rooted in honesty—striking a balance between praise and constructive feedback, always paired with actionable strategies for growth and improvement.

Why do I coach?

I coach because, honestly, I wouldn’t be where I am today without a bunch of people who took the time to help me out. My path’s been all over the place – from varied academic experiences to aiming for a longer-term career that’s a bit off the beaten track (sports management!). And to get through all that? I had guidance that made a huge difference. Now, I just want to be that person for someone else, helping them navigate their own twists and turns.

Work Experience

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Consultant

Boston Consulting Group

January 2021 - June 2023

(On temporary leave - attending business school) Project Experience: • Operational improvements and pricing modifications for parcel logistics company • Property experience evolution for select properties for casino/resort organization • Contract negotiation strategy for PE-backed O&G helicopter services • Currency/Points design for new loyalty program introduced by global cruise conglomerate • New product development for fleet decarbonization for tire/fleet organization • 5-year strategy for major U.S. beverage bottling company

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Summer Analyst (Advisory Services)

McChrystal Group

June 2019 - August 2019

• Executed strategic alignment and operating model design workstreams in IT division of $56B healthcare client • Recommended and presented shift in internal sales strategy for McChrystal Group by analyzing 42 previous client engagements • Delivered leadership training modules to facilitate behavior development and team effectiveness for 3 clients • Co-managed engagement with coaches from a NCAA D1 football program by organizing logistics, designing presentations, and leading leadership training modules McChrystal Group is a global advisory services firm composed of a diverse mix of professionals from the military, academic, business, and intelligence sectors who specialize in transforming stagnant and siloed organizations into cohesive, adaptable “teams of teams.”

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S&OP Intern

Georgia-Pacific

January 2018 - August 2018

(Gypsum Division) • Reduced one-time safety stock inventory costs by $1.5M and annual changeover cost by $200K without impacting overall service levels • Directed inventory during new warehouse transition period • Managed inventory replenishment for 11 distribution centers and 8 plants through Excel and LISA Technologies ERP System • Developed forecast accuracy KPI to measure production volatility and reduce overall inventory • Redefined inventory targets for AspenTech optimization software through SQL queries

Education

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Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)

Master of Business Administration - MBA

2023 - 2025

Student of the Northwestern MMM dual-degree program

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Kellogg School of Management (Northwestern)

Master of Science - MS, Design Innovation

2023 - 2025

Student of the Northwestern MMM dual-degree program

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Georgia Institute of Technology

Bachelor's Degree, Industrial Engineering

2016 - 2020

Admissions Committee Experience

Recipient of full-ride merit-based scholarship given to one of 40 incoming students (President's Scholarship)

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