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Meet the 500: Erin George of Boston Consulting Group

She went to high school with Kim and Kourtney Kardashian, and she started her career in Australia. Read more about the senior partner and managing director of BCG Dallas.
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Erin George
Erin George, Boston Consulting Group’s Dallas office Illustration by Andrea Chavez

As head of Boston Consulting Group’s Dallas office, Erin George works with clients in luxury retail, restaurants, tourism, and more. One of the world’s Big Three management consulting firms, the Massachusetts-based enterprise has seen a big jump in demand for its services, George says. “Our performance over the last 12 months has been incredible—like nothing I have seen in over 20 years of working in the consulting industry.”

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Get to know more about the consulting leader in this extended version of her Dallas 500 profile.

Education: The University of Texas at Austin (MBA), University of Southern California (BSBA)

First Job:  “I was a summer camp counselor the summer between 7th and 8th grade.”

Biggest Risk: “I moved to Australia when I was 23 years old to work in the Melbourne office of The Monitor Group. It was hard—very hard—and I was so homesick. But I made a lot of new friends, got certified in scuba diving, did some great traveling, and learned a lot about grit and resilience.”

Destination of Choice: “Los Angeles. It’s where I was born and raised, and my parents, sisters, nieces and nephews, and lifelong friends still live there.”

Hobby/Passion: “I got very into jigsaw puzzles during the pandemic, so much so that I joined the White Mountain Puzzle loyalty program. Putting together a puzzle is much like the process of starting a big new client project; at first, everything seems overwhelming and a bit chaotic. But if you break it down into sections, it becomes more manageable. Everything starts to take shape, and you can see where you are headed.”

Local Fare: “My favorite local restaurant is Neighborhood Services on Lovers. I love the food and atmosphere—homey, great music, unpretentious, friendly service. I always start with the Crispy Asparagus and Butcher’s Prime Meatballs.”

Fun Fact: “I went to high school with Kim and Kourtney Kardashian. We were all just normal girls wearing school uniforms back then!”

Second Home: “We have a place in Malakoff on Cedar Creek Lake. We wanted something that we could easily drive to on weekends that felt like a real escape.”

Walkup Song: “I’d choose ‘Eye of the Tiger’ by Survivor. It’s hard not to get in the zone when listening to that song; it evokes an ‘I mean business’ vibe.”

Must-Listen: “I absolutely love Dax Shepard’s podcast, ‘Armchair Expert.’  He interviews the most interesting people across a wide range of topics, and I always feel smarter after listening to each episode.”

Bucket List: “I’d love to one day be the commencement speaker at Marymount High School, the all-girls high school I went to in Los Angeles.”

A Better Dallas: “I would love to see more local hiking trails. This is one thing I miss about Los Angeles; it was a short drive to great hiking locations in the Santa Monica Mountains.”

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