Jim Hemerling

Managing Director & Senior Partner, BCG San Francisco

Jim Hemerling is a senior partner and managing director at Boston Consulting Group as well as a BCG fellow with a focus on transforming organizations to deliver and sustain breakthrough performance. He is a leader in BCG’s People & Organization and Transformation practices, as well as the firm's behavior and culture topic. With over 30 years of experience as a senior advisor, he has widespread experience leading large scale transformation programs and cultivating high performing cultures to bring holistic, sustainable performance to organizations. Hemerling's approach to transformation—putting people first—focuses on energizing and empowering employees while enabling leaders to be both directive and inclusive. His experience includes working with clients around the world in technology, consumer, financial, and manufacturing industries. Hemerling has co-authored numerous publications on transformation, organization effectiveness, and culture including BCG's newest book: 'BEYOND GREAT: Nine Strategies for Thriving in an Era of Social Tension, Economic Nationalism, and Technological Revolution'. He also co-authored TRANSFORMATION: Delivering and Sustaining Breakthrough Performance and Globality: Competing with Everyone from Everywhere for Everything, which was chosen by The Economist as a Best Books of the Year in 2008. In 2013, he presented a TED talk, “Five Ways to Lead in an Era of Constant Change”, about the five imperatives for turning a company-wide reorganization into an empowering and energizing task for all involved. His work has been featured in Bloomberg, Businessweek, Fortune, Forbes, the Economist, Manager Magazine, and on CNBC. Hemerling holds a BASc and M. Eng degree and an MBA with distinction. He is a member of the board of governors of Opportunity International.