Carl founded Carl W. Stern Associates LLC on his retirement from Goldman Sachs, where he served as vice chairman of the Investment Banking Division.
Carl spent 37 years with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG), a global management consulting firm widely recognized as the pioneer in the field of corporate strategy. He served as president and CEO of BCG for six years and chairman for the ensuing eight.
Carl assists a number of global companies –consumer, industrial and financial – in developing competitive strategies and shaping their corporate portfolios. He spends a quarter of each year in Asia. Carl has published several articles in BCG’s widely read Perspectives series and is co-author of BCG on Strategy.
Along with serving on the boards of Motif Investing, ICIC, and the World Food Program U.S.A, Carl is a trustee or member of several organizations including the Chicago Symphony Orchestra, Rush University Medical Center, The Commercial Club of Chicago, The Economic Club of Chicago, and the Chicago Club.
Prior to joining BCG, Carl served in the U.S. Navy as a lieutenant. He earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and graduated from Harvard, cum laude, with a BA in economics.