Peter Tollman is a Boston-based senior partner and managing director at The Boston Consulting Group, which he joined in 1989. He leads BCG's People and Organization Practice in North America. Prior leadership roles have included global leadership of BCG's Biopharmaceutical's Sector and its R&D Topic. He holds a PhD in Engineering from the University of Cape Town, South Africa, and an MBA with distinction from Columbia Business School.
As one of BCG's most experienced client-service partners, Peter has helped many of the world's leading corporations improve the competitiveness and performance of their organizations. His work has spanned the globe and involved a wide range of engagements including: organization restructurings, governance redesigns, culture change, workforce engagement, shareholder value and growth-enhancement initiatives, improvements to operational effectiveness and key processes, post-merger integrations, enterprise-wide transformations, and coaching CEOs and other senior leaders through leadership transitions. He has helped clients gain insight from and successfully apply the Simple Rules across many of these efforts.
Peter is an invited speaker at many company and industry conferences and has authored a number of works including, Debunking the Myths of the First 100 Days: The Right Way and the Wrong Way for New CEOs to Approach Their Role; Creating People Advantage: Mastering HR Challenges in a Two-Speed World; Can R&D be Fixed? Lessons from Biopharma Outliers; Does Size Matter in R&D Productivity? If Not, What Does?; and Cascading Change.
In addition to his BCG work, Peter was a founding managing director of MPM Capital, a healthcare investment company. He sits on the Board of Governors of the Jerusalem Academy of Music and Dance at the Hebrew University and is a trustee of Walnut Hill School for the Arts. Peter lives in the Boston area with his wife, Linda Kaplan, MD, and their two college-age daughters, Jessica and Sarah.