Karalee Close

Partner and Managing Director, Boston Consulting Group

Karalee Close is the global topic leader for health care technology at The Boston Consulting Group and leads the firm’s Technology Advantage practice in Western Europe and South America. She concentrates on the biopharmaceutical sector and the field of digital health.

Karalee has deep experience in technology-enabled strategy, organization, governance, and portfolio management. She has played a leading role in BCG’s efforts in cloud computing as well as in BCG’s investment in the Innovation Value Institute, which defines leading frameworks for managing IT for business value.

Before joining BCG in 2000, Karalee held senior management positions in corporate planning and information systems in hospitals. She also worked across specific sectors of government and public health.

Along with her many writings for the firm and her popular TED@BCG talk, Karalee has worked on many projects across topics that include technology strategy in health care; IT transformation and capability improvement in health care, media, and other industries; and postmerger integration, organization, and change management.