CNAS Board of Advisor
Senior Partner and Managing Director, The Boston Consulting Group
Sharon is a Senior Partner and Managing Director with The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) in their Washington, DC office. Today, Sharon leads BCG's Public Sector practice in the Americas. She is also a member of the Americas Leadership Team and BCG's Global Executive Committee. Sharon joined BCG in 1993 and has held many leadership positions throughout her career with BCG.
In 2007, Sharon was named one of the "Top 25 Most Influential Consultants" and subsequently was named one of fice "Women Leaders in Consulting" by the Consulting Magazine.
Across two decades, Sharon has led a variety of transformation efforts at the world's largest companies – including orchestrating the largest merger in the consumer products sector across the past several years, and leading the multiyear cost and productivity transformation of one of the world's largest beauty companies. She has also been a pioneer in bringing corporate best practice to the federal sector – leading reorganization and strategy efforts at the Departments of Treasury, Education, and Fannie Mae.
Sharon has worked extensively with private and public sector clients, covering a broad range of industries and topics. Key issues Sharon works on include:
- Enterprise strategy and structure
- Large scale transformation
- Organization design
- Leadership and team effectiveness
- Human capital strategy and processes
- Delayering and cost optimization
- Shared services and IT effectiveness
Prior to joining BCG, Sharon worked for Goldman Sachs & Co. in Mergers and Acquisitions. She earned her MBA from Harvard, where she graduated with distinction. She earned her BA in Economics, magna cum laude, with high honors in her major, from Duke University.
Sharon also serves on 3 non-profit boards including the Board of Women for Women International, The Washington Tennis Center Educational Foundation and The Duke University Annual Fund.
Sharon and her husband, Tom Monahan, have 2 teenage daughters, Caroline and Elizabeth.