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The Boston Consulting Group

March 24, 2014 06:00 ET

Former IRS Acting Commissioner and OMB Executive Daniel Werfel Joins BCG's Public Sector Practice

Werfel Brings Expertise in Effectively and Efficiently Managing Complex Government Organizations to BCG's Growing Federal Practice

WASHINGTON, DC--(Marketwired - Mar 24, 2014) - The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) announced today that Daniel (Danny) Werfel will be joining the firm's Washington, DC, office as a Director in the Public Sector practice. In this role, he will help clients overcome challenges to achieve lasting improvements in organizational and operational effectiveness and efficiency.

Werfel joins BCG from the Internal Revenue Service (IRS), where he was personally selected by President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew to serve as Acting Commissioner in the wake of the agency's recent organizational crisis. In that role, he oversaw the implementation of the nation's tax system, navigating an array of challenges and tasks, including the appointment of the IRS's first chief risk officer, the deployment of an agency-wide risk management program, and the execution of necessary steps to restore public trust.

"Danny brings an exceptional track record and understanding of the challenges facing government agencies today," said Sharon Marcil, a senior partner who leads BCG's Washington, DC-based Public Sector practice in North America. "His ability to deliver results at the highest levels of complex government organizations and drive tangible improvements in areas of organizational and operational effectiveness will be a great asset for our clients."

Prior to the IRS, Werfel spent 16 years with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget (OMB), where he provided leadership for policy and implementation in all aspects of federal financial management, eventually taking on the role of Federal Controller -- the government's chief financial officer. After that, he assumed the responsibilities of the Deputy Director for Management at OMB, where he was responsible for leading a broad array of management initiatives across government in areas such as information technology, procurement, performance management, and personnel policy.

"This is an exciting time to join BCG," said Werfel. "For more than 50 years, BCG has been at the forefront of providing innovative solutions to help clients improve their performance. BCG can help solve the most critical challenges facing our government by drawing on its decades of commercial experience to bring world-class best practices, coupled with a deep understanding of the unique challenges in the public sector."

Werfel is a fellow at the National Academy of Public Administration and formerly was a member of the IRS Oversight Board, the Government Accountability and Transparency Board, and the Federal Accounting Standards Advisory Board. In 2013 he was named Government Computer News's "Government IT Executive of the Year," as well as being named one of the "Federal 100" by Federal Computer Week.

Werfel joins a BCG federal team that works with governments all over the world, helping them identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their agencies. Its work spans a wide range of functions, including cost reduction and efficiency reviews, service delivery strategies, transformation plans, and risk assessments.

For more information, please visit http://www.bcg.com/expertise_impact/industries/public_sector/.

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