The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) announced Monday that Daniel (Danny) Werfel will be joining the firm’s Washington, D.C. office as a director in the Public Sector practice.
“Danny brings an exceptional track record and understanding of the challenges facing government agencies today,” said Sharon Marcil, a BCG senior partner for the Public Sector based in Washington, D.C. “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.”
Werfel will help clients overcome challenges to achieve lasting improvements in organizational and operational effectiveness and efficiency, according to BCG.Werfel joins BCG from the Internal Revenue Service where President Barack Obama and Secretary of the Treasury Jack Lew personally selected him 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 challenges and tasks including the appointment of the IRS’ first chief risk officer, the deployment of an agency-wide risk management program and the execution of steps to restore public trust.
“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.”
Prior to the IRS, Werfel spent 16 years with the U.S. Office of Management and Budget, 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. Later, he assumed the responsibilities of the deputy director for management at OMB, where he was responsible for leading management initiatives across government in areas including information technology, procurement, performance management and personnel policy.
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 Government Computer News named him “Government IT Executive of the Year,” and Federal Computer Week named him to its “Federal 100” list.
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