Perry Keenan

Managing Director & Senior Partner


Perry Keenan is a member of the senior leadership teams for the Operations and Organization practice areas at The Boston Consulting Group. He played a crucial role in developing BCG’s change management topic, which he went on to lead for more than a decade.

Perry was a BCG Fellow from 2011 through 2017. During that time, his research focused on changing change management. Statistics show that most major change programs fail, and anecdotal evidence holds that these odds have not improved in the past 20 years, despite the efforts of a growing change management industry.

Perry’s research uncovered factors that materially and systematically improve change management odds—and, in fact, flip them dramatically in favor of success. His approach involves the use of quantitative disciplines supported by a set of practical tactics and tools. Perry aims to foster an ongoing industry dialogue on this approach and the effective baselining of outcomes.

Perry has coauthored several influential Harvard Business Reviewpublications. Prior to joining BCG in 1988, Perry worked as a manufacturing engineer.


  • Key in development of BCG’s change management topic
  • Operational redesign
  • Enterprise program management
  • Change management in digital transformation
  • PMI
  • Strategy development
  • Enablement
  • Executional certainty
  • Project risk management
  • Organization efficiency and delayering


  • Fellow of the Institution of Mechanical Engineers
  • Fellow of the Institution of Engineering and Technology


  • ME, mechanical engineering, University of Auckland
  • Program for Management Development, Harvard Business School
  • BSc, mathematics and biology, University of Auckland