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Wesley Herche

Wesley Herche

Strategy Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group (BGC)

The Boston Consulting Group
Castro Street Suite 150
Mountain View, CA


  • Senior Sustainability Fellow, Julie Ann Wrigley Global Institute of Sustainability
  • Strategy Consultant, The Boston Consulting Group (BGC)


Dr. Wesley Herche is a management and strategy consultant at The Boston Consulting Group (BCG).  He joined BCG’s Bay Area offices (San Francisco and Silicon Valley) in 2019.  He has worked for clients in various industries including energy, renewables, sustainability, technology, industrial goods, and other areas.  BCG is a global management consulting firm and the world’s leading advisor on business strategy. With over 90 offices in 50 countries, BCG partners with clients from the private, public, and not-for-profit sectors in all regions to identify their highest-value opportunities, address their most critical challenges, and transform their enterprises.

Before joining BCG, Dr. Herche was the Associate Director of Research with the Global Security Initiative (GSI) at Arizona State University (ASU).  As part of the leadership team at GSI, Dr. Herche helped grow GSI in its first three years from a new initiative to one of the largest institute-level activities at ASU.  He led numerous efforts at GSI involving the strategic development of interdisciplinary research teams.  Previous to his time at ASU, Dr. Herche spent most of his career in the US Defense and Intelligence Community including the National Geospatial-Intelligence Agency (NGA). Within the NGA, Dr. Herche worked as a Senior Intelligence Officer, serving in leadership positions within the US, a deployment to Iraq as Senior Data Manager, and National Agency Representative roles while living and working in the UK and Japan. 

Dr. Herche earned his PhD in Sustainability at the School of Sustainability at Arizona State University with a dissertation focusing on policy, geospatial, and market factors in the global renewable energy market.  He also holds a bachelor’s degree in Geography from Southern Illinois University, and an MBA from the Thunderbird School of Global Management with a focus in international strategy.

Spoken Languages:
French (elementary)


  • PhD, Sustainability, Arizona State University, 2017
  • Chancellor's Certificate, Web Scripting and Interactivity, University of Missouri-St. Louis, 2012
  • MBA, Global Strategy, Thunderbird School of Global Management, 2012
  • BS, Geography, Southern Illinois University-Edwardsville, 2004


External Links

Journal Articles


Herche, W. 2017. Solar energy strategies in the U.S. utility market. Renewable and Sustainable Energy Reviews 77(Sep):590-595. DOI: 10.1016/j.rser.2017.04.028. (link )

Macintyre, C. R., . , M. Scotch, D. J. Heslop, A. B. Gumel, G. Poste, . , W. Herche, K. Steinhofel, S. Lim and A. Broom. 2017. Converging and emerging threats to health security. Environmental Systems and Decisions DOI: 10.1007/s10669-017-9667-0. (link )

Macintyre, C. R., G. Williams, W. Herche, L. Vigano, D. J. Heslop and T. Engells. 2017. Converging security threats in a changing world. Asia Pacific Security Magazine (03 July 2017):. (link )


Shutters, S. T., W. Herche and E. King. 2016. Anticipatory megacity responses to shocks: Using urban integration and connectedness to assess resilience. Small Wars Journal 12(2):. (link )

Thesis (PhD)


Herche, W. 2017. Policy, Geospatial, and Market Factors in Solar Energy: A Gestalt Approach. PhD Dissertation. Arizona State University. (link )

Civilian Service Recognition Award, US Forces, Japan, 2014

Civilian Service Recognition Award, US Coast Guard Far East Activities, 2013

Semifinalist Hult Prize Global Challenge/Clinton Global Initiative, Sustainable Solutions to Global Energy Policy, 2012

Global War on Terror Civilian Service Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2010

Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2010

Joint Civilian Service Commendation Award, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2009

Global War on Terror Civilian Service Medal, Operation Iraqi Freedom, 2009

Distinguished Senior Geospatial Intelligence Analyst, US Transportation Command, 2009