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Kristen Oats

Associate Director


Kristen Oats is an Associate Director in BRG’s Corporate Finance practice and is based in Boston. She has worked in the financial planning and analysis (FP&A) and front-office transformation space for nearly a decade. Ms. Oats has worked on a variety of event readiness and optimization projects. Her perspectives regarding the impact of back-office functions such as budgeting, forecasting, variance analysis on the front-office team, and performance management bridges analytical facts and the realities of managing change in large-scale organizations. She has led global design and deployment of finance organizational models while managing to the pace of a global enterprise resource planning (ERP) integration plan, where technology and process alignment is critical.

Before joining BRG, Ms. Oats was a director at a global advisory firm, where she led process improvement and finance transformation projects across industries including hospitality, pharmaceutical, and retail. She completed the GE Financial Management Program at GE Capital and then managed the income statement for a $5 billion GE oil and gas business, focusing on selling, general, and administrative expenses (SG&A) and cost-out optimization. She obtained her Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certification at GE while implementing and managing global cross-functional projects across the organization.


The College of the Holy Cross
BA, Chemistry, 2008

Employment History

FTI Consulting
2014 - 2016

GE Oil & Gas
Finance Black Belt
2013 - 2014
FP&A analyst
2011 - 2013

GE Capital
Financial Management Program
2009 - 2011


Professional Affiliations

Lean Six Sigma Black Belt

Areas of Expertise