I never would have guessed I could be partner at a firm like Bain - but I never could have done it without all the people at Bain who helped me along the way.
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I felt Bain was differentiated vs. other firms based on the results we co-create with our clients - but the main reason I joined was the people I met throughout the recruiting process.
I am passionate about helping shape the future of Bain through our MBA recruiting efforts. I currently lead Kellogg recruiting for Bain globally - and I enjoy sharing my experiences and perspectives with Kellogg students to help them make their post-MBA career choices. I also care a great deal about my family (wife and two young boys). I feel Bain has given me a great opportunity to develop professionally while allowing me to be the type of husband/father I want to be.
My favorite case
We worked with a small glass manufacturing company that had experienced declining sales and profits, and a 50% decrease in stock price over the past 18 months. We worked side by side with them to develop a new portfolio strategy (what businesses to exit, other to double down their investment). They are doing great now - with stock up 3x over the last 5 years. The Founder of the Company was very thankful for our help saying "this is the best strategy work I have seen in 40yrs at this company - and our path to future success in very clear".
My personal results story
I was not sure how successful I could be in strategy consulting coming from a career in the military (six years in the Air Force). But I am amazed at the number of people at Bain who took a personal interest in my development and mentored me throughout my career.
A final thought
Getting your MBA opens so many doors in terms of career possibilities -- but I can't imagine where I would be had I not decided to join Bain after Kellogg. I have learned a great deal more than I ever imagined, worked with great clients to achieve great results at their companies, and had a great time along the way. In short it has truly been a GREAT experience .