We really work side by side clients to achieve great impact.
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Bain is really different from other consulting firms. I'm particularly drawn to our emphasis on results and culture. We really work side by side clients to achieve great impact. We do this in an extremely nurturing and challenging environment.
I'm passionate about both the intellectual side and the people side of the business. I enjoy developing industry points of view and cracking tough cases side by side my clients. I also enjoy developing our people.
Outside of Bain, I have a passion for the Real Estate business and actively invest in the development of single family solutions in Houston, TX.
My favorite case
Over my ten years as a consultant I have been part of many high impact cases across the oil & gas value chain. From upstream development all the way down to retail stations, and including equipment manufacturers, refining, supply, and trading. I have worked with major oil companies, independents, and national oil companies in five continents.
Two recent cases that I have worked on are:
- Growth strategy for equipment manufacturer; looking into ways to strengthen their core and expand into adjacencies. We identified opportunities to more than double the size of the company in the next 3 to 5 years.
- Transformation of the upstream division of a major O&G company; supporting the move to a more functional model to better leverage scale and drive continuous improvement
My personal results story
I still remember my first client development opportunity at Bain. We got an RFP from a client and I was busy at work trying to see how to satisfy the requirements. That only lasted for a couple of hours though. When I sat down with the partner leading the effort, the first thing he asked me was "would this really add value to the client and, if so, are we the right partners for it". It was a great lesson on always staying focused to adding value, and one that I have taken to heart.
A final thought
Many people ask me "what is different about Bain?" The answer is fairly simple, we're maniacal about results, we tell it like it is, and we really care about people. It sounds fairly simple, but we are the only ones able to pull it off.