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Chris

Principal, Toronto

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Education

Queen's University
BSc, Chemical Engineering
  • Joined Bain as
  • MBA

The people at Bain from top to bottom are committed to making this an excellent place to work. This manifests on both external and internal ways.

Why Bain?

Bain is an incredible environment in which to work.  The people at Bain from top to bottom are committed to making this an excellent place to work.  This manifests on both external and internal ways.  Bain offers a wide variety of professional opportunities - working in Private Equity, working on multiple client issues (strategy, costs, operations improvement, organizational strategy, etc.  And internally, we have a concerted effort to seek feedback and improve all aspects of the team experience.  There are good reasons why we've been the top consulting firm to work for 9x in a row!

My passion

My passion is definitely healthy living.  I try to incorporate this into my Bain career in multiple ways.  For example, my teams know that I try to find new and interesting places to run on every new case.  And somehow I end up with unusual stories to share - running with a red fox on Long Island, confronting a small herd of deer in Little Rock, being paced by a buck (with a full rack.that'll make you run faster!)  in suburban Pittsburgh.

My favorite case

Recently, we worked for a large institutional investor who was impacted heavily from the recent market turmoil.  Not only did the client need help dimensionalizing their challenge, but they faced inordinate public scrutiny of their results and plans to address them.  Working with 15 senior executives, we helped change their initial hypothesis of the issue (no small task) and gained consensus around potential solutions for the true challenges they faced.

My personal results story

The Private Equity Group at Bain is an important part of our business.  Our approach to serving clients builds heavily off our deep passion for results and a data-based approach to solving complex problems.  It is a different but complementary skill set than the one we develop serving corporate clients.  We expanded our Private Equity Group to the Toronto office under my leadership locally and over the course of 2+ years have built a strong capability and deep client relationships in the industry. 

A final thought

Bain is an excellent experience.  As you consider applying, think about what you seek from your career choice.  If it includes continuous, diverse challenges, and you are committed to participating in and contributing to a truly unique, high quality environment, please consider applying and joining our team!

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