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Keith Bevans, partner and global head of consultant recruiting at Bain & Company, dives deeper into the stories of some extraordinary Bain people, from their perspectives. You can read their business bios online, but those barely scratch the surface of who they are and the important work they are doing. If you would like to comment or give feedback on this series, please email our inbox at [email protected].
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An Engineer’s Path to Bain

Arpan Sheth is Bain’s Global Capability Leader of our digital delivery platform, Vector. Throughout his time at Bain, Arpan has combined his engineering and business expertise to help build and grow our practices in India, lead our Innovation and Design capability, and support mergers and acquisitions of digital capabilities. In this encore episode, listen to Arpan share his journey to Bain, how he expanded our practices in APAC, and give insight into Vector, our digital delivery platform. Since this episode’s original release in November 2022, we have 1,500+ diverse in-house members part of Vector and its family of capabilities in our Innovation and Design, Enterprise Technology, and Advanced Analytics practices. In addition to our acquisition of Vertical mentioned in this episode, Bain has had many more acquisitions that are enhancing our machine learning and artificial intelligence capabilities across the globe. Learn more at bain.com/vector-digital
5/31/202433 minutes, 8 seconds
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Our People-First Priorities for the Upcoming Years

Kara Gruver, our Chief Talent Officer, has spent 35 years at the firm leading in various roles including Head of Americas Consumer Products practice, Bain Boston’s Office Head, and Chief Transformation Officer. Now as our CTO, hear how she’s focused on our people-first priorities, including building our effective teams, developing talent, maintaining a consistent Bain experience for all employees, and more.
5/10/202434 minutes, 14 seconds
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A Bainie Never Lets Another Bainie Fail

Ignacio Otero and Antonio Martinez Leal, Bain's current and former Managing Partners of our Iberia offices, have been supporting each other throughout their careers personally and professionally. As we conclude our Operating Principles series, join us as these leaders share how the principle, "A Bainie Never Lets Another Bainie Fail," has shown up for them during their years at the firm.
5/3/202424 minutes
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Why We Always Do the Right Thing

Ivan Hindshaw, our Americas Regional Managing Partner, has been living our Operating Principle “Guided by True North” throughout his extensive Bain career and personal life for decades. Sharing experiences of how his career has made him have to have tough conversations in order to do the right thing, Ivan joins us as we continue our Operating Principles series and breaks down what “Guided by True North” means for our clients, people and communities.
4/12/202427 minutes, 52 seconds
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Why We Stand on Practical Decision Making

Connie Kwok, an Expert Partner in our Singapore office, was taught practicality early on and made career decisions based on this approach. After studying at Oxford and the London School of Economics, she joined Bain as an associate consultant in 2004. She’d later gain experience outside of the firm working with world-renowned restauranteur, Alan Yau, and Amazon before returning to Bain to lead in our Retail practice. Embodying our Operating Principle, “Practical and at Cause,” Connie joins us to share how she’s applied this principle throughout her career.
3/29/202426 minutes, 58 seconds
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What We Really Mean by Diverse Teams, One Bain

Melissa Artabane, Executive Vice President of Global Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion, is passionate about ensuring Bain is a place where everyone feels accepted and can be themselves. Based in our Boston office, Melissa joins us to talk about our Operating Principle, “Diverse Teams, One Bain,” and shares how her unique childhood sparked a personal interest in DEI, leading her to champion Bain’s focus on diverse teams.
3/15/202434 minutes, 18 seconds
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Bain’s Worldwide Managing Partner Talks Passion for Results

Manny Maceda, Bain’s Worldwide Managing Partner, joins us to kick off a 5-part series on our Operating Principles. Like other episodes, you’ll hear Manny’s career journey, but you’ll also hear why these core principles produce our outstanding results, empower our teams, and make us a great place to work from the voice of our global leader. Join us as we define our Operating Principles, and hear why Manny believes the principle “Passion for Results” is rooted in the success of the firm and our clients.
3/1/202432 minutes, 29 seconds
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How Belonging, Support, and Trust Impacts Our Careers

Easton Dickson, our Global Treasurer and co-chair of Americas Black at Bain, is dedicated to the financial health of the firm and creating a supportive environment for his colleagues. Join us as Easton shares his journey from Jamaica to leading in Bain Boston, a path he attributes to wisdom from his loved ones, taking on challenges, and his affinity to ensuring members at Bain have a sense of belonging, support, and trust.   Learn more about our affinity groups at Bain.com/careers.
2/9/202433 minutes, 17 seconds
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Why Bain is Consistently Ranked Best Place to Work

Join Keith Bevans and Daniel Yellin for our 2023 Year-in-Review episode as they reflect on why Bain is widely recognized as a best place to work. They’ll review standout topics covered last year including our unparalleled opportunities for knowledge experts, our strong culture, and how we support Bainies beyond the firm. Looking ahead, Keith shares what’s in store for Beyond the Bio this year including new episodes on our Operating Principles and a new season of Whiteboard Innovators. We’re happy to share that Bain has ranked #1 in the US and UK on Glassdoor’s Best Place to Work 2024 lists. We’ve consistently been recognized as the top consulting firm in the US and are the only company to be ranked #1 six times since its inception in 2009. This is also our second consecutive year as the top ranked company in the UK. Being named one of the Best Places to Work is an honor we don’t take lightly. You can learn more about this ranking and this episode by following this link: https://www.bain.com/insights/btb-best-place-to-work/
1/12/202422 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Bain Approaches Recruitment and Retention

Keith Bevans, a partner in our Chicago office, EVP of Global Consultant Recruiting, and the host of Beyond the Bio, is shifting interview seats and finally sharing his journey to Bain. Join us as he talks about how his exposure to electronics at a young age led to a career of following passions, embracing unexpected opportunities, transforming Bain recruiting, and the importance of taking a well-deserved break. If you'd like to keep up with Keith during his time away from Bain, be sure to follow his travels on KBevPhoto.com and @KBevPhoto on Instagram. Be sure to also subscribe and listen to his new podcast, My Home is Special.
12/22/202334 minutes, 36 seconds
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How Global Social Impact Shaped this Partner’s Bain Career

On September 27, 2023, we sat down with Anne-Laure Malauzat, a partner in our Dubai office, to hear the story you won't find in her bio. Interested in social impact work, she was inspired by a Bain consultant to join the Dubai office while at Georgetown. In addition to her client work, Anne serves as the Chief DEI Officer for the Middle East focusing on gender equity in the GCC, and has recently released a report, "Advancing Gender Equity in the Middle East Workforce." Learn about Anne’s journey and gain insights into how her worldview supports our work and DEI efforts.
12/8/202332 minutes, 1 second
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How Bain’s Venture Fund is Investing in Alumni Businesses

Miles Cook, a partner in our Atlanta office, has had many leadership roles since joining in 1986 including helping establish and later becoming head of the Atlanta office. In addition to serving our clients, he sits as Chairman of the Investment Committee for Bain’s Future Back Ventures, our alumni venture fund that offers financial and non-financial support to Bainies who’ve started businesses. Listen as Miles shares his remarkable Bain journey spanning from the late 80s to the present and how the firm is supporting our alumni community through Future Back Ventures.
12/1/202333 minutes, 40 seconds
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Support Doesn’t Stop When Bainies Leave the Firm

Jen Andrasko served as a U.S. Naval pilot for almost a decade before embarking on her Bain journey. Joining as a consultant in our Atlanta office after earning her MBA from Darden, Jen would later leave the firm to lead the University of Virginia’s Alumni Association before returning to Bain to lead our Advisor Network and Global Alumni Network. Hear Jen’s captivating career story and learn why Jen and Bain are passionate about community and staying connected with our alumni.
11/10/202332 minutes, 59 seconds
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(Encore) Exceptional Leaders Don’t All Fall From the Same Tree

Sharad Apte, a partner in our Bangkok office, chairman of Bain Thailand, and APAC regional recruiting lead, started in the consulting industry as a receptionist and followed his passion to where he is today. In this re-released episode, he discusses the benefits of his non-business background, building his own Bain, and the big role Bain’s True North value system has played in both his personal and professional life.
10/13/202328 minutes, 4 seconds
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(Encore) Not Settling Down: Finding Non-Linear Opportunities for Growth

Hernan Saenz, a partner in our Dallas office and founder of our Familia at Bain affinity group, is an advocate for taking the non-linear path and pursuing opportunities that will help you grow and give you energy. In celebration of Hispanic Heritage Month, this re-released episode shares not only Hernan’s journey to Bain, but how the firm supports professionals with Hispanic, Latino/a/x, Chicano/a or Latin American heritage or interests. Hear Hernan’s story and learn more about our Familia at Bain affinity group.   Interested in learning about Familia and our other affinity groups at Bain? Be sure to learn more on our website: https://www.bain.com/careers/life-at-bain/affinity-groups/
9/22/202335 minutes, 19 seconds
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Bain’s Top Priorities in Digital Transformation and Innovation

Ramesh Razdan, Bain's Global Chief Technology and Information Officer, had an extensive career leading roles in technology before joining Bain in 2019 to shape and transform our technological capabilities. In this episode of Beyond the Bio, Ramesh shares his insights on our remarkable growth in digital transformation, our top priorities in innovation, and how we ensure every member at Bain has the necessary tech support to scale business operations.
9/8/202330 minutes, 41 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Bain’s Priorities in the Asia-Pacific Region

Satish Shankar, our Asia-Pacific Regional Managing Partner, pursued a chemical engineering career before transitioning to business and earning his MBA. After initially hiring a Bain team while working at an airline in Indonesia, he was invited to join the firm where he would later become Southeast Asia’s managing partner. Satish now leads our business in the Asia-Pacific region where he focuses on our top priorities for this region. Listen to Satish’s journey to the firm and learn Bain’s target business priorities in APAC.
8/25/202329 minutes, 31 seconds
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How Empathetic Problem Solving Impacts Bainies Across the Globe

Betsy Peretti, an expert partner in our San Francisco office and one of the founders of our Innovation and Design capability, developed a passion for business at an early age thanks to watching her father run a casino hotel. Her journey has taken her to Bain and beyond before boomeranging back to the firm. Two months after returning to Bain, her life took an unexpected turn when she suffered a traumatic brain injury that caused her executive function skills to severely suffer. Betsy shares how Bain was incredibly supportive throughout her recovery and allowed her to return to work when ready. Listen to Betsy’s inspiring story and hear how she uses profound empathy in problem-solving to not only impact the firm, but Bainies worldwide.
8/11/202327 minutes, 40 seconds
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Why Bain is Dedicated to Servant Leadership

Mike Garstka, a partner in our London office and former managing partner of our UK and Ireland offices, is passionate about apprenticeship and being a servant leader. From serving six years in the Air Force to globetrotting throughout his career at Bain, Mike advocates for training the next generation of leaders to help keep Bain thriving. Listen to Mike’s journey to Bain, why servant leadership is so important to him, and how these opportunities support our firm.
7/28/202337 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Workers Can Benefit from Automation

Onyinye Ibeneche Avbovbo, a partner in our Boston office, focuses her work on how our clients can leverage automation while keeping workers at the center of the workforce. Onyinye joins us to share how her experiences prior to Bain, as an engineer and running her father's chicken farm in Nigeria, led her to the firm and make her a better consultant who thinks about prioritizing people and communities.
7/17/202327 minutes, 27 seconds
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Whiteboard Innovators: Ron Kermisch and Dunigan O’Keeffe Talk Next Generation of Innovators

Join Bain innovation experts Dunigan O’Keeffe and Ron Kermisch to learn about Bain’s overall innovation strategy, Next℠ - our team of business-building experts, and Founder’s Studio - our internal incubator. As part of our special edition series, discover the important role innovation has at the firm and how it leads to added value for our clients.
6/13/202320 minutes, 7 seconds
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Whiteboard Innovators: Tamara Lewis’ Path from Bain Boston to Building the Seattle Office

Tamara Lewis, a partner in our Seattle office, spent 10 years in our Boston office before heading to Seattle to become one of the office’s founding partners in 2018. As part of our special edition series, Tamara discusses how Bain approaches entering new markets, innovation in Seattle during the early days of the firm's presence in the city, and her experience as an intrapreneur building Bain's Seattle office.
6/9/202315 minutes, 27 seconds
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Whiteboard Innovators: Kent Bennett’s Journey from Hollywood Screenwriter to Venture Capitalist

Kent Bennett, Bain alum and a partner at Bessemer Ventures, joins us for a special edition episode to take us through his journey of being a Bain associate consultant to a Hollywood screenwriter before diving into the world of startup investing. Hear how Kent has used the Bain toolkit throughout his career and how it has proven invaluable to him in the world of venture capital.  
6/6/202319 minutes, 21 seconds
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Whiteboard Innovators: Sarah Dey Burton’s Route from Intrapreneur to Innovation Expert

Sarah Dey Burton is the co-founder of Bain's Innovation and Design (I&D) Practice and credits much of her success to the importance of listening to the people we serve. In this special edition episode, discover how Sarah and her co-founders transformed I&D from a startup into an integral part of our client offerings at Bain. Gain insights into the dynamic world of I&D's interdisciplinary teams, and learn how a multiplicity of perspectives can create truly disruptive client results.    
5/26/202317 minutes, 53 seconds
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Whiteboard Innovators: Patrick Obeid’s Journey from Bain Consultant to an ESG CEO

Patrick Obeid, founder of ESG Flo, is building something big. As the first graduate of Founder’s Studio, Bain’s internal incubator program, Patrick is combining his decade-long consulting experience with an audacious goal – revolutionizing how companies perceive and optimize energy consumption. In this special edition episode, hear how Patrick went from Bain consultant to startup CEO.
5/23/202321 minutes, 35 seconds
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Whiteboard Innovators: Katlyn Gao’s Path from Bain to Sports Entrepreneur

Katlyn Gao, a Bain alum and CEO of League One Volleyball (LOVB), a first-of-its-kind women's volleyball league in the US, is focusing on the lifetime consumption of this predominately female-led game. With backing from big-name investors including Billie Gene King, Kevin Durant, and Chelsea Handler, Katlyn is on a mission to drive commercial success and create more professional opportunities for women the volleyball. In this special edition episode, hear how Katlyn got her start at Bain and founded LOVB with another Bain alum.
5/12/202319 minutes, 54 seconds
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Coming to Beyond the Bio: Whiteboard Innovators

Keith Bevans is handing over the mic to guest host, Olivia Pavco Giaccia, where she'll be talking with visionaries across Bain including entrepreneurial alumni, innovation strategists, Bain’s Founder’s Studio members, and more. From the birth of game-changing ideas to their translation into real-world solutions, the whiteboard at Bain is a hub where disruptive innovation takes shape. So, grab a marker and join us as we sketch out how our guests bring innovation to life, at Bain and beyond.  --- Beyond the Bio listeners, we want your feedback. You’re invited to share your thoughts with us by reaching out to [email protected] or completing our listeners' survey. It will take less than 3 minutes and help us shape the direction of future episodes. Head over to atbain.co/btbsurvey to share your feedback. 
5/9/202311 minutes, 46 seconds
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How Sustainability Decisions are Shaping the Future

Debra McCoy is a partner with a global mandate at Bain. She leads our clients in making consequential operating and investing choices. Hear Debra share what motivates her and how her experiences are helping guide our clients.
4/28/202336 minutes, 32 seconds
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How Emerging Technologies Are Creating Revolutionary Results

Steve Berez, an advisory partner in Bain's Boston office, developed an early interest in computers thanks to his brother. Joining the firm as an associate consultant in 1980, he witnessed how the firm was embracing technology before leaving to pursue an MBA from Stanford, work at his family's business, and later return to Bain to start our Enterprise Technology practice, which he has been leading ever since. Steve talks about his career, what led him to write "Doing Agile Right: Transformation without Chaos," and the latest technology he's excited about, including Bain's strategic alliance with Open AI.
4/14/202332 minutes, 28 seconds
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Why Bain Created a Role Focused on Our Sustainability

Bain’s commitment to sustainability impacts not only our clients, but the firm. Sam Israelit, our first Chief Sustainability Officer, is focused on our dedication to the social and environmental standards we’ve set for ourselves on a global scale. Listen to how he is implementing the same ESG initiatives we advocate for our clients and our plans to reduce our environmental footprint, enhance employee well-being, and maintain high standards of integrity in creating a more sustainable world.
3/24/202337 minutes, 15 seconds
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Why More Data Scientists are Coming to Bain

After rising in her career, Sharona Sankar-King was faced with deciding to run a company or doing what she loved within her previous operational roles. Now an expert partner in our New York office who is able to bring her extensive knowledge of data science to the firm, Sharona is shedding light into how Bain’s capabilities allow her to have a career she is passionate about outside of traditional data science opportunities.
3/10/202334 minutes, 15 seconds
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How Advanced Analytics is Creating Better Customer Experiences

Using data to fuel customer needs is important now more than ever. Nikolaus Zacher, a partner in our Munich office, has substantial experience in advanced analytics with a focus in retail and consumer products. Knowing first-hand the importance of data-driven decision-making, Nikolaus is leading our clients’ business growth by the power of our digital and advanced analytics capabilities. Listen to Nikolaus share his extensive analytics background along with how Bain is using this capability to support better customer experiences.
2/24/202330 minutes, 47 seconds
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How to Drive Growth with a Great Customer Experience

A great customer experience creates loyal consumers, and loyal consumers proudly promote the businesses they love. Darci Darnell, a Partner in our Chicago office and the leader of our Global Customer Strategy and Marketing practice, has extensive knowledge on how to create outstanding customer experiences. On this episode, Keith talks to Darci about how her globetrotting career gave her the experience needed to lead a practice, and how Bain's consulting, advanced analytics, data science and marketing roles all come together to drive client success and sustainable growth. Beyond the Bio listeners, we want your feedback. You’re invited to share your thoughts with us in our listeners' survey. It will take less than 3 minutes to complete and will help us shape the direction of future episodes. Head over to atbain.co/btbsurvey to share your feedback.
2/10/202330 minutes, 5 seconds
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Reflecting and Looking Ahead on Bain’s Business, Capabilities and Recruiting in 2023

We’ve known our host, Keith Bevans, to lead insightful conversations with some remarkable guests throughout the years, but this episode is slightly different. Keith is sitting in the guest seat and answering questions from consultant and Beyond the Bio producer, Daniel Yellin, to share some insight into the why of Beyond the Bio, dive a little deeper into a few topics we’ve covered on DEI, mergers & acquisitions, mental health in the workplace, and our work in ESG, and share some insight into what’s to come for the firm’s business, capabilities, and recruiting efforts in 2023. Beyond the Bio listeners, we want your feedback. You’re invited to share your thoughts with us in our listeners' survey. It will take less than 3 minutes to complete and will help us shape the direction of future episodes. Head over to atbain.co/btbsurvey to share your feedback. 
1/13/202333 minutes, 27 seconds
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How the Power of Building Relationships Led an Advanced Analytics Duo to join the Bain Family

Robert Cercós and Juan Pablo (JP) Garcia, founders of Spike SpA - a leading provider of advanced analytics and machine learning solutions - joined the Bain family after Spike was acquired by the firm earlier this year. As part of Bain adding more client-demanding capabilities to our toolkit, Robert and JP bring a new expertise to the firm that not only provides resources for our clients but opportunities for advanced analytics and machine learning experts to work on impactful projects and solve the world’s most challenging problems. Listen to this duo’s journey from engineers to entrepreneurs and how their friendship led them into consultancy.
12/16/202235 minutes, 47 seconds
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How Finding a Business Benchmarking Need Led this CEO’s Company to be Acquired by Bain

Lauren Kelley, CEO of OPEXEngine, a member-based benchmarking community for software and SaaS companies that joined Bain in 2021, found a gap in how companies measure data and chose to do something about it. Lauren joins us to share not only her journey to entrepreneurship and what’s driven her throughout her career, but how OPEXEngine is meeting the needs and answering the hard questions companies are asking around performance and what led to its recent acquisition as part of Bain’s aim to build a larger suite of capabilities to support our clients.
12/2/202233 minutes, 51 seconds
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How Bain is Meeting Capability Demands for Clients through our Mergers & Acquisitions

Neil Shah, Executive Vice President of Global Mergers & Acquisitions, studied government at Harvard. After graduating, Neil joined Bain as Associate Consultant for a few years before pursuing a J.D. from Harvard Law School. Boomeranging back to Bain after a few career opportunities in banking and policies, Neil now leads our global mergers and acquisitions (M&A) that help meet capability demands that support our clients. Listen to Neil’s journeys to Bain, how his government background supports his impact at the firm, and gain some insight into our recent M&As that are helping grow our capabilities in advanced analytics, marketing, innovation & design, and more.
11/19/202241 minutes, 2 seconds
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How Embracing Open Doors Led this Former Engineer to Lead Bain’s Digital Delivery Platform, Vector

Arpan Sheth, Bain’s Global Capability Leader of our digital delivery platform, Vector, is all about embracing open doors. Following his father's footsteps and becoming an engineer, Arpan shifted to consulting after hearing inspiring stories from people he knew in business. Throughout his time at Bain, Arpan has combined his engineering and business expertise to help build and grow our practices in India, lead our Innovation and Design capability, and support mergers and acquisitions of digital capabilities in Vector. Listen to Arpan share his journey to Bain and how he expanded our practices in APAC as well as give insight into our fast-growing digital platform, Vector. Additionally, learn how Bain is integrating engineers, data scientists, marketers, and innovators into how we’re supporting our clients.
11/4/202233 minutes, 9 seconds
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How the Desire to Run Retail Companies Led this Consultant to Become Bain’s Chief Marketing Officer

After many years at Bain helping start our Retail practice, Erika Serow left to become the US CEO of Sweaty Betty before returning to the firm as our Chief Marketing Officer. Erika’s leadership career stems from her desire to be an operator and run a retail business, but over time found that she truly enjoys working with smart and skillful people for a brand that she believes in. On this episode, Erika shares her journey to Bain, what made her choose the firm as a place to build her career, and how her passions led her to become our Chief Marketing Officer.
10/21/202235 minutes, 52 seconds
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How Bain is Leading Our Global Diversity, Equity and Inclusion Initiatives Inside and Out of the Firm

Julie Coffman, our Chief Diversity Officer, leader of our Global DEI practice, and Keith Bevans’s first manager who helped mentor the leader and host we know today, joins us to talk about her extensive career at Bain and how she’s currently leading the firm’s DEI initiatives. As part of our 5-part environmental, social and governance (ESG) series, Julie shares insight into the social part of this capability. Listen to how we not only support our clients’ diversity, equity and inclusion (DEI) efforts, but how we’re leading by example through our internal commitments and annual DEI reports.   In this episode we discuss: The 3 chapters of Julie's extensive Bain career What sparked Julie to shift her career to supporting our DEI initiatives A deep dive into our initiatives and how we're supporting our people and clients We'd love to hear from you! If you liked this episode or have any feedback to share, let us know by completing the form on atbain.com/btbfeedback.
9/2/202241 minutes, 42 seconds
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A Deep Dive into Bain’s Social Impact Work with The Nature Conservancy and the Marshall Islands

Sasha Duchnowski, a partner in our Chicago office, joins us as part of our 5-part environmental, social and governance (ESG) series to dive into some of the work we’ve done as our commitment to social impact. We discuss our work with The Nature Conservancy and the Republic of the Marshall Islands on an innovative approach to delivering sustainable cans of tuna, and how this work had led to better fishing environments for employees, retailers gaining supply chain traceability and visibility, and consumers being able to trust the products they’re buying.   In this episode we discuss: Why Sasha decided to pursue consulting His journey to Bain His work with The Nature Conservancy   We'd love to hear from you! If you liked this episode or have any feedback to share, let us know by completing the form on atbain.com/btbfeedback.
8/19/202238 minutes, 14 seconds
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The Transformative Impact of Bain’s Environmental, Social and Governance (ESG) Capabilities

Bain's environmental, social, and governance (ESG) capabilities focus on helping our clients make real impact in sustainability, equity, and inclusion for all. Having a passion for this work, François Faelli, our Global Managing Partner of ESG, joins us for a five-part series to share how we're centering these efforts across the globe. On this episode, François not only shares his journey to Bain, but takes us through his moving journey of becoming the firm's first Global Managing Partner of ESG and the current priorities of embedding ESG into 100% of our client projects. In this episode we discuss: How François got his passion for ESG How he became the firm's first Worldwide Managing Partner of ESG The firm's ESG priorities for our clients We'd love to hear from you! If you liked this episode or have any feedback to share, let us know by completing the form on atbain.com/btbfeedback.
8/5/202230 minutes, 57 seconds
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Going Global: How a Legacy Consultant Navigated His Career to Leading Bain’s Business in EMEA

Domenico Azzarello, EMEA Regional Managing Partner based in Paris, was introduced and pre-destined to an international life in consulting thanks to his consultant parents. Born in Milan, his career has spanned the globe with stops in various cities including Chicago, San Francisco, and Paris where he now leads our fast-growing business in the European, Middle Eastern, and African regions. On this episode, Domenico shares his consulting journey, including how he advanced within the industry to join Bain as an established consultant, and how he helped develop our Telecommunications practice. He also sheds light on EMEA’s business priorities as we continue to grow in this region. In this episode we discuss: Domenico’s early introduction to consulting His part in growing Bain’s Telecom practice His time leading the Paris office How he became EMEA Regional Managing Partner EMEA’s business priorities How EMEA is incorporating ESG into their business We'd love to hear from you. If you liked this episode or have any feedback to share, let us know by completing the form on atbain.com/btbfeedback.
7/22/202233 minutes, 46 seconds
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Take Back Your Time: How a Consultant Transitioned to Entrepreneurship to Help Executives Work Sustainably

Whitney White, Bain alum and founder of Take Back Your Time – a coaching program that helps executives live up to their full potential - uses her entrepreneurial spirit to help executives learn how to work sustainably while having the life they desire. Having a deep passion for helping others, listen to Whitney share her journey to Bain, why she decided to jump into becoming an entrepreneur instead of going to business school, and how she became the business owner she is today. In this episode we discuss: How Whitney joined Bain after studying Anthropology at Davidson College Why Whitney chose to jump into entrepreneurship instead of going to business school after leaving Bain The origin story of Take Back Your Time Why working sustainably is so important to long-term success   We'd love to hear from you. If you liked this episode or have any feedback to share, let us know by completing the form on atbain.com/btbfeedback.  
7/8/202238 minutes, 27 seconds
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Candid Conversations: Why We Need to Discuss Mental Health in the Workplace

Andy Dunn, Bain Alum, founding CEO of Bonobos, and author of Burn Rate: Launching a Startup and Losing My Mind, is on a mission to normalize discussing mental health in the workplace. On this episode, we’re joined by previous guest, Mackenzie Morrison, as we chat through how the workforce can break stigmas around mental health as well as normalize conversations around it to create supportive environments.
6/24/202242 minutes, 20 seconds
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Worker Wellbeing: Bain’s Intentional Focus on Helping Employees Work Sustainably

In the demanding consulting world, health and wellness can sometimes be overlooked when we’re diving deep into work. Knowing this first-hand, Mackenzie Morrison, Director of Global Professional Development in our Chicago office, helps Bainies learn how to have successful yet sustainable careers at the firm through inspirational leadership. On this episode, Mackenzie shares how the firm is supporting all Bainies through our health and wellness program, B.E.S.T.
6/10/202231 minutes, 20 seconds
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The Future of Work: New Ways of Working in a Post-pandemic Workforce

Andrew Schwedel, a partner in our New York office and leader of our Macro Trends Group, knows the importance of organizations reevaluating and changing how they think about work in a post-pandemic workforce. The pandemic has not only shifted perspectives on what people want out of their jobs, but also what they want out of their lives and if they’re able to work sustainably. On this episode, we explore how Bain is thinking about new ways of working along with how to learn what type of worker you are and what working styles may look like from different perspectives.
5/26/202236 minutes, 53 seconds
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EP 36 - Diverse Cultures: Creating Inclusive Spaces for our Asian Communities

Prasad Narasimhan Sulur, a partner in our Boston office, came from a family of medical professionals in India who encouraged him to pursue the same career path, however, he had other plans. On this episode, Prasad shares how his idea to study engineering led him to the U.S. and Bain, where he now leads our technology and cloud practice and our Americas Asians at Bain affinity group.
5/13/202242 minutes, 46 seconds
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EP27- Have it Your Way: Creating a Sustainable and Successful Career at Bain

Kiki Yang, a partner in our Hong Kong office and the leader of our Asia-Pacific Private Equity practice, shares how Bain has provided flexible opportunities and support for her to create a sustainable and successful career after pivoting from investment banking to consulting.
10/22/202125 minutes, 37 seconds
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Coming Soon on Beyond the Bio – Black History Month Series & APAC Recruiting Mini-Series

Check out this brief preview that shares more about what's to come in the next few months on Beyond the Bio, including a Black History Month series featuring current and former Bainies, and an APAC recruiting mini-series, hosted by Sharad Apte, a partner in our Bangkok office.
1/18/20211 minute, 20 seconds
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EP07 – Development & Humanitarian Aid Across Careers

Sanjay Dhiri, a partner in our London office, began his career doing important humanitarian and development work around the world. As he transitioned into consulting a few years later, he realized that a career at Bain meant the ability to keep his hand in his previous career through pro bono and volunteer work. 
2/27/202020 minutes, 6 seconds
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EP06 – Harnessing Our Toolkit for Success Beyond Bain

Sam Rovit, a partner in our Chicago office, is back at Bain for the third time after a successful career running multiple food business. Sam discusses his early days in journalism and reporting, the capabilities he developed at Bain that still play a monumental role today, and how he has leveraged our toolkit for growth outside the firm.  
2/5/202020 minutes, 8 seconds
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EP05 – Charting Your Course Through Intellectual Curiosity

Clare Gordon, a partner in our London office, is a woman who does it all. From running startups and nonprofits to moving around the world while building her family, she has charted her course in a way that allows her to thrive both personally and professionally. 
2/5/202020 minutes, 20 seconds
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EP04 – Global Experiences and the Growth Story of Bain Offices

Lalit Reddy, a partner in our Bengaluru office, discusses going to school in different parts of the world, his path to Bain, and how he has played a critical role in our growth story in India.
1/22/202024 minutes, 19 seconds
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EP03 – Digital Disruption and Finding a Way Back to Bain

Rishi Roongta, founder & VP of the Bain Innovation Exchange in our San Francisco office, discusses his background, the work he has done with early-stage startups, and his efforts in the digital space at Bain.
12/12/201929 minutes, 9 seconds
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EP02 – Education and Social Impact in Corporate America

Sinead Mullen, a partner in our Chicago office, discusses her background as a teacher, what led her to consulting, and how she has been able to pursue her passion for education and social impact at Bain.
12/12/201918 minutes
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EP01 – Medicine, Consulting, and the Building Blocks of Diversity & Inclusion

Maria Gordian, a senior partner in our New York office, discusses her background in medicine, what led her to consulting, and how she is helping to shape Bain's Diversity & Inclusion efforts.
12/11/201920 minutes, 16 seconds
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Beyond the Bio Trailer with Keith Bevans

12/11/20191 minute, 19 seconds