Bain & Company appoints Bill Neuenfeldt to managing director of the Americas region

BAIN & COMPANY APPOINTS BILL NEUENFELDT
TO MANAGING DIRECTOR OF THE AMERICAS REGION

New York – Feb. 1, 2016 Bain & Company, the global business consulting firm, has selected Bill Neuenfeldt, a nearly 20-year veteran of the firm, as its new regional managing director for its Americas region. The appointment was announced by Bob Bechek, Bain's worldwide managing director. Neuenfeldt will continue to be based in New York.

In his new role, Neuenfeldt will oversee the firm's strategy and operations in both North and South America. He will also work closely with his counterparts in Bain's Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) and Asia Pacific (APAC) regions, as well as all of its global practices and partners to build the global firm.

Neuenfeldt is regarded as a firm-wide leader, highly respected for his commitment to exceptional client service. He recently served as managing partner of Bain's New York office, one of the firm's largest offices globally, from 2009 to 2015.  Under his direction, the New York office experienced a period of robust growth. Both prior to and during this time, he also served in client leadership roles in the firm's Telecommunications, Media &Technology (TMT), Strategy and Private Equity Practices, where he advised clients on a variety of strategic and operational issues.

"Bill is one of Bain's most esteemed leaders and trusted advisors among both clients and colleagues," said Bechek. "He embodies the firm's culture of maintaining a keen focus on helping our clients achieve real results while supporting and investing in each other's professional development."

As a Bain leader, Neuenfeldt has spent significant time on the topic of gender parity. He co-authored the report, Everyday Moments of Truth, – a study on women's career development that was featured at the 2015 World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos. As a practitioner, his efforts within Bain helped dramatically increase the number of female consultants in the New York office, where women now make up more than half of the consultant team.

Neuenfeldt's perspectives on business topics are widely sought by the media. He has appeared on CNBC and BusinessWeek TV and has been quoted in BloombergBusinessWeek, Forbes, Financial Times, and The Times of London.

David Johnson, who served as Bain's first America's regional managing director, is rotating out of the role. He will remain with the firm, dedicating more time to client service in Financial Services Practice, while also taking point for a number of firm-wide opportunities. "We thank Dave for his unwavering commitment to our clients, his unparalleled leadership and extraordinary dedication to our people," said Bechek.

Neuenfeldt joined Bain in 1997 and has also worked in the firm's San Francisco and Los Angeles offices. Prior to that, he served as a captain and program manager for advanced technology programs in the United States Air Force.

He earned his MBA from Harvard Business School with high distinction as a Baker Scholar. He graduated with both an undergraduate degree in engineering and an M.S. in aeronautics and astronautics from Stanford University.

Editor's note: For an interview or photograph, please contact Dan Pinkney at: dan.pinkney@bain.com or 646-562-8102.

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