Information Technology

What we do

We draw on global experience across industries and technologies to help solve companies’ most complex IT challenges. More than 40% of our work is done in the context of major transformation in the business or in IT.

We bring a full range of IT capabilities to a variety of IT business situations, including:

  • IT strategy development: Information technology helps companies transform themselves and grow their business. Bain helps clients identify the optimal future state of IT, aligned with business needs, and then works with them to develop a blueprint for implementation.
  • IT performance improvement: Underperforming IT hurts business performance. Bain works with companies to reduce costs, develop outsourcing and offshoring strategies that meet their needs, redesign their organization, and ensure a cost-effective application portfolio that supports innovation to deliver breakthrough IT performance improvements.
  • IT M&A: IT synergies are key to successful mergers, acquisitions, divestitures and spin-offs, but too often they are overlooked early in the deal. We help companies plan and manage the changes in their systems to accommodate these changes in business structure.
  • IT project effectiveness: Bain helps clients maximize the business results from major IT initiatives, including turnaround programs. We help executives evaluate the case for investment, set up projects for success, and ensure they capture value when implementing new systems and programs.

To each client engagement, we bring expertise and tools to help a company navigate their business situation. Our capabilities include:

  • IT strategic planning, annual planning and demand management
  • Business architecture
  • Application management
  • Infrastructure optimization
  • Data management and Big data analysis
  • Business-IT engagement model
  • IT sourcing and procurement
  • IT organization and governance
  • IT metrics and dashboards

Bain's Private Equity group performs due diligence on IT when evaluating PE and M&A deals.

Client results
We share our clients' ambitions. We work to understand their reality and deliver true results—focusing on strategic decisions and practical actions. And we align our incentives with our clients' objectives, so they know we're in it together.
We develop insights that work for our clients. Our approach and recommendations are highly customized and lead to practical actions. Below is a selection of our experts' perspectives on important issues. Visit Bain Insights to read more.
Our team

We work as an integrated part of your team, from frontline to C-suite, to deliver true results and make the changes stick. We have a core group of senior experts with IT experience that we deploy across the globe.

Our leadership team

  • Rudy
  • Rudy Puryear

    Leader of Bain's Global and Americas Information Technology practices


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  • Stephen
  • Stephen Phillips

    Leader of Bain's EMEA Information Technology practice


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  • Steve
  • Steve Berez

    Leader of Bain's Americas Information Technology practice


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  • Arpan
  • Arpan Sheth

    Leader of Bain's Asia Pacific Information Technology practice


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In addition to the leaders listed above, we have an extensive and diverse team of experts ready to serve the needs of clients worldwide. Please contact us to submit a business inquiry.