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Mark Gottfredson

Partner, Dallas

Mark is a partner in the Dallas office, which he founded in 1990. Over the past 30 years, Mark has advised chief executives and top-level managers in a wide range of industries. He has served in a range of leadership positions within Bain, including leader of the global Performance Improvement practice and as a member of the firm’s Board of Directors.

Mark is currently the global lead of Bain’s Complexity Management and Performance Improvement Diagnostic℠ areas, and he is also a leader in the firm’s Strategy, Industrial Goods & Services and Oil & Gas practices. Mark’s client work is primarily focused on full potential programs, revenue enhancement, cost reduction, complexity management and major change programs.

Mark is the author of The Breakthrough Imperative book, and has written extensively for publications such as the Harvard Business Review, Wall Street Journal, Singapore Business Times, South China Morning Post, London Business School’s Business Strategy Review, World Business Review, and The Edge (Malaysia). 

Mark is fluent in Japanese and has worked extensively in Japan. In 2005, Consulting Magazine named him one of the world’s top twenty-five consultants.

He graduated magna cum laude from Brigham Young University and in 1983 he received his MBA from Harvard Business School with high distinction. 

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