Remembering Our Founder

Bill’s enduring influence is as vibrant today as when he and a few colleagues first took the leap to start Bain & Company 45 years ago. His focus on client results over just good recommendations was revolutionary at the time. His vision of a more productive client relationship was profound, and he understood deeply the power of a community of extraordinary teams.

With a vision to redefine the consulting industry from selling hours of advice to selling profits at a discount, Bill pioneered the approach to developing long-term relationships with his clients, bringing data-led perspectives on their most critical issues and aligning with management as a trusted partner.

For the last 45 years, the focus on client results has been the guiding principle for Bain & Company and Bill’s lasting legacy to our industry.