The Boston Globe
According to The Boston Globe, Bain & Company has become something of a farm system for major sports clubs and leagues looking to add business savvy. The crossover between Bain and professional sports is less surprising when you consider that Bain's college recruiting unit operates much like a professional team's scouting department. "For every person we make an offer to, we project how we think they're going to perform and why — we write a 500-word essay about each of them," said Chris Bierly, the partner who has overseen undergraduate hiring for 23 years. "Then we see how they actually do and use those projections for future hiring. We're drafting teams here."