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Dale Stafford

Partner, Washington, DC

About Dale

Dale Stafford is a partner in Bain & Company's Washington, DC, office. He is the leader of Bain's Americas Mergers & Acquisitions practice and a senior partner in the firm's Healthcare practice.

He has more than 20 years of management consulting experience, advising leading companies on their biggest challenges and opportunities.

Dale has led successful merger integrations in a variety of industries, including medical technology, pharmaceuticals, airlines, transportation, professional services, wholesale distribution, telecommunications, cable, software and consumer products. In addition, he has extensive experience developing growth strategies to help insurers and healthcare technology companies outperform.

Prior to joining Bain, Dale worked in strategy at Coca-Cola Enterprises. He started his career as a designer/developer of software for healthcare companies.

Dale studied business strategy at the Leipzig School of Management in Germany and earned an MBA at Emory University, where he was a Woodruff Scholar. He graduated summa cum laude from the University of Mississippi with a Bachelor of Science in mathematics.

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