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Darren Jackson

Partner, Los Angeles

Technology and telecommunications expert with an established bent toward the Internet of Things.

About Darren

Expertise

Highlights

  • Active member of Blacks at Bain
  • Head of diversity and inclusions efforts in the Los Angeles office
  • Leader of Bain LA's social impact program
  • 14+ years of firm experience

Darren Jackson is a partner in our Technology, Media and Telecommunications practices, based in Los Angeles. He is one of our foremost Internet of Things (IoT) experts.

Throughout more than 14 years with us, Darren has advised clients across industries and sectors, most recently focusing on internet and mobile media, enterprise software, and network equipment. He also focuses heavily on customer experience both B2C and B2B.

Darren's preeminent case work includes the successful multi-year transformation of a Fortune 50 enterprise hardware and software vendor, which included a five-year IoT strategy.

Further, he has led an array of due diligence efforts for private equity clients.

Apart from his case work, Darren is an active member of our Blacks at Bain affinity group and is one of our firms Diversity Champions.

Prior to joining us, he worked as an investment banker for Merrill Lynch & Co and as a financial analyst for The Boeing Company.

He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and B.S. in Finance and Business Communications from the University of Southern California (USC).

Darren is a former Board member of the Library Foundation of Los Angeles. He is also deeply passionate about education in lower-income communities and is a staunch sports and music enthusiast.

Many enterprise customers believe that vendors haven’t significantly lowered the biggest barriers to IoT adoption. Darren Jackson discusses how companies can succeed by focusing on fewer industries, understanding customer pain points and addressing those concerns through end-to-end solutions.