Dave Fleisch is a partner in Bain & Company's Chicago office. He is an expert in the firm's Healthcare practice, where he leads work with Bain's medtech, biopharma and healthcare provider clients.
Over the course of more than 17 years with Bain, Dave has worked on the cross-section of issues that span a CEO and GM's agenda from organizational effectiveness to growth. He has focused most deeply on major profitability improvements in his clients' businesses, as well as on major realignments of their portfolio and business unit strategies.
Dave has led a number of large-scale merger integrations and separations. In addition, he is a senior member of Bain's Performance Improvement practice and has also co-led Bain's Procurement practice in the Americas.
Dave's experience base includes work in oncology, neurosciences, immunology and renal disease. In medtech, he has worked across surgical and hospital categories, including orthopedics, general surgery, neurosurgery, wound care, pharmacy/medication delivery and many other categories.
Dave has lived and worked in Chicago for over a decade, after spending his first five years with Bain in the firm's Boston office. He gets a lot of energy out of coaching and developing his team members as well as the client executives with whom he works.
Outside of Bain, Dave sits on the Board of Directors for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Chicago.
Prior to Bain, Dave evaluated satellite industry investments (acquisitions, new ventures and vendor financing) as a member the Chief Financial Officer's staff at Hughes Electronics. He also worked for Salomon Brothers as an investment banking analyst.
Dave grew up in New Jersey. He earned an MBA from The Wharton School, where he was a Palmer Scholar, and a BA in economics from Cornell University, where he was Phi Beta Kappa.
- “Category Focus Rewards Biopharma Shareholders,” In Vivo, February 2017, Article
- “Focus Matters: How Biopharma Can Reward Shareholders,” Brief, November 2016
- “A fresh look at procurement,” Brief, January 2012