Jeff Denneen is a partner in the Atlanta office of Bain & Company. He founded Bain's Higher Education practice and serves as the global practice leader. He is also the leader of Bain's Americas Freight & Logistics practice.
He is a senior member of Bain's Performance Improvement and Results Delivery practices with expertise in Bain Operating Model. Prior to founding the Higher Education practice, he was an active member of Bain's Telecommunications, Media and Technology practice.
Jeff brings more than 20 years of industry and consulting experience to his engagements. Over the course of his career, Jeff has worked on delivering breakthrough performance results for corporate, public sector and nonprofit clients. He focuses exclusively on serving clients in service industries, including higher education, healthcare, financial services, technology services, transportation and logistics and private equity. Jeff has addressed a variety of issues for his clients, including growth strategy, customer loyalty, large-scale cost reduction and organization transformation.
Jeff is a leading voice in higher education and education reform. He co-authored "The Financially Sustainable University," published in Business Officer magazine, and has spoken at conferences including NACUBO, EACUBO, SACUBO, CASE, AAHC, AAMC and the Advisory Board. Jeff has been quoted in publications such as the Economist, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, Boston Globe Magazine, Inside HigherEd and the Chronicle of Higher Education on issues surrounding higher education. Jeff is also a LinkedIn Influencer, a member of a group of corporate leaders and public figures who are thought leaders in their respective fields.
Jeff earned a BA in economics from Emory College and an MBA from Goizueta Business School at Emory University. Jeff serves on the executive committee of the Goizueta Advisory Board and volunteers as an Adjunct Instructor at Goizueta Business School.
- “Google Classroom Absent From College Courses,” Inside Higher Ed, June 2017, Higher Education
- “For many small colleges, it's a challenge just to stay open,” USA Today College, February 2017, Higher Education
- “Marlboro College fights to stay alive,” Marketplace, December 2015
- “How can you tell when a college is circling the drain?,” The Chronicle of Higher Education, July 2015
- “A remarkable turnaround at Regis College,” The Boston Globe, April 2015