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Luke Finnestad

Partner, Houston

About Luke

Luke Finnestad is a partner based in Bain & Company’s Houston office. He is an expert in the firm’s Private Equity and Energy & Natural Resources practices.

Since joining Bain in 2010, Luke has advised private equity clients in such topics as commercial due diligence, add-on diligence, deal generation and screening, as well as sector screening and review.

His experience in the energy & natural resources sphere encompasses oil & gas, power generation, wind, specialty and performance chemicals. His core capabilities within this realm include strategy, organization, performance improvement, corporate finance, M&A, operating model and procurement.

Prior to joining Bain, Luke worked in the strategic research unit of The Hartford Financial Services Group, developing strategic initiatives for the small commercial insurance business. Prior to doing so, he worked as a market research consultant for another top firm, serving consumer products, financial services and technology clients in areas such as customer satisfaction, new product development and customer segmentation. 

Luke received an MBA from Columbia Business School, where he graduated Beta Gamma Sigma and served as the president of the school’s consulting association. He is also an alumnus of the Boston University School of Management, from which he graduated with honors in business, with a focus on statistical research.

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