Tom Shannon is a partner in the Chicago office of Bain & Company. He leads Bain's global Advanced Manufacturing & Services practice and is the founder of the firm's global Chemicals practice, which he leads in the Americas. He has also been a leader of Bain's Private Equity practice.
Tom joined Bain in 1985. Over the past 30 years, he has worked on assignments in machinery & equipment, chemicals, oil & gas, utilities, building products, agriculture, packaging, pulp & paper, automotive, aerospace and defense, airlines, distribution, consumer products, retail, technology, telecommunications, financial services and healthcare.
He has deep experience with portfolio and growth strategy, revenue growth and commercial excellence, acquisition evaluation and integration, organizational development and full potential transformation programs. He has supported private equity and corporate buyers on the diligence of more than 200 businesses.
He served on Bain & Company's Global Compensation and Promotion Committee for six years and currently serves on the firm's Global Nominating Committee. Prior to joining the Chicago office, he worked in Bain's Boston and London offices and was the managing partner of the Moscow office.
Tom received a Bachelor of Science in Applied Mathematics and Economics from Brown University in 1985. His publications have appeared in journals such as the European Business Journal.
- “Digital Strategy for a B2B World,” Brief, February 2017
- “How petrochemical companies can thrive in the NGL boom,” Brief, November 2013