Tom is a global leader of Bain’s Accelerated Transformation (BAT) business, which focuses on driving breakthrough cost, revenue and cash flow results with clients — using an accelerated, Agile, tech-enabled approach — where Bain is typically compensated based on actual client profits created. Tom Holland holds more than 30 years of experience in senior line roles, investing and consulting.
Tom rejoined us in 2018 after five years running two companies. He served as president of Sunrun, Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN), where Tom and the team led the company to an IPO in 2015; and as CEO of Century Snacks, LLC, a private equity-backed CPG company.
Tom serves and has served on numerous company and non-profit boards.
Previously, he co-founded our Private Equity Group and led the business through global expansion over 18 years. He has extensive experience in M&A due diligence, direct investing and portfolio company improvements.
Since initially joining us in 1989, Tom has developed expertise across a variety of industries, including consumer products, retail, software, telecom and manufacturing. He has primarily advised clients on cost and asset restructuring, growth strategy and M&A. Tom has also served in several senior Bain operating and governance roles, including managing our Western US P&L and serving on our global Board of Directors. He has also chaired both our global Compensation Committee and Nominating Committee.
Tom earned an MBA from Stanford University and a bachelor’s degree in engineering from the University of California, Berkeley, both with distinction.