Charles Farkas is a leader in Bain's Healthcare and Life Sciences, Financial Services and Strategy practices. He joined the firm in 1979 and was elected to the partnership in 1985.
Chuck has more than 35 years of management consulting experience, advising chief executives and senior managers in a wide variety of industries on issues critical to long-term success. He has served as the global leader of Bain & Company's Financial Services practice, the North American head of Bain's Healthcare practice and the managing partner of Bain Canada.
Chuck has worked globally with companies in a wide range of industries, including healthcare providers and suppliers, banking, insurance, brokerage, credit cards, consumer goods, retailing and industrial products. He holds deep expertise in issues of growth, strategy, leadership and change.
Chuck is the author of the best-selling book Maximum Leadership (1996) and numerous articles in the Harvard Business Review, Fortune, In Vivo and other publications.
Outside of Bain, Chuck serves as a corporator of Partners Healthcare and is a member of the Boards of Harvard Medical School, CONMED Corporation (NASDQ) and privately held companies Legacy ER, CHE Behavioral Health and Courtagen.
He earned an MBA from Harvard Business School and is a graduate of Princeton University, where he received a Bachelor of Arts in History with honors. He was also an ITT International Fellow (Fulbright program) in Manila, Philippines.