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Beyond the Bio Podcast by Bain & Company

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Bain & Company is one of the most highly regarded firms in the management consulting industry. One of the “Big Three,” Bain provides services to organizations around the world and across the public, private, and non-profit sectors. With an annual revenue of $4.3 billion, Bain commands by far the largest market share of private equity consulting, employing 10,500 people in 2019, and operating from 61 locations around the world.

There’s plenty of information floating around on the exploits of Bain & Company as a firm, but what about the people inside Bain? How did they make their own way to such positions of influence?

Beyond the Bio is a new podcast hosted by Keith Bevans, Partner and Global head of consultant recruiting at Bain & Company. Diving deep into the world of consulting by exploring the stories and insights of a diverse array of Bain senior consultants, the podcast looks at important issues in business through the unique perspective and experience of business leadership insiders: The extraordinary people of Bain & Company.

In Episode One: Medicine, Consulting, and the Building Blocks of Diversity & Inclusion, Maria Gordian, a senior partner in Bain’s New York office, discusses her background in medicine, what led her to consulting, and how she is helping to shape Bain’s Diversity & Inclusion efforts. In this episode, Maria explores the questions, “Do I have my voice? And am I using it in the most effective manner? And is it freeing for me?”

In Episode Two: Education and Social Impact in Corporate America, Sinead Mullen, a partner in Bain’s Chicago office, discusses her background as a teacher, what led her to consulting, and how she has been able to pursue her passion for education and social impact at Bain. According to Mullen, “I’ve always said to Chicago office leadership that it’s a priority for me to do pro bono education work, so I make sure I’m a core part of a case every few years.”

In Episode Three: Digital Disruption and Finding a Way Back to Bain, Rishi Roongta, founder and VP of the Bain Innovation Exchange in Bain’s San Francisco office, discusses his background, the work he has done with early-stage startups, and his work in the digital space at Bain. Roongta notes, “I rejoined Bain in 2017…to launch the Bain Innovation Exchange, which is focused on helping our clients unlock their innovation capabilities.”

Beyond the Bio listeners have access to an unprecedented view of the first-hand experiences and viewpoints of key leaders within management consulting. The first three episodes are out, so anyone within the management consulting industry—or folks on the outside looking to get their feet in the door—would be well-served to listen. It’s an easy way to increase one’s understanding of the wide-reaching and lucrative world of management consulting and to absorb stories and insights that lie beyond the commonly reported titles and achievements.

Subscribe to Beyond the Bio here.

Jonathan Pfeffer
Jonathan Pfeffer joined the Clear Admit and MetroMBA teams in 2015 after spending several years as an arts/culture writer, editor, and radio producer. In addition to his role as Contributing Writer at MetroMBA and Contributing Editor at Clear Admit, he was also a co-founder of the Clear Admit MBA Admissions Podcast. He holds a BA in Film/Video, Ethnomusicology, and Media Studies from Oberlin College.