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John Connaughton

John Connaughton

Co-Managing Partner, Bain Capital

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John Connaughton is Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with approximately $185 billion in assets under management. 

Mr. Connaughton joined the firm in 1989, became Global Head of Bain Capital Private Equity in 2011 and Co-Managing Partner of  Bain Capital in 2016.  During his tenure at Bain Capital, Mr. Connaughton has focused his investment efforts in the healthcare and technology/media spaces. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was a strategy consultant at Bain & Company.


Mr. Connaughton is active in several philanthropic organizations including serving as a member of the Berklee College of Music Board of Trustees, the Brigham & Women's Board of Trustees, the Roxbury Latin School Board of Trustees, the GreenLight Fund Board of Directors, the Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors, and the McIntire School of Commerce Foundation Board and Investment Management Company at the University of Virginia (UVIMCO). He is also a member of the Boston Celtics’ investor group and Board of Directors. 


Mr. Connaughton received a B.S. in Commerce with Distinction from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker scholar.