John Connaughton is Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with approximately $160 billion in assets under management. He is also the Global Head of Bain Capital Private Equity.
Mr. Connaughton joined the firm in 1989 and was promoted to Managing Director in 1997. He was named 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 Trustees, 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.