Chuck Whitten is a partner in the Dallas office of Bain & Company and has been with the firm since 1998. He currently serves as the managing partner for Bain Southwest.
Chuck is a recognized expert in corporate turnarounds and transformations, where he assists global companies in changing their strategic, operational and financial performance. Specifically, Chuck is an active contributor to Bain's Transformation, Strategy, Performance Improvement, Supply Chain Management and Mergers & Acquisitions practices, where he holds deep expertise in growth strategy, complexity reduction, cost optimization and capital markets strategy.
Over the last several years, Chuck has focused exclusively on the technology sector and has led assignments across a range of hardware, software, solutions and services market segments. Chuck has also worked extensively within Bain's Private Equity Group, having performed due diligence on more than 30 assets throughout his career.
In addition to his client responsibilites, Chuck serves as the managing partner of Bain Southwest and oversees the company's Dallas, Houston and Mexico City offices. As managing partner, he has full responsibility for all strategic and operational efforts in the region and is a member of Bain's Executive Committee in the Americas. Prior to his appointment as managing partner, Chuck led human resources for Bain Texas, where he was responsible for developing human capital strategies to meet Bain's business objectives and for developing and retaining talent in the region.
Chuck is actively involved in his alma maters. He is a member of the Advisory Board for the School of Social Sciences at Rice University and has served on capital campaign committees at both Rice and the Harvard Business School.
Chuck obtained his MBA from the Harvard Business School in 2004, where he graduated with high distinction as a George F. Baker Scholar. During his summer at Harvard, Chuck worked for GTCR, a 20-year-old private equity fund with over $4 billion under management. Prior to joining Bain, Chuck earned a Bachelor of Arts from Rice University in mathematical economic analysis and history with honors.
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