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Kayvan Ardalan

Partner, Los Angeles

Kayvan Ardalan is a partner in Bain & Company’s Los Angeles office. He co-leads the firm's Research & Development Optimization practice and helps clients across industries significantly improve their returns from R&D investment.

In addition, Kayvan is a leader in Bain’s Technology, Media and Telecom practices. He has worked leading semiconductor, software, hardware and industrials companies on a wide variety of strategic and operational projects.

He joined the firm in 1995, starting out in Bain’s San Francisco office before joining the Los Angeles team in April of 1997. Kayvan has more than 15 years of consulting experience and has worked in North America, Europe and the Middle East.

Kayvan has a PhD in Applied Mathematics / Fluid Dynamics from the California Institute of Technology, a MS in Aeronautical and Astronomical Engineering from Ohio State University and a BSME from the University of Akron.

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