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Kippy

Consultant, Boston

I was an industry hire. I'd worked on oil rigs for five years in South America and the Middle East, and was looking for my next challenge. double-quote-close

I'm Kippy, a consultant in the Boston office.

I started at Bain three years ago in the Sydney office as an associate consultant. I was an industry hire. I'd worked on oil rigs for five years in South America and the Middle East, and was looking for my next challenge. I'd first heard of Bain when I was at the University of Melbourne.

Consulting interested me because there was a wide variety of projects that you get to be involved in. I looked at a few different consultancies and chose Bain because I had a better rapport with the people. I felt the type of work they did in the Australia office was more interesting than some of their competitors. After a period of time in the Sydney office, I went to Sloan Business School to get my MBA and Masters in engineering from MIT. Then decided to return to Bain to the Boston office after I graduated.

I've been mostly focused on private equity, due diligence, which were intense three week projects, where we gained a thorough understanding of the industry of a company that a private equity firms is looking to invest in. It's really interesting work to be involved with because you very rapidly get to learn about new industries at a high level of detail in a short period of time.

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