Mark Gottfredson is a director of Bain & Company's office in Dallas, Texas, which he founded in 1990. Throughout his career, he has advised chief executives and top-level managers in a wide range of industries. He has served in a number of leadership positions at Bain & Company including as a member of the board of directors and as the Global Head of Bain’s Performance Improvement Practice. In 2005, Mr. Gottfredson was named to Consulting Magazines list of Top 25 Consultants globally. He has been published extensively in publications such as the Harvard Business Review, European Strategy and the World Business Review. His book for general managers, called “The Breakthrough Imperative” and published by Harper Collins, debuted in spring 2008.
Mr. Gottfredson serves on a number of for profit and non-profit boards, including Vista Outdoor Inc., TBM Consulting Group, the Circle 10 Council with the Boy Scouts of America, the Longhorn Council for the Boy Scouts of America, the BYU Marriot School National Advisory Council and Bain and Company. Mr. Gottfredson obtained his M.B.A. from Harvard Business School in 1981, where he graduated with high distinction and was named a Baker Scholar. He received a Bachelor of Arts degree from Brigham Young University in Japanese, where he graduated magna cum laude. Mr. Gottfredson was selected to serve on the Board of the General Partner due to his advisory experience and financial and business expertise.