Vice Chair

Ralph Willard

President, Bain Willard Companies, L.P.


About Ralph Willard

Ralph Willard currently serves as President of  Bain Willard Companies, L.P., a private investment firm based in Massachusetts.  His career in management consulting began with The Boston Consulting Group in 1971. Just two years later he co-founded Bain and Company and helped turn it into a global force. There he managed long-term relationships with Fortune 500 companies and helped start up sister private equity firm Bain Capital, where he served as a Limited Partner. In 1986, Willard moved to London to serve as Managing Partner of Bain International. There he opened and grew offices in Europe, Asia and Australia that accounted for forty percent of the company's revenues when he retired in 1993.

A Kansas native, Willard completed his undergraduate coursework in European History at Stanford before earning an MBA from Harvard where we was a Baker Scholar and graduated with High Distinction. He now lives in Cary where he pursues his many interests including golf, philanthropy, collecting Greco-Roman antiquities, and volunteer work. He is also a hopelessly addicted follower of the fortunes (and misfortunes) of the Boston Red Sox.