John Connaughton

Co-Managing Partner

Bain Capital

John Connaughton is Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global alternative investment firm with $105 billion in assets under management in 21 offices worldwide with leading positions in private equity, alternative credit, venture capital and real estate. He also serves as the head of Bain Capital Global Private Equity. Since joining the firm in 1989, Mr. Connaughton has played a leading role in a wide spectrum of prominent healthcare and information/media businesses in which Bain Capital Private Equity has made investments. Prior to Bain Capital, he was a strategy consultant at Bain and Company.


Mr. Connaughton currently serves on the boards of IQVIA Holdings Inc. (IQV–NYSE) and the Boston Celtics. He previously sat on over two dozen private and public boards including iHeart Media Inc. (IHRT- OTC), Grupo NotreDame Intermedica (GNDI-BR), HCA Inc. (HCA-NYSE), Warner Chilcott (WCRX-Nasdaq), Warner Music Group (WMG-NYSE), ProSieben Sat.1.Media ag (PBSFY), and Stericycle, Inc. (SRCL- Nasdaq).


He is also active in a number of charitable and civic activities including serving as a member of the Berklee College of Music Board of Trustees, the University of Virginia’s McIntire School of Commerce Foundation Board, the University of Virginia Investment Management Company (UVIMCO), the Roxbury Latin School Board of Trustees, the Harvard Business School Dean’s Advisory Board, the Brigham & Women’s Hospital Board of Trustees, and the Bain Capital Community Partnership.


Mr. Connaughton received a B.S. in Commerce with Distinction from the University of Virginia and an M.B.A. with High Distinction from Harvard Business School, where he was a Baker scholar.