Bain & Company hires consumer and retail expert Liz Lippert

05 April 2019 Consulting.us

Big Three strategy firm Bain & Company has brought in Liz Lippert as a partner in the firm’s global private equity practice. Lippert has more than a decade of experience in the consulting industry. She will be based out of San Francisco.

Lippert has extensive experience advising consumer and retail and private equity clients on due diligence, growth strategy, performance improvement, customer segmentation, and exit planning. In her new role at Bain, Lippert will support PE clients during the due diligence and post-acquisition phases of the M&A process, focusing on consumer products and retail firms.

Lippert previously spent 11 years at strategy consultancy EY-Parthenon, where she was initially a senior principal, then a managing director, in the private equity and consumer strategy practices.Bain & Company hires consumer and retail expert Liz LippertShe also previously served as a manager at Walmart and Walmart.com, where she worked in the areas of corporate strategy, and online and in-store services. Lippert was also an investment banking financial analyst at SVB Financial Group and Deutsche Bank.

"We're excited that Liz is bringing her deep industry expertise to the private equity practice at Bain," Rebecca Burack, head of the firm's private equity practice in the Americas, said. "She has an outstanding track record of advising consumer products and retail investors and executives at every point along the investment lifecycle, helping them develop a tailored investment approach, performing integrated diligence, and working with them to drive both significant growth and improved performance."

“Bain & Company is the leading advisory firm to the private equity sector. I look forward to working with a well-regarded team dedicated to helping clients find success across an ever expanding range of transaction and strategic themes," Lippert added.

Aside from being one of the more prestigious consulting firms, Bain is also regarded as one of the best workplaces in the US. Bain recently grabbed the top spot on the 2019 Glassdoor Best Places to Work list.

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Maine Pointe promotes Mark McTigue to executive vice president

24 April 2019 Consulting.us

Two years into his role, Maine Pointe has promoted Mark McTigue from vice president to executive vice president.

At Maine Pointe, McTigue has a specific focus on the private equity industry and has helped several of the firm’s private equity clients boost their returns on portfolio companies. “His skills and insights have proven essential in helping clients achieve unparalleled levels of competitive success,” said David Jadwin, who leads Maine Pointe’s business development activities.

McTigue joined the international supply chain and operations consultancy in early 2017, bringing more than 25 years of experience in sales and marketing, supply chain management, and consulting to the firm. Most recently, he served operations consultancy The Highland Group as a senior partner, and was EVP of business development in North America for Alexander Proudfoot – another operations specialist. 

During his more than 15 years in consulting, McTigue has worked with a variety of clients (Fortune 1000, mid-market companies, and start-ups) across multiple industries, spanning consumer packaged goods, industrial products, chemicals, food and beverage, automotive, oil and gas, financial services, high-tech, hospitality, and logistics.

McTigue specializes in helping executives and senior managers design and implement operational excellence programs across the end-to-end supply chain – allowing them to drive more than a billion dollars in sustainable EBITDA and cash improvements.

“Mark has been instrumental in driving supply chain optimization and surpassing clients’ targets for growth,” Jadwin said. “He has also played a key role in positioning Total Value Optimization [Maine Pointe’s approach for creating end-to-end shareholder value across the entire supply chain] as one of the most important business methodologies.”

Maine Pointe promotes Mark McTigue to Executive Vice PresidentMcTigue frequently publishes thought leadership pieces in high-profile business management publications, including The Innovation Enterprise, where his article "The effectiveness of operating resources in creating incremental value" examined the importance of value creation and how private equity firms have diversified their roles. In a recent article on Consultancy.org, McTigue and Maine Pointe’s Michael Kirstein discussed the role analytics plays in helping private equity improve due diligence.

His appointment comes at a time when private equity firms are investing more than ever, though are simultaneously struggling to translate these investments into equity. “We often see a value gap between targets for cost reduction, cash flow, and growth and the actual value derived from an acquisition,”  McTigue said, referring to a study conducted by Maine Pointe last year among executives in the private equity industry.

“In my new role as executive vice president, I will continue to help our private equity clients achieve success in the face of their challenges.” 

Earlier this year, Maine Pointe in the US appointed Rex ClothierJanice Pinson and Mary Lyons to senior roles. Globally, the consultancy has offices in Asia and Europe.