Tom Holland

Partner Bain & Company

Tom Holland

Partner, Bain & Company

Tom has 30+ years of operating, investing and consulting experience.  He is a Partner and Global Leader of Bain’s Accelerated Transformation business, which focuses on driving breakthrough cost, revenue and cash flow results with clients, typically in programs where Bain’s fees are contingent on client profit improvement. Previously, Tom co-founded Bain’s Private Equity Group and private equity investment portfolio, and led the business through global expansion over 18 years. He has experience across a variety of industries including consumer products, retail, software, telecom and manufacturing.

Tom rejoined Bain in 2018 after five years running two companies. He served as president of Sunrun, Inc. (Nasdaq: RUN), where he led the VC-backed company to an IPO in 2015, and CEO of Century Snacks, LLC, a private equity-backed CPG company. Tom has served on the board of directors of numerous private equity and family-controlled companies.


Day One, Sunday, February 23, 2020

Sunday, February 23rd, 2020

2:20 PM Winning in a Downturn: Recession Strategies to Take the Lead

A recession will likely land soon, and structural trends will influence a new cycle, notably the accelerating technology revolution in many industries and the end of decades of low interest rates.  Preparing now enables companies to gain market share and accelerate:  Winners pulled away from losers during the last recession and widened the profit and market-cap during subsequent expansion, Bain’s analysis of nearly 3,900 companies shows.  The winners excelled in four areas:  early cost restructuring, financial discipline, aggressive commercial plays and proactive M&A.  A four-point recession-readiness plan based on a company’s strategic and financial strength can help leadership teams prepare now.

Key takeaways from this session include:
•Why a recession may hit soon and likely implications
•What it will take to win
•How CFOs can shape the agenda

Check out the incredible speaker line-up to see who will be joining Tom.

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