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Steven Barnes '82

Steven Barnes '82

Managing Director
Bain Capital Partners LLC

Steven W. Barnes serves as the head of private equity for the Americas at Bain Capital, LLC, where he is a managing director. At Bain since 1988, he has led several Bain portfolio companies: he was CEO of Dade Behring, president of Executone Business Solutions and president of The Holson Burnes Group. Barnes began his career at PricewaterhouseCoopers in the mergers and acquisitions support group.

Barnes sits on the board of Big Tex, among others. He serves as a board member for MV Youth and Make-A-Wish of Massachusetts and Rhode Island. Barnes is a trust board member for the Children’s Hospital Boston and is the Chairman of Syracuse University’s Board of Trustees, where he serves on the Executive Committee. He also supports the Whitman School’s Orange Value Fund as a qualified investor.