Michael Ward joined Bain Capital in 2003. He is a Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer. Prior to joining the firm, Mr. Ward worked at Digitas for five years and was responsible for day-to-day management as President and Chief Operating Officer, among other roles. Prior to Digitas, Mr. Ward spent four years with Bain & Company and nine years with Price Waterhouse. Mr. Ward received an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School of Business Administration at Dartmouth. He earned a B.S. in accounting and finance and a B.A.S. in chemical engineering from the University of Pennsylvania.