Robert F. White

Senior Lecturer of Business Administration

Bob White is a Senior Lecturer in the Entrepreneurial Management Unit at the Harvard Business School where he currently teaches Entrepreneurial Finance, an elective course in the second year MBA curriculum.

Bob was one of the founding partners of Bain Capital in 1984. He served for 20 years as a partner and Managing Director of the firm and is currently a Special Limited Partner. From an initial fund of $38 million, Bain Capital, and its affiliated advisors, currently manage over $75 billion in five asset classes (private equity, venture capital, public equity, leveraged debt, and absolute return) in eight countries.

Prior to joining the faculty, Bob was a Resident Fellow at the Harvard Institute of Politics, following his role in national politics. He served as Chairman of the 2012 and 2008 Romney Presidential Committees, and had served previously as the Chairman of Governor Romney’s Gubernatorial Transition Committee.

Bob started his career at Price Waterhouse & Co. where he earned a C.P.A, and Bain & Company consulting.

Bob has served on numerous non-profit, private and public company Boards of Directors. He is a Trustee of Bowdoin College, and served on the Board of Deans Advisors at the Harvard Business School and the Board of Governors of the London Business School.

Bob received an A.B. degree in Mathematics and Economics from Bowdoin College in 1977 and an M.B.A from Harvard University in 1982.