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Nick
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Bain London PE practice / ex-Interviewer and recruiting lead at Bain / I will coach you to rock those interviews
Case interview
Fit / personality interview
CV and Cover letter for MBB+ applications
Cantonese, English
United Kingdom (UTC +1)
USD 149 / h
Bain London PE practice / ex-Interviewer and recruiting lead at Bain / I will coach you to rock those interviews
Case interview
Fit / personality interview
CV and Cover letter for MBB+ applications
USD 149 / h
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About Nick
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Learn the skillset that really moves the needle in case interviews: At the core of consulting interviews, firms seek essential skills and traits universally recognized as markers of top talent. I focus on fundamentals, dissecting the interview process to its roots—identifying what skills are being tested and why. This approach ensures you're prepared to excel in any interview format, equipping you with the mastery needed to navigate unexpected challenges confidently.

Uncover an authentic, compelling narrative: top tier consulting firms have a very particular way of assessing applications that allow them to rapidly screen through the thousands of CVs and cover letters that they receive year-round. Starting from the deep understanding of the mindset of the recruiting organisation within an MBB firm, we will make your application shine by focusing on what really matters in your experience to the forefront.

Precise, growth-oriented feedback: Receive straightforward, no-frills evaluations with a detailed scorecard based on MBB recruitment standards. I offer a candid pass/fail assessment and a bespoke improvement plan with actionable steps to enhance your performance.

My coaching philosophy is built on three pillars of mastery:

1. First Principles Structuring: Move beyond rote frameworks to develop a consultant's mindset, enabling distinctive interview performances and a smoother first-year progression.

2. Compelling Storytelling: Enhance how you narrate your past experiences, improving your referral rate, impressing interviewers, and ensuring your CV and cover letters stand out.

3. Spike Enhancement: Transform your inherent strengths into standout spikes, making you irresistible to top consulting firms, especially MBBs, who value distinctiveness.

By focusing on both technique and mindset, my candidates not only secure offers but also start their consulting careers with a significant advantage. For more details on my approach, including my commitment to transparency and making a lasting difference for my clients, click ‘Show More’.

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Work Experience
Manager, Private Equity
Bain & Company
2021 - 2024

Advised on 20+ acquisitions, with a focus in healthcare & life sciences, technology and media topics, with examples as follows:

Advised global hedge fund on activist position for global biopharma specialist in orphan drugs, assessed value creation opportunities and effectiveness of M&A as a strategy to establish new platforms

Advised leading European buy-out fund on customer dynamics and buy-and-build strategy for national dental chain player in the UK, leading to successful merger with a scale competitor and 5-year path to doubling valuation

Assessed UK&I ambulatory care market with a focus on the competitive dynamics and key trends on home elderly and complex care segment in the UK, validated thesis and identified targets for healthcare investors to pursue

Sector scan for global growth equity investor on rising trends within life science tools, mapped emerging players developing modalities and technologies (organ-on-a-chip, single-cell, iPSC) and investment thesis

Supported sovereign wealth fund acquisition of a leading pharma and medtech focused testing, inspection and certification player, analysing end market attractiveness and disruption trends

Analysed competitive positioning of an integrated medical health record and clinic management software provider in the UK public health sector, including runway analysis and in-depth customer and competitor analysis

Global private equity firm 5-year strategy: End-to-end support from translating future opportunities and priorities into strategic choices for board of directors to initiating implementation programme

S&P 100 media company: Led scenario planning exercise concerning divestiture of its €100M DACH division

Various general management roles
Swire Group
2015 - 2021

Core deal team member (alongside CEO, COO and Head of loyalty programme) on £4B 10-year partnership between Cathay Pacific and Standard Chartered Bank (SCB) from RFP through to launching first set of co-branded credit cards, incl. deal structuring, proposition development with SCB teams and internal tech programme management

 

Acted as right-hand man to General Manger Strategic Transformation, preparing board and management committee materials concerning its £1B cost transformation and revenue acceleration BU strategy

Steered a McKinsey team to define a 3-year transformation ambition and embedding governance tools, managed 10 EY performance improvement consultants on global processes transformation programmes roll-out

Established in-house performance improvement team with 32 lean six-sigma experts and project management executives, leading to 20% improvement across key delivery metrics (cost impact, schedule delivery and advocacy)

Partnered with business unit directors (“N-1s” and “N-2s”) to define BU transformation priorities and drive consensus on inter-BU compromises, set up programme management frameworks to enhance transformation cadence and coached BU heads to take over transformation ownership overtime

Managed a Bain & Co case team to restructure pilot cost base (c. 35% of Cathay total cost at the time) leading to over 20% productivity improvements per hire (£20K per year per FTE across a 3.3K FTE base)

Education
No degree
Imperial College Business School
2022 - 2023
Exec Ed in ESG & Sustainability (sponsored by Bain & Co London)
Master student
London Business School
2014 - 2015
Management
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CoachingPlus
4.3
36 Reviews
3-10 coachings à 60 minutes with CoachingPlus experts
Plus a Premium Membership (6 months)
Your carefree case interview preparation package
from USD 549
Premium + Coaching
4.7
3 Reviews
Premium membership for one year
Plus one coaching session (worth at least 149 USD)
Your ideal start for your case prep
USD 249
USD 199
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