Ed Conard is a top ten New York Times best-selling author and a visiting scholar at the American Enterprise Institute. In 2012, Ed Conard was one of the top ten most Googled authors. From 1993 to 2007, he was a partner at Bain Capital. He served as the head of Bain’s New York office and led the firm’s acquisitions of large industrial companies. He sits on several boards of directors, including the board of Waters Corporation. Prior to Bain, Conard worked for Wasserstein Perella, an investment bank that specialized in mergers and acquisitions, and Bain & Company, a management consulting firm, where he headed its industrial practice. He is a graduate of Harvard Business School and the University of Michigan.