Bill Bain passed away quietly on January 16, 2018, at age 80. He led a low-key life in Florida after leaving Bain & Company in 1990, seventeen years after its founding in 1973. He never gave speeches or wrote books or articles. His contributions were internal and private during the years of his leadership. Bain & Company continued to prosper with his original concepts under the exceptional leadership of Orit Gadiesh, becoming one of the world's most successful strategy consulting firms. Bain Capital, which Bill formed with Mitt Romney in 1984 with $30 million in investment funds is now a powerhouse in the private equity business, with $75 billion under management.