Vikram Punwani (he/him/his) was previously a Managing Director at Bain Capital, where he was employed for 19 years. During his time at Bain Capital, Vikram was involved in expanding Bain Capital Credit’s investing capabilities in the Business Services, Software and Ground Transportation sectors by sourcing opportunities, conducting due diligence and executing over $1B of debt and equity investments across North America, Europe, Asia, Australia, and South America. Vikram also temporarily relocated to Sydney, Australia, in 2017-18 to help lead the firm’s Direct Lending and Distressed and Special Situations investments in the region. Prior to working at Bain Capital, Vikram was an Associate Consultant at Bain and Company, where he worked with clients in the technology, telecommunications, and private equity sectors. Outside of work, Vikram has a passion for community involvement. He helped create an after-school program for recent immigrants into the Cambridge community that assisted students with applications for college, finding summer internships, and the development of various life skills. Vikram holds a Bachelor of Science in Computer Science from Cornell University and a Master of Business Administration degree from Harvard Business School.