Darrell Rigby is a Boston-based partner and head of Bain & Company's Global Innovation and Agile practices. He is also the former head of Bain’s Global Retail practice. He joined the firm in 1978 and was elected to the partnership in 1982. In 42 years of consulting, Mr. Rigby has led assignments in a wide variety of industries, including innovative growth strategies for more than 100 of the world’s leading companies.
Mr. Rigby is a frequent speaker and author on strategy issues, including Agile Innovation, BothBrainR innovation, Open-Market Innovation, Winning in Turbulence, and Omnichannel Retailing. He has been a keynote speaker at global business conferences, and has made media appearances on CNN Moneyline, CNBC, NPR, and Bloomberg. His research is widely published in the business pages of many U.S. and international publications, including The Harvard Business Review, The Wall Street Journal, BusinessWeek, and The Financial Times. He is a certified Scrum Master, and skilled Agile trainer, coach, and practitioner. He recently co-authored articles about Agile Innovation in the Harvard Business Review, including “The Agile C-Suite” “Agile at Scale,” and “Embracing Agile”.
Mr. Rigby is the author of the book Doing Agile Right – Transformation Without Chaos (Harvard Business Press, May 2020). In 1993, he founded and launched Bain's Management Tools Survey, a global survey on the usage, satisfaction, and effectiveness of the most widely used management tools among a broad range of senior executives. For the past 25 years, he has published Management Tools: An Executive's Guide, containing the 25 most popular and pertinent tools.
Prior to joining Bain, Mr. Rigby earned an MBA from Harvard Business School with high distinction and was a Baker Scholar. He is a graduate of Brigham Young University where he received a BS in business management, summa cum laude.