Ben Nye

  • Senior Advisor
  • Boston

Ben is a senior advisor at Bain Capital Ventures, where he serves as CEO to portfolio company Turbonomic and actively engages with portfolio companies as a board member and advisor.

Ben joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2004 as a managing director leading our infrastructure software team. In 2017, he became CEO of portfolio company Turbonomic and transitioned to a senior advisor role within Bain Capital Ventures, where he remains actively engaged with portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Ben was a senior vice president at VERITAS Software which acquired his previous company, Precise Software Solutions. At Precise, Ben served as chief operating officer and chief financial officer and helped grow revenue from $10 million to $100 million prior to going public and being acquired by VERITAS Software for $640 million. Earlier in his career, Ben was an investor at Allied Capital, at which he focused on business services, industrial and healthcare sectors.

Ben received the Exceptional Service Award for his tenure in public service as a political appointee in the U.S. Treasury Department working for Treasury Secretaries Lloyd Bentsen and Robert Rubin. He also served as a consultant in the strategy group at Mercer Management Consulting. Ben received a Ford Fellowship to attend business school for his work in truck operations at Ford Motor Company and worked as a financial analyst in PainWebber’s Transportation Group in New York and Tokyo. Ben started his career as a salmon fly fishing guide in Alaska.

Ben graduated with honors from Harvard where he served as captain of the varsity lacrosse team, class marshall and student council representative. He also graduated from Harvard Business School. Ben is a member of the Council on Foreign Relations.

Ben was named to the Forbes Midas List of Top 100 Venture Capitalists every year from 2011 to 2016. He enjoys recruiting, coaching, building and growing world class teams. His personal motto is “innovate and create.”


  • Harvard University 4 years
  • Harvard Business School 2 years
  • Ford Motor Company 3 years
  • Mercer Management Consulting 1 year
  • US Department of Treasury 4 years
  • Allied Capital 3 years
  • Precise Software 4 years
  • Bain Capital Ventures 17 years

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