Governor of Massachusetts (2003-2007)
President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee for the 2002 Winter Olympic Games
Founder/CEO of Bain Capital
Mitt Romney was the 2012 Republican nominee for President of the United States. He was also a leading candidate for the Republican presidential nomination in 2008, which eventually went to John McCain.
Elected Governor of Massachusetts in 2002, Mitt Romney presided over a dramatic reversal of state fortunes and a period of sustained economic expansion. Without raising taxes or increasing debt, he balanced the budget every year of his administration, closing a $3 billion budget gap inherited when he took office. He also enacted educational reforms and in 2006 signed into law a private, market-based reform that ensures every Massachusetts citizen will have health insurance.
Already a highly successful businessman, Mitt Romney first gained international recognition for his role in turning around the 2002 Winter Olympics. With the 2002 Games mired in controversy and facing a financial crisis, Romney took over as President and CEO of the Salt Lake Organizing Committee and delivered a highly successful Games.
Previously, from 1978 to 1984, Mitt Romney was a Vice President at Bain & Company, Inc. In 1984, he founded Bain Capital, one of the U.S.’s most successful venture capital and investment companies. Bain Capital helped launch hundreds of companies on a successful course, including Staples, Bright Horizons Family Solutions, Domino’s Pizza, Sealy, Brookstone, and The Sports Authority.
In 2014, Romney premiered in his first Netflix documentary – Mitt – which chronicled his 2008 and 2012 presidential campaigns.