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Exclusive: Longtime Bain Capital partner retires

Mark Nunnelly is stepping down as a full-time managing director with private equity firm Bain Capital, Fortune has learned.

Nunnelly had been with Bain Capital since 1989, before which he was a partner with management consulting firm Bain & Company (out of which Bain Capital had been formed five years earlier). He was not listed as a partner on Bain Capital’s most recent private equity fund, and the Boston-based firm produced a going-away tribute to him during a recent annual meeting of limited partners.

Nunnelly’s better-known deals included Domino’s Pizza, Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Co., Odwalla and Warner Music Group. Currently, Nunnelly sits on the boards of Bloomin’ Brands, Inc. (BLMN), Apple Leisure Group, Atento, BMC Software, Dunkin’ Brands (DNKN) and Genpact (G). Word is that he plans to continue representing Bain on those boards for the foreseeable future, and also will continue to serve on past fund investment committees.

It also is worth noting that Harvard University asked Nunnelly to run its endowment back in 2005, but he demurred and the job went to Mohammed El-Erian. Current Harvard endowment chief Jane Mendillo announced earlier this week that she will leave at year-end.

Fortune has reached out to Nunnelly and a Bain spokesman, and will update this post if we hear back.

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