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Sebastian Lieb
Senior Associate
London
Tel + 44 (0)20 7399 8838

Sebastian Lieb joined HarbourVest in 2014 as a senior associate to source, review, execute, and monitor buyout and growth equity co-investments.

He joined HarbourVest from Arma Partners, a global technology M&A advisory firm, where he was an associate working on buy- and sell-side transactions predominantly in the software, digital media, and financial technology sectors. Prior to that, he was an investment associate at Aurelius in Munich sourcing and executing potential acquisition opportunities and divestments across a wider range of industries.

Sebastian received a BSc in Business Administration from the University of Munich in 2009. He is fluent in German.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Rodrigo Patiño
Vice President
Bogotá
Tel +57 1 552 1404

Rodrigo Patiño first joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2008 as an associate focused on direct growth equity and buyout investments. He left the Firm to attend business school and rejoined HarbourVest’s direct investment team in 2014 in Bogotá as a vice president. He focuses on sourcing and evaluating direct co-investment opportunities and expanding HarbourVest’s presence in Latin America. Rodrigo has been involved with several of the Firm’s direct investments, including Nordax Finans, Prosol, and Polynt. 

He joined the Firm from Goldman Sachs in New York, where he spent two years evaluating direct, secondary, and partnership investments in their Private Equity Group.

Rodrigo received a BS in Economics (cum laude) in 2006 and an MBA (with honors) in 2014, both from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Originally from Peru, Rodrigo speaks Spanish, Portuguese, and French.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC Oficina de Representación

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Angela Chang
Associate
Boston
Tel + 1 617 348 3720

Angela Chang joined HarbourVest's primary partnership group as an associate in 2014 and focuses on U.S. venture, buyout, and mezzanine partnership investments.

Angela joined the Firm from J.P. Morgan in New York, where she was an investment banking analyst in the Financial Institutions Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions, equity, and debt financings.

Angela received an AB in Economics (cum laude) from Harvard College in 2012.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Jacqueline Zider
Vice President
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3663

Jackie Zider first joined HarbourVest as an associate in 2009 focused on direct investments and became a senior associate in 2011. She left the Firm to attend business school and rejoined HarbourVest’s direct investment team in 2014 after completing her MBA. Jackie focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-investments. She has played a key role in the completion of many new investments, including CareCentrix, Nexidia, and York Risk Services Group. Additionally, she monitored and advised several direct portfolio companies including Acclaris, Mimeo, PJ Trailers, and Xpressdocs. 

Jackie's previous experience includes three years with Morgan Stanley, where she was an investment banking analyst in the Global Power & Utility Group in New York and the Corporate Finance Group in San Francisco. Her prior experience also includes a position at McKesson Corporation.

She received an AB in Molecular Biology from Princeton University in 2006 and an MBA in Health Care Management (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2014. Jackie speaks conversational Italian.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Associate

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Nelly Markova
Senior Associate
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 2959

Nelly Markova joined HarbourVest in 2014 as a senior associate. She is involved in sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring buyout and growth equity investment opportunities.

Nelly previously worked at The Boston Consulting Group in Munich as a consultant within the Corporate Finance and Development Group. She focused on commercial due diligence, financial and operational restructuring projects for industrials, and energy and financial services. She also worked as a summer associate at Goldman Sachs within the Natural Resources group.

Nelly holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and an LLM in Commercial and Corporate Finance Law. She received a Computer Science degree from Technical University of Munich in 2008. She is fluent in German and speaks Bulgarian and Russian.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Michael Taylor
Managing Director
Tokyo
Tel +81 3 3284 4326

Michael Taylor joined HarbourVest in 1998. He is a managing director focused on primary partnership investing. In 2014, Michael relocated to Asia to complement our local teams and act as a member of our global leadership team in Asia. Michael has experience across all investment areas of the HarbourVest platform – in addition to his current focus on partnership fund investments, he was originally a member of the direct team and also focused on secondary interests in partnerships and direct portfolio acquisitions.  He serves on the advisory boards of partnerships managed by Battery Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Pamlico Capital, Spark Capital, Stone Point Capital, Ventizz Capital Partners, and Vestar Capital Partners. Michael also serves or has served on the Board of Directors of Earth Networks (weatherbug.com), CCBN (acquired by Thomson Financial), and Kimo.com (acquired by Yahoo!). 

He joined HarbourVest after several years with Morgan Stanley’s investment banking division. Michael served as a Lieutenant Commander with the United States Navy, as a Naval Aviator.

He received a BS (with distinction) from the United States Naval Academy in 1986 and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.

HarbourVest Partners (Japan) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Kyle Dowd
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3824

Kyle Dowd joined HarbourVest’s secondary investment team as an associate in 2014. He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of company investments and structured transactions.

Kyle joined the Firm from Wells Fargo Securities in Houston, where he was an analyst in the Energy Investment Banking Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions and financing transactions in the oil and natural gas sectors.  

Kyle received a BE in Mechanical Engineering from Vanderbilt University in 2012.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Alexander Mackinger
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3822

Alexander Mackinger joined HarbourVest’s secondary investment team as an associate in 2014. He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of company investments and structured transactions. 

Alex joined the Firm from Jefferies LLC, where he was an investment banking analyst in the Business Services and Global Industrials Groups. 

Alex received a BA (summa cum laude) in International Relations and Spanish from Bucknell University in 2008 and a JD (magna cum laude) from Boston University School of Law in 2011.  Alex is fluent in German and speaks conversational Spanish.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Nick Bellisario
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3821

Nick Bellisario joined HarbourVest’s secondary investment team as an associate in 2014.  He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of company investments and structured transactions.

Nick joined the Firm from Wells Fargo Securities, where he was an investment banking analyst in the Mergers and Acquisitions Group focusing on a broad range of M&A and strategic advisory transactions across various industries. 

Nick received a BS in Finance from Wake Forest University in 2012.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Jesse Andrews
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3641

Jesse Andrews joined HarbourVest’s primary partnership group as an associate in 2014 and focuses on U.S. venture, buyout, and mezzanine partnership investments.

Jesse joined the Firm from Wells Fargo Securities in Charlotte, NC, where he was an investment banking analyst in the Leveraged Finance and Real Estate Syndicated Finance Groups.

Jesse received a dual BS and MS in Finance from the University of Florida in 2010 and 2011.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Associate, Custom Solutions

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Nadine Rumble
Senior Associate, Custom Solutions
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3517

Nadine Rumble joined HarbourVest’s client relations team as a senior associate in 2014. As a member of the Custom Solutions team, Nadine focuses on developing, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing investors seeking tailored programs.

Nadine joined the Firm from eBay, where she was a manager on the Emerging Verticals team, responsible for defining and executing business development strategies and product launches from concept design to marketing implementation. Prior to eBay, Nadine spent six years at Barclays Capital.

Nadine received a BA in Economics from Wellesley College in 2004 and an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business in 2012.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Michael Dean
Principal
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3808

Michael Dean joined HarbourVest in 2014 as a principal on the secondary investment team to focus on real assets.

Michael joined the Firm from Mekata Investment Group, where he served as the Head of Real Assets. Prior to that, he was Director of Investments at real estate investment firm Ithecus Capital Group.

Michael received a BBA from Baylor University in 1998 and speaks conversational Spanish.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Associate

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Martin Yung
Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5643

Martin Yung joined HarbourVest’s Hong Kong-based subsidiary in 2014 as a senior associate on the secondary investment team. He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of company investments and structured transactions. 

Martin joined the Firm from Pomona Capital, where he was responsible for sourcing and executing secondary investments and monitoring the primary fund of funds program in the Asia Pacific region. Prior to that, he held a number of roles at Paul Capital and Lloyds Banking Group in London and Hong Kong.

Martin received a BSc in Mathematics from University of Warwick in 2006. He speaks fluent Cantonese and basic Mandarin.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Jonas Meister
Associate
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 2955

Jonas Meister joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary as an associate in 2014. He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of company investments and structured transactions.

Jonas joined the Firm from Pantheon Ventures, where he was an associate on the European investment team covering primary, secondary, and direct co-investments. Prior to Pantheon, Jonas spent two years as an investment banking analyst at ING in London.

He received a BSc in International Business from Maastricht University in 2008 and an MSc in Finance & Investments from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University in 2010. Jonas speaks fluent German.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Kanji Takenaka
Vice President
Tokyo
Tel +81 3 3284 4322

Kanji Takenaka joined HarbourVest in 2014 to focus on enhancing and building relationships with institutional investors and general partners in Japan.

He joined the Firm from Simplex Real Estate Management, where he was a member of the board of directors. Prior to Simplex, Kanji spent six years at Fortress Investment Group in New York, where his responsibilities included business development for Japan, risk control, and portfolio management for Fortress’ fund-of-funds products and credit investment funds.  Prior to Fortress, Kanji held various positions at Norinchukin Bank, including in its Credit and Alternative Investment Division.

Kanji received a BA from Waseda University in 1998 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2005. Kanji speaks fluent Japanese and English.

HarbourVest Partners (Japan) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Wiley Wilson
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3775

Wiley Wilson joined HarbourVest’s direct investment team as an associate in 2014 to source, review, execute, and monitor direct investments.

Wiley joined the Firm after two years at Needham & Company in Boston, where he was an analyst in the Technology Investment Banking group.

He received an AB in Economics from Harvard College in 2012.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Joel Hwang
Vice President
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3558

Joel Hwang joined HarbourVest’s direct investment team in 2014 and focuses on originating, evaluating, and executing growth equity, buyout, and mezzanine investments in operating companies.  He first joined HarbourVest in 2008 as an associate on the secondary investment team, where he played a key role in the acquisition of a direct portfolio held by Arcapita Inc. and the spin-out of Tenaya Capital, the venture capital business of Lehman Brothers.  He rejoined the Firm in 2014 after receiving his MBA. 

In addition to his time at HarbourVest, Joel spent two years as an investment banking analyst in Citigroup’s Global Technology Group, where he focused on mergers and acquisitions and equity and debt financings for technology services and software companies.  His prior experience also includes positions with Sterling Partners and Cisco Systems. 

Joel received a BA in Economics (magna cum laude) from Dartmouth College in 2006 and an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2013.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President, Legal and Compliance Officer

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Kapil Kirpalani
Vice President, Legal and Compliance Officer
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5649

Kapil Kirpalani joined HarbourVest in 2014 as Vice President, Legal and Compliance Officer in Hong Kong with responsibility for the Firm’s Asia compliance program and assisting with legal and compliance matters relating to the Firm’s global operations and products.

He joined HarbourVest from Ortus Capital Management, where he served as Legal Counsel and was a member of the Management Committee. Kapil’s prior experience also includes six years as Director of Legal and Chief Compliance Officer at Pacific Harbor Capital.

Kapil received an LLB (with honors) from the University of Durham in 2003 and an LLM from Nottingham Law School. He also holds a post-graduate diploma in International Corporate Law from the London School of Economics and Political Science.  He speaks German and conversational Cantonese and Mandarin.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate Director, Portfolio Development

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Richard Hickman
Associate Director, Portfolio Development
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9847

Richard Hickman joined HarbourVest in early 2014 to focus on the activities of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a closed-end investment company that invests in and alongside HarbourVest-managed funds.  Richard analyzes and evaluates transaction and corporate opportunities, and manages communications with HVPE stakeholders. 

He joined the Firm after seven years with 3i plc, where he most recently served as a manager in the business planning and analysis group.  His experience also includes working as a manager in Deloitte’s finance and operations management team in London.

Richard is a member of the Chartered Institute of Management Accountants and received a BSc in Economic History from The London School of Economics and Political Science in 2001.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Analyst

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Dawan Koo, CFA
Analyst
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5635

Dawan Koo joined HarbourVest's Hong Kong-based subsidiary in early 2014 as an analyst focused on supporting investment activity and investor relations in Korea and Japan. 

He joined the firm from Sanford C. Bernstein in Hong Kong, a research-driven asset management firm, where he was a senior associate in the equity research department. Dawan's prior experience also includes equity research at Credit Suisse AG. 

Dawan received a BA (magna cum laude) in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University in 2010. In 2014, he received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation from the CFA Institute.  A Korean native, he speaks fluent Korean, business level Mandarin, and conversational Cantonese.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President, Direct Investment Controller

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Igor Rudfeld, CFA
Vice President, Direct Investment Controller
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3745

Igor Rudfeld joined HarbourVest’s accounting team in 1997 and became a direct investment controller in 2007.  He is primarily responsible for overseeing the reporting and valuation of direct investments and co-investments.  Igor is also involved in a range of technology initiatives, including the development of portfolio accounting and analytics databases to increase reporting transparency. 

His previous experience includes a position as a staff accountant at Medical Science Partners and a role at Exelixis Pharmaceuticals. 

Igor received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting and Finance from Northeastern University in 1996 and an MS in Accounting from Suffolk University in 2001. He speaks Russian.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Olav König
Managing Director
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9831

Olav König joined the Firm in 2013 as managing director.  He leads the firm’s sales and client service activities in EMEA and focuses on managing relationships with investors and their advisers.

Prior to joining the Firm, he was a partner with Eaton Partners, a global placement agent where he was responsible for Europe and focused on German-speaking countries and U.K.-based investors, and a Managing Director for Capital Dynamics, a global private equity asset manager where he was responsible for establishing a global business development team and covering key clients.  Earlier in his career, he worked for Sitka Partners and Dresdner Kleinwort Benson. 

Olav received a Master of Law in 1995 and studied at Bonn, Freiburg, and Kiel University in Germany.  He is a fully qualified German lawyer ("Rechtsanwalt").  Olav speaks German.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Daniel Soli
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 8343

Dan Soli joined HarbourVest’s direct investment group as an associate in 2013 to source, review, execute, and monitor direct investments. 

Dan joined the Firm from Harris Williams & Co., where he was an analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions, Industrial group. 

He received a BS in Finance from Trinity University in 2009 and a MS in Finance from The Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University in 2011.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Victor Ko
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3890

Victor Ko joined HarbourVest’s secondary investment team as an associate in 2013.  He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of company investments and structured transactions. 

Victor joined the Firm from Jefferies & Company in New York, where he was an investment banking analyst in the Business Services Group. 

Victor received a BA in Economics from University of Chicago in 2010.  He speaks fluent Korean.  

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Elliott Campbell
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3659

Elliott Campbell joined HarbourVest’s secondary investment team as an associate in 2013.  He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of company investments and structured transactions. 

Elliott joined the Firm from Wells Fargo Securities, where he was an analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group originating, structuring, underwriting, and executing senior debt financing to support mergers and recapitalizations. 

Elliott received a BA in Political Science from Davidson College in 2011.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Greg Ciesielski
Vice President
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9818

Greg Ciesielski first joined HarbourVest in Boston as an associate in 2007 focused on secondary investments, transferred to the London office in 2008, and worked in the Firm’s Hong Kong office during business school.  He rejoined the Firm's London-based secondary investment team in 2013 after receiving his MBA.  Greg focuses on global secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of limited partnership interests, portfolios of direct investments, and structured transactions.  He has played a key role in several transactions, including the secondary direct acquisition of 3i’s remaining venture portfolio by DFJ Esprit’s Encore Ventures and the spin out of Phase4 Ventures, the life science venture capital business of Nomura. 

Prior to HarbourVest, worked at Bear Stearns & Co. Inc for two years as an investment banking analyst in the Global Healthcare Group in New York executing a variety of transactions, including mergers and acquisitions, leveraged buyouts, and debt and equity financings. 

Greg received a BS in Business with a concentration in Finance from Indiana University in 2005 and an MBA from Columbia Business School in 2013.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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John Pollock, CFA
Associate
Boston
+1 617 348 3690

John Pollock joined HarbourVest’s primary partnership group as an associate in 2013 and focuses on U.S. venture, buyout, and mezzanine partnership investments. 

John joined the Firm from Cambridge Associates, a Boston-based investment consulting firm, where he was an associate consultant advising foundations, endowments, and pension funds and conducting due diligence on private equity funds in the buyout, distressed debt, energy, and agriculture sectors. 

John received a BS (with honors) in Management from Boston College in 2009.  In 2013, he received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Dustin Willard
Vice President
Boston
+1 617 348 3834

Dustin Willard first joined HarbourVest as an associate in 2008 focused on secondary investments and rejoined the Firm's secondary investment team in 2013 after receiving his MBA.  Dustin currently focuses on global secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of limited partnership interests, portfolios of direct investments, and structured transactions.  He has played a key role on several transactions, including the secondary direct acquisition of 20 Asian private equity interests by NewQuest Capital Partners, a private equity fund backed by HarbourVest to acquire the assets from Bank of America Merrill Lynch. 

In addition to his time at HarbourVest (which included a summer internship while attending business school), Dustin's prior experience includes working for Wachovia Securities in Charlotte, NC, where he was an investment banking analyst in the Leveraged Finance Group, concentrating on structuring, underwriting, and execution of high yield debt transactions for leveraged buyouts and recapitalizations. 

Dustin received a BS in Economics and Political Science from Duke University in 2006 and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management in 2013.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Direct Portfolio Associate

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Todd DeAngelo
Direct Portfolio Associate
Boston
+1 617 348 3618

Todd DeAngelo joined HarbourVest’s portfolio analytics team in 2010 and became a direct portfolio associate in 2013.  Todd focuses on analyzing and monitoring growth equity and buyout portfolio investments.  He began his career with the Firm’s portfolio analytics team, where he compiled, monitored, and analyzed underlying partnership and secondary investment data received from third party managers. 

He received a BS (magna cum laude) in Economics and Finance from Bentley University in 2010 and an MBA from the Bentley University McCallum Graduate School of Business in 2012. 

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Miras Mami, CFA
Associate
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9830

Miras Mami joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary as an associate in 2013 to focus on growth equity and buyout investments in European companies. 

Miras joined HarbourVest from ING in London, where he was an analyst focused on origination and execution of M&A and general corporate finance transactions in Europe.  At ING, Miras worked on M&A transactions in the luxury goods, food retail, industrial metals, business services, transportation and mining sectors, as well as capital markets transactions in the financial services sector. 

Miras received a BSc in Economics in 2009 and an MSc in Economics in 2010, both from University College London. In 2014, he received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation. Miras speaks fluent Russian.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Alun Lewis
Principal
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5630

Alun Lewis joined HarbourVest in 2013 to focus on mezzanine, credit, and senior loan investments.  

He joined the Firm after 12 years at The Royal Bank of Scotland, where he most recently spent four years managing the Bank’s non-core team in the Asia Pacific region. This included credit responsibility for a portfolio of structured credit assets predominantly made up of loans but also a number of infrastructure equity positions. In 2005, he established the RBS Leveraged Finance team in Australia and was actively involved in successfully completing 20 transactions between 2005 and 2008. Alun was previously a member of the RBS Leveraged Finance team in France and previously worked at National Westminster Bank in the U.K. for ten years.

He has a HNC in Business Studies and is an Associate of the Chartered Institute of Bankers and the Australian Institute of Directors.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Lenny Li
Associate
Boston
+1 617 348 3594

Lenny Li joined HarbourVest’s direct investment group as an associate in 2013 to source, review, execute, and monitor direct investments. 

Lenny joined the Firm from AGC Partners, where he was an investment banking analyst advising emerging growth technology companies on mergers and acquisitions and private placement financings. 

He received a BA (magna cum laude) in Chemistry and Economics from Dartmouth College in 2008 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2010.   

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Analyst, Client and Consultant Relations

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Aiko Adachi
Analyst, Client and Consultant Relations
Tokyo
Tel +81 3 3284 4323

Aiko Adachi joined HarbourVest in 2013 to coordinate, monitor, and enhance relationships with new and existing Japanese investors and consultants.  

Aiko joined HarbourVest from Advent International in Tokyo, where she focused on investor relations as the coordinator of the Limited Partner Support team.  Her prior experience includes positions at Alix Partners Asia and AlphaPurchase Co. 

Aiko received a Bachelor of English Literature degree in 1997 from Sophia University in Tokyo.  While pursuing her degree, she spent a semester at Royal Holloway, University of London.  Aiko speaks fluent Japanese and English.

HarbourVest Partners (Japan) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Analyst

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Chang Liu
Analyst
Beijing
Tel +86 10 5706 8603

Chang Liu joined HarbourVest in 2013 as an analyst focused on supporting client services and investment activities in China. 

He joined the firm from Poalim Asia Direct in Beijing, a subsidiary of Poalim Capital Markets, where he was an analyst supporting fundraising for foreign venture capital and private equity funds in the Asia market and evaluating co-investment opportunities in start-up companies in the high-tech sector.  

Chang received a BA (magna cum laude) in Economics and a BA in Mathematics from Brandeis University in 2012.  He speaks fluent Mandarin.

HarbourVest Investment Consulting (Beijing) Company Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Jaganath Swamy
Vice President
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5636

Jaganath Swamy joined HarbourVest in early 2013 to focus on primary investments in India and Southeast Asia. 

Jaganath joined HarbourVest from Northgate Capital in Delhi, where he was a principal with overall responsibility for developing and growing Indian fund investments and was co-lead for South East Asia investments.  Prior to that, Jaganath was a Founding Director of Ananta Capital, co-founding a specialized acquisition vehicle in the specialty and advanced materials space in India and led fundraising, negotiating with potential acquisition targets, and developing post-investment strategy. Prior to graduate school, he was a business analyst and junior associate at Mckinsey and Company in Mumbai and Singapore, focused on private equity and M&A projects, including the evaluation, due diligence, and monitoring of Indian partnerships.  He was also a team leader at Evalueserve Inc. in India, co-leading the financial services and investment advisory division to provide strategic financial research, private equity due diligence, and deal advisory services to clients in the U.S. and Europe. 

He received a Bachelor of Technology in Civil Engineering from Indian Institute of Technology in Delhi in 2001 and an MBA (with honors) from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2009.  He speaks Hindi, Telugu, and Oriya.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President, Regulatory Compliance

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Danielle Green
Vice President, Regulatory Compliance
Boston
+1 617 348 3644

Danielle Green joined HarbourVest in 2012 as Vice President, Regulatory Compliance and plays a lead role in the evolution and maintenance of the Firm’s global regulatory compliance program. 

She joined HarbourVest from Alcion Ventures in Boston, where she served as Chief Compliance Officer and Counsel.  Prior to that, Danielle was Compliance Director at Bain Capital in Boston.  Her other experience includes positions at the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission and at Delta Equity Services Corporation. 

Danielle received a BA in Sociology and Communications (cum laude) from Trinity College in 1999 and a JD (cum laude) from Widener University School of Law in 2006.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President and Fund Controller

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Tony Cobuzzi, CPA
Vice President and Fund Controller
Boston
+1 617 348 3843

Tony Cobuzzi joined HarbourVest in 2008 as an accounting manager and was promoted to fund controller in 2009.  He manages a team of private equity accountants that produces financial reports and statements for HarbourVest funds.  Tony leads the development and ongoing management of HarbourVest’s annually-issued report on internal controls, the SSAE 16. 

Tony has extensive experience as a senior level executive in finance and operations within privately-held companies in the sports and entertainment industry.  His previous experience also includes a position as a certified public accountant and audit supervisor with Coopers and Lybrand. 

Tony received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from Merrimack College in 1987.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President and Director of Information Technology

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Ellen Christy
Vice President and Director of Information Technology
Boston
+1 617 348 3529

Ellen Christy joined HarbourVest in 2000 as the Director of Information Technology.  She leads the Firm’s global information technology operations and strategic initiatives involving systems, infrastructure, security, telecommunications and mobility.  In addition, she oversees all internal systems development and quality assurance objectives.  In 2001, Ellen founded the Private Equity Chief Technology Officer (PECTO) Network, which has grown into an international information technology peer group among private equity and venture capital firms within the U.S. and abroad.  Ellen also serves on the advisory board of the MidSize Enterprise Summit, where she assists and advises on the content and structure of technology events.

Ellen joined HarbourVest from Palmer & Dodge, LLC, where she was Assistant Director of IT. 

Ellen holds a degree from Marian Court College.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President and Fund Controller

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Cory Cook, CPA
Vice President and Fund Controller
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3675

Cory Cook joined HarbourVest in 2002 as a private equity accountant and was promoted to fund controller in 2009.  She manages a team of private equity accountants that produces quarterly reports and semi-annual financial statements for HarbourVest funds.  In addition, she is the accounting controller for HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a closed-end investment company that invests in and alongside HarbourVest-managed funds. 

Cory joined HarbourVest from Arthur Andersen where she was a senior auditor. 

Cory received a BS in Accounting (cum laude) from Villanova University in 1999.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President and Fund Controller

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Kelli Finnegan, CPA
Vice President and Fund Controller
Boston
+1 617 348 3699

Kelli Finnegan joined HarbourVest in 2004 as an accounting manager and was promoted to fund controller in 2009.  She produces quarterly reports and semi-annual financial statements for HarbourVest funds and manages a team of private equity accountants.  Kelli also works closely with the firm’s external auditors to manage the year-end audit and financial statement process.  In addition, she coordinates the accounting and finance team’s process for responding to investor inquiries while working closely with investors and third parties to respond to requests. 

Kelli joined HarbourVest from BISYS, where she was a group manager for the Fund-of-Funds reporting group as well as private equity clients.  Prior to that she was an accounting manager at PwC, where she supported private equity and venture capital clients.  Her previous experience also includes a position as an internal auditor with Fleet Bank. 

Kelli received a BS in Accounting from Providence College in 1994.  She is also fluent in American Sign Language (ASL).

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President, Investor Communications

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Deirdre Whann
Vice President, Investor Communications
Boston
+1 617 348 3813

Deirdre Whann joined HarbourVest in 2002.  Leading the investor communications team, she works alongside the firm’s investment, finance, and analytics teams to manage all forms of investor communications, including annual and semi-annual fund reports and updates, capital call and distribution notices, webcasts, thought pieces, and other targeted materials.  Deirdre also coordinates communications for HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited, a publicly-listed closed-end investment company listed on Euronext Amsterdam and the London Stock Exchange that invests in and alongside HarbourVest-managed funds. 

She joined HarbourVest from the marketing team at Baring Asset Management (Boston), where she managed North American sales support and consultant communications.  Her prior experience also includes customer service positions at Putnam Investments. 

Deirdre received a BA in Political Science from Boston College in 1993.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Managing Director

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D. Brooks Zug, CFA
Senior Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3705

Brooks Zug is a senior managing director of HarbourVest Partners, LLC and a founder of the Firm.  He is responsible for overseeing primary, secondary, and direct investments.  He joined the corporate finance department of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1977, and, in 1982, co-founded Hancock Venture Partners, which later became HarbourVest Partners.  He serves as an advisory committee member for a number of U.S. and European private equity partnerships, including funds managed by Accel Partners, Advent International, Doughty Hanson, Permira, Silver Lake Partners, and TA Associates.  Brooks is also a director of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a Guernsey-registered closed-end investment company listed on the Specialist Funds Market of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam by NYSE Euronext. 

Brooks is a past Trustee of Lehigh University and a current Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra.  He received a BS from Lehigh University in 1967 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1970.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Saket Puri
Associate
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5647

Saket Puri joined HarbourVest's Hong Kong-based subsidiary in 2012 as an associate focused on sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring Asian partnership and direct co-investments. 

He joined the Firm after completing his MBA.  Prior to that, he was at The National Investor (TNI) in Dubai, where he evaluated and executed private equity investments across a range of industries in the Middle East and India for three years.  Prior to TNI, he held analyst positions in the Technology Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Jefferies & Company, and the Technology Investment Banking Group at Needham & Company, both in New York.  While completing his MBA, he interned at Goldman Sachs’ Investment Banking Division in Singapore.  

Saket received a BS in Business Management with a concentration in Finance in 2003 from Babson College, and an MBA with a double major in Accounting and Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 2012.  A native of India, Saket speaks fluent Hindi. 

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Mark Nydam
Principal
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3546

Mark Nydam joined HarbourVest in 2012 and focuses on clean technology and renewable energy investments and managing relationships with clients and prospects.  He joined the Firm from PCG Asset Management, where he created and led the Clean Energy and Technology Group as well as international business development efforts.  Mark brings more than 15 years of experience in private equity and more than 20 years of experience in the global energy sector including clean technologies and renewable energy. 

Prior to joining PCG Asset Management, Mark was a program director and principal at Booz Allen Hamilton where he directed private equity-related clean technology and renewable energy engagements in the Middle East.  Before that, Mark founded Signal Hill Advisors, an advisory firm providing venture capital firms and their portfolio companies with investment and strategy advisory services.  Prior to Signal Hill, he was a principal at L.E.K. Consulting providing top-tier private equity firms with investment strategy, investment identification, and investment due diligence advisory services. 

Mark received a BS and MS in Geology and Geophysics from Yale University in 1982.  He also received a Masters in International Relations and an MBA (with honors) from the University of Chicago in 1990.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Justin Lane
Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3575

Justin Lane joined HarbourVest’s secondary investment team as an associate in 2012.  He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of company investments and structured transactions. 

Justin joined the Firm from Wells Fargo Securities, where he was an associate in the Energy Investment Banking Group covering companies operating in the oil and natural gas sectors. 

Justin received a BA in Economics and a BA in Managerial Studies (with honors) from Rice University in 2007. 

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Associate

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Dominic Goh
Senior Associate
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5642

Dominic Goh joined HarbourVest’s secondary investment team as a senior associate in 2012.  He focuses on analyzing, structuring, and monitoring portfolios of direct investments, structured transactions, and other secondary private equity opportunities. 

Dominic was previously at Coller Capital where he evaluated secondary opportunities, and contributed to deal sourcing and fundraising efforts in Asia.  Prior to that, he was an investment banking associate at ABN AMRO London in the Financial Institutions Group. 

Dominic received a BSc in Accounting & Finance (First Class Honours) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2005.  Dominic is fluent in Mandarin. 

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Associate

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Alice Song
Associate
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5648

Alice Song joined HarbourVest’s Hong Kong-based subsidiary in 2012 as an analyst in the primary partnership group to analyze, monitor, and report on Asian partnership investments. 

She joined the Firm from Oliver Wyman Financial Services in Hong Kong, where she was a consultant developing framework and strategy for financial institution platforms.  Prior to her time at Wyman, she was an Equity Research Analyst at Ulland Investment Advisors in the U.S., where she analyzed and reported on companies in the financial services, energy, telecommunication, and healthcare sectors.

Alice received a BA (summa cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa) in Economics from Carleton College in 2008 and an MSc in Finance (with distinction) from the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2010.  She speaks fluent Mandarin.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President, Client and Consultant Relations

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Wladimir Ortega
Vice President, Client and Consultant Relations
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3553

Wladimir Ortega joined HarbourVest’s client relations team in 2012 as a vice president to coordinate, monitor, and enhance relationships with new and existing investors and consultants. 

Wladimir was previously Director of Institutional Sales for the Alternative Investments division of Credit Suisse in New York.  His prior positions include Director of Business Development for Darby Private Equity, a Franklin Templeton wholly owned subsidiary, where he was responsible for investor coverage in the North and Latin American territories; Chief Investment Officer for Private Equity Fund of Funds at Arcano Capital USA, Inc.; Senior Investment Officer for Private Markets at the New York City Retirement Systems where he advised the pension systems on private equity investment opportunities; and Investment Manager of the Private Equity Fund of Funds Group at AXA Private Equity.  

Wladimir received a BBA from the Lubin School of Business at Pace University in 1993 and speaks fluent Spanish. 

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President and U.S. Counsel

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Monique Austin
Vice President and U.S. Counsel
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3539

Monique Austin joined HarbourVest in 2012 as U.S. Counsel.  She focuses on fund formation, corporate governance, and general legal support for business and operational matters. 

Prior to joining HarbourVest, Monique spent eight years at Craig and Macauley Professional Corporation representing public and private companies across transactional, regulatory, and operational matters.  Her prior experience also includes a position with Testa Hurwitz & Thibeault, LLP, where she assisted with venture capital fund formation and debt and equity financings.  

Monique received a BA (magna cum laude) in Political Science from Boston College in 2000 and a JD (cum laude) from Boston University School of Law in 2003. 

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President, U.K. Legal and Compliance Officer

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Nicholas Du Cros
Vice President, U.K. Legal and Compliance Officer
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 2951

Nick du Cros joined HarbourVest in 2012 as U.K. Legal and Compliance Officer, with responsibility for the Firm’s U.K. compliance program and assisting with legal and compliance matters relating to the firm’s global operations and products.  

Nick joined HarbourVest from Pyramis Global Advisors (UK) Limited, the London affiliate of Fidelity Investments’ institutional asset management group, where he oversaw regulatory compliance and governance matters in the U.K. and Ireland.  His prior positions include Head of Institutional Legal EMEA with Fidelity Worldwide, Legal Counsel for Mercers Global Investments, and Head of European Legal at Barclays Global Investors. 

Nick received a Bachelor of Law from University of Western Australia in 1991, a Masters in Taxation from University of Sydney in 1995, and a Masters in Applied Finance from Macquarie University in 1996.   

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Sally Shan
Managing Director
Beijing
Tel +86 10 5706 8698

Sally Shan joined HarbourVest in 2012 as a managing director.  She focuses on building and enhancing relationships with institutional investors and general partners in China. 

Sally joined the Firm from JPMorgan Securities Asia Pacific, where she served as managing director and Head of Technology Investment Banking since 2006.  Prior to that, Sally spent ten years at Lehman Brothers’ Global Technology Investment Banking group in the Silicon Valley and New York.  Earlier in her career, Sally worked at private equity firm ASIMCO, focused on direct investments in China. 

She received a BA in Economics from Renmin University in Beijing in 1992 and an MBA from Yale School of Management in 1997.  She speaks fluent Mandarin.

HarbourVest Investment Consulting (Beijing) Company Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal and Chief Operating Officer, European Listed Products

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Stuart Howard, ACA
Principal and Chief Operating Officer, European Listed Products
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9815

Stuart Howard joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2012 and is responsible for overseeing HarbourVest’s role in the operations of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (“HVPE”).  In his role as COO, European Listed Products, Stuart continues to implement HarbourVest’s vision of providing access to private equity and private debt through listed companies.  

Stuart joined the Firm from 3i, where he spent over ten years, most recently as Chief Operating Officer for Asia and the Americas.  He has also held senior positions within 3i Infrastructure plc and 3i’s Quoted Private Equity plc.  Prior to 3i, Stuart held positions at Credit Agricole and Deloitte, where he undertook his accountancy training. 

Stuart is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales and received a BSc (Econ) in Government and Politics from Swansea University in 1994.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President, Client and Consultant Relations

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Nhora Otálora
Vice President, Client and Consultant Relations
Bogotá
Tel +57 1 552 1403

Nhora Otálora joined HarbourVest as a senior associate in 2012 and became a vice president in 2013. She currently focuses on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing Latin American investors and consultants. 

Nhora joined HarbourVest from Bancoldex S.A. in Colombia, where she was a private equity associate responsible for structuring a program to build the private equity and venture capital ecosystem in Colombia, managing relationships with fund managers and institutional investors, and monitoring venture capital and private equity statistics for Colombia.  Her prior experience includes positions at Fundación Coomeva, where she analyzed companies and new business opportunities for small enterprises; and Banco de Bogotá, where she developed small business relationships.

Nhora received a degree in Financial Administration from Ibague University in 2005 and a Masters in Global Administration from Tulane and Icesi Universities in 2012.  As a native of Colombia, Nhora speaks fluent Spanish.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC Oficina de Representación

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Ian Lane
Principal
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3592

Ian Lane joined HarbourVest in 2003 as an associate focused on direct investments in operating companies.  He left the Firm to attend business school and rejoined HarbourVest after receiving his MBA.  Ian currently focuses on direct investments in venture, buyout, and mezzanine transactions in the U.S. and other regions.  Ian serves as a board member or board observer at Acclaris, Batanga, Nexidia, Plato Learning, ReCommunity, Sepaton, and Wayfair.  He has been involved with several of the firm's other direct investments, including Carlile Bancshares, CareCentrix, Datatel, Digital Insight, eTapestry, Fundtech, Harbour Florida Community Bank, Hub International, Lightower, M-Qube, Miller Heiman, National Cardiovascular Partners, Outbrain, Planview, Secure- 24, SevOne, Towne Park, and Videology.  Additionally, Ian serves on the Board of Overseers at Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center, a patient care, teaching and research affiliate of Harvard Medical School.

Ian’s previous experience includes two years with J.P. Morgan in New York and Chicago where he was an investment banking analyst in the mergers and acquisitions group.  Additionally, while earning his undergraduate degree, Ian founded and managed a chain of martial arts schools in Florida. 

Ian received a dual BS/MS, with honors, in Accounting from the University of Florida in 2001 and an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he graduated with distinction in 2008.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Amanda Outerbridge
Principal
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3518

Amanda Outerbridge joined HarbourVest's primary partnership team in Boston as an analyst in 2000 and focused on U.S. partnership investments, particularly in the healthcare sector.  She transferred to the Firm's London-based subsidiary in 2007, where she evaluated and monitored European venture capital and buyout partnership investments.  She also spent two years in HarbourVest's Hong Kong subsidiary, where she concentrated on partnership investments in Asia Pacific and emerging markets.  Amanda returned to Boston in 2008 and was promoted to principal in 2010. 

Her previous experience includes internships with XL Capital Ltd and the Bank of Bermuda. 

She received a BS (summa cum laude) in Business Administration from Babson College in 2000.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal, Client and Consultant Relations

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Simon Lund
Principal, Client and Consultant Relations
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5633

Simon Lund joined the Firm's London-based subsidiary in 2010 to concentrate on managing relationships with new investors and their advisers.  In 2011, he transferred to the Firm's Hong Kong-based subsidiary to focus on managing relationships in Asia Pacific. 

He joined the Firm from SVG, a London-based private equity fund-of-funds manager, where he focused on the marketing and distribution of their funds to institutional investors.  He opened SVG's Singapore office and served as a Director of SVG Advisers (Singapore) Pte Ltd.  Prior to that, he was the Marketing Director at SVG Advisers Limited in London. 

He received a MA (with honors) in Economic History and Economics from the University of Edinburgh in 1991. He qualified as a Chartered Accountant with Arthur Andersen.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal, Client and Consultant Relations

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Aris Hatch
Principal, Client and Consultant Relations
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3790

Aris Hatch joined HarbourVest’s client relations team in 2008. She leads the Firm’s development of customized separate account solutions and focuses on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing investors and consultants. 

Aris joined the Firm from Rock Maple Funds, a New York-based asset manager and fund of hedge funds, where she served as a vice president and chief administrative officer of the client service group responsible for global investor relations and development.  Prior to that, she spent four years with Advent International in Boston, where she was responsible for relationship management and fundraising in North America.  Aris began her career as a market strategy consultant at Ernst & Young. 

She received a BA (cum laude) in English from Wellesley College in 1999 and speaks Spanish and Greek.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Equity Trader and Distribution Manager

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Jessica Auchterlonie
Equity Trader and Distribution Manager
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3759

Jecca Auchterlonie joined HarbourVest as an equity trader and distribution manager in 2006.  She is responsible for all aspects of partnership and direct investment public stock liquidation.

Jecca joined the Firm from TA Associates in Boston, where she was a trading and compliance manager focused on all portfolio company securities transactions for private equity funds, as well as all Section 16 and Rule 144 compliance.

Jecca received a BA (cum laude) from Lynchburg College in 1993 and an MBA from the Simmons School of Management in 2002.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Associate

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Thomas Joly
Senior Associate
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9849

Thomas Joly joined HarbourVest's London-based subsidiary in 2011 to focus on secondary investments, primarily in Europe. 

He joined HarbourVest from Hermes GPE, where he spent two years as an analyst evaluating primary, secondary, and direct private equity investments.  Prior to that, he spent two years as an equity analyst at AXA Investment Managers in Paris, conducting research for their long-only public equity investment fund.

Thomas received a Master in Finance from Dauphine University Paris IX in 2006 and an MSC Investment Management with distinction from Cass Business School in London in 2009.  Thomas speaks French.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Associate

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Matthew Cheng
Senior Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 8378

Matt Cheng joined HarbourVest's direct investment group as an associate in 2011 to source, review, execute, and monitor direct investments. 

Matt joined the Firm from Credit Suisse in New York, where he was an investment banking analyst in the Global Industrials Group, focusing on mergers, acquisitions, and debt and equity financings. 

He received a BA (with high honors) in Economics from Princeton University in 2009 and was awarded the Shapiro Prize for academic excellence.  He is a member of the Princeton University chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.  Matt speaks conversational Mandarin Chinese.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Alexander Wolf
Vice President
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9825

Alex Wolf joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary’s primary partnership group in 2008 and became a vice president in 2013.  He focuses on buyout, credit, and cleantech partnership investments across Europe. In addition, Alex works on partnership investments in emerging markets, primarily in Africa.

He joined the Firm from Deloitte in London, where he was in the strategy consulting group working on a number of commercial due diligence and corporate strategy engagements.

Alex received a BA (with first class honors) from the University of Bristol in 2005.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Associate

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Stephen Tamburelli
Senior Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3672

Stephen Tamburelli joined HarbourVest’s primary partnership group as an associate in 2007 and became a senior associate in 2011.  Stephen focuses on U.S. venture, buyout, and credit investments, including the evaluation, due diligence, and monitoring of partnerships.  

He joined the Firm after spending five years working at Cambridge Associates, a Boston-based investment consulting firm, where he most recently was a senior research associate conducting due diligence on private equity fund-of-funds and secondary funds. 

Stephen received a BS in Finance from Bentley College in 2002.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Matthew Souza, CPA
Vice President
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3883

Matt Souza is a vice president who joined the secondary investment team in 2005.  He is involved in all aspects of the team's activities, primarily focusing on analysis and monitoring of all of HarbourVest's secondary transactions. 

Matt joined HarbourVest from HLM Venture Partners, where he spent four years as a financial analyst and assistant controller.  His prior experience also includes working as an auditor in Ernst & Young's financial services group. 

Matt received a BS (cum laude) in Accounting from Boston College in 1997 and an MBA from Babson College in 2003.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Barbara Quandt
Vice President
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9837

Barbara Quandt joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2008 and became a vice president in 2013.  Barbara focuses on secondary investments, primarily in Europe, including portfolios of limited partnership interests, portfolios of direct investments, and structured transactions. She is responsible for sourcing efforts in the DACH and Iberian countries, and has played a key role on several transactions, including the structured acquisition of 47 direct company interests by HV Holtzbrinck Ventures IV. 

She joined the Firm from Goldman Sachs, where she spent four years as an investment banking analyst and associate in the Industrials Group and the Technology, Media, and Telecommunications Group in both London and New York. Barbara also completed internships at Deutsche Bank AG and Merrill Lynch in Frankfurt. 

She received a BSc (with honors) from The London School of Economics in 2003 and an MSc (with distinction) in Management from The London School of Economics and The University of Chicago Graduate School of Business in 2004.  A German native, Barbara speaks German and French.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Portfolio Associate

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William Macaulay, CPA
Senior Portfolio Associate
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3613

Billy Macaulay joined HarbourVest in 2008 and became a senior portfolio associate in 2012.  He focuses on the activities of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a Guernsey-registered closed-end investment company that invests in and alongside HarbourVest-managed funds.  Billy analyzes and monitors investments and cash flows, and provides operations and communications support. 

He joined the Firm after five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, where he most recently served as a senior associate in the Boston-based transaction services group.  His experience also includes working as an auditor in PricewaterhouseCoopers’ financial services group in Dallas. 

Billy received a BBA in Accounting and an MS in Finance from Texas A&M University in 2003.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President, Direct Portfolio Management

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Ryan Jones, ACA
Vice President, Direct Portfolio Management
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 2957

Ryan Jones joined the direct investment group in HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2009 and became a vice president in 2013.  Ryan is involved in all aspects of direct investment activity, including analyzing and monitoring growth equity and buyout portfolio investments.  He serves as a board member for portfolio company TynTec and has been involved in several initial and follow-on transactions, including Ista International, Alexander Forbes, and Finjan.

Ryan joined the Firm from Deloitte in London where he managed merger and acquisition due diligence for both corporate clients and private equity firms within the Transaction Services department. 

Ryan received a BS in Economics and Accounting from the University of Bristol in 2001 and is a member of the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales. Ryan speaks fluent Spanish.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Shumin Gong
Vice President
Beijing
Tel +86 10 5706 8606

Shumin Gong joined HarbourVest’s Hong Kong-based subsidiary as an associate in 2010 with a focus on evaluating, executing, and monitoring primary partnership investments in Asia Pacific in general and China in particular.  She has also been instrumental in enhancing HarbourVest’s business in China, where she has helped foster long-lasting relationships with preeminent institutional investors, government entities, and private equity managers in China.  

She joined HarbourVest from Goldman Sachs Private Equity Group in Hong Kong, where she focused on primary partnerships, co-investments, and secondary investments in the Asia Pacific region.  Shumin began her career as an investment banking analyst at JP Morgan in Hong Kong and Credit Suisse in New York. 

Shumin received a BS (with distinction) in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University in 2006.  She is fluent in Mandarin.

HarbourVest Investment Consulting (Beijing) Company Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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David Zug
Vice President
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3576

David Zug joined HarbourVest’s direct investment team in 2005 and focuses on sourcing, evaluating, and executing growth equity, buyout, and mezzanine investments in operating companies.  David serves as a board member or board observer for Benefitmall, Healthgrades, RCN Cable, SafeNet, and Videology.  He is involved in several other direct investments, including Confie Seguros, Erico Global, GTS Central Europe, KAR Auction Services (NYSE: KAR), MYOB, PartnerRe (NYSE: PRE), Sidera Networks, and Zayo Group. 

David was previously at The Monitor Group, the international strategy consulting firm, where he focused for four years on growth strategies for Fortune 500 clients, rapid-cycle diligence for private equity clients, and deal sourcing for an affiliated buyout fund.  His prior experience also includes Deutsche Bank, Camp Dresser & McKee (CDM), and Outward Bound. 

David received a BA (cum laude) from Dartmouth College in 1994 and an MBA from the Darden School at the University of Virginia in 2001.  David serves as a Trustee of Thompson Island Outward Bound.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Kelvin Yap, CA, CFA
Principal
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5657

Kelvin Yap joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2006 to focus on growth equity and buyout co-investments in Europe and Asia Pacific.  In 2009, Kelvin transferred to HarbourVest’s Hong Kong team to focus on primary partnership fund investments and direct co-investments in Asia Pacific.  Kelvin has been involved in many of the Firm’s direct investments, including Avio, Ingham, Minimax, MYOB, Schenck Process, Sea Swift, Skylark, SuperMax, Trainline, and TynTec.  Kelvin currently serves as a board observer at Sea Swift. He also serves on the advisory boards of Funds managed by CHAMP Ventures, ChrysCapital, Clearwater Capital Partners, and KV Asia. 

Kelvin joined HarbourVest from Deloitte in London, where he managed merger and acquisition (including demergers and IPOs) due diligence for both private and public transactions in the Corporate Finance Transactions Services division.  Prior to that, Kelvin was a senior associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. 

He received a BC with a double major in Accounting and Finance from Monash University in Australia in 2001.  Kelvin is a Chartered Accountant with The Institute of Chartered Accountants in Australia.  In addition, he received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2007 from the CFA Institute. He speaks fluent Cantonese, Indonesian, and Malay.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Vice President

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Jack Wagner
Senior Vice President
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3867

Jack Wagner joined HarbourVest in 2007 as Treasurer and currently oversees the treasury team.  Jack has extensive experience in all aspects of treasury management, including global cash management, foreign exchange, credit arrangements, hedging strategies, and risk management. 

Jack joined the Firm from Sensata Technologies, a Bain Capital-led leveraged buyout of a division of Texas Instruments, where he served as a vice president and Treasurer.  His previous experience includes six years as Assistant Treasurer of Cabot Corporation, two years as Director of Treasury Services of American Power Conversion Corporation, and 14 years in various finance roles with Digital Equipment Corporation in Europe and the U.S. 

Jack received a BA from the University of Connecticut and an MBA from the University of Hartford. He speaks French.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Rajesh Senapati
Principal
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3647

Rajesh Senapati first joined HarbourVest as an associate in 2005 focused on secondary investments.  He rejoined the Firm's secondary investment team in 2010 after receiving his MBA.  Raj currently focuses on global secondary private equity opportunities, including portfolios of limited partnership interests, portfolios of direct investments, and structured transactions.  He played a lead role in HarbourVest-managed funds' 2011 acquisition of Absolute Private Equity, an investment company that was listed on the Swiss SIX Exchange, as well as the 2012 acquisition of the investment portfolio of Conversus Capital, a Euronext listed investment company.

In addition to his time at HarbourVest, Raj's prior experience includes working for Castanea Partners, a private equity firm targeting investments in the consumer, publishing, and information service sectors.  He also worked at J.P. Morgan in Chicago as an investment banking analyst in the diversified industrials group. 

Raj received a BA (cum laude) in Economics from the University of Chicago in 2003 and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University in 2010.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President and Assistant Treasurer

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Sandra Pasquale, CPA
Vice President and Assistant Treasurer
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3593

Sandy Pasquale began her HarbourVest career as an accounting manager in 1998, became a fund controller in 2003, and joined the treasury group as a treasury controller in 2004.  During her tenure with the accounting team, in addition to her responsibilities for fund accounting and reporting, she played a lead role in incorporating complex deal strategies into HarbourVest's reports, including the use of debt in secondary investments.  As part of the treasury team, she is responsible for monitoring daily cash levels and banking relations, establishing and maintaining credit lines, and implementing the new treasury workstation.                      

Sandy joined HarbourVest from Ernst & Young, and her prior experience also includes positions with Reznick Fedder and Silverman and PaineWebber Properties Inc.

She received a BS in Accountancy from Bentley College in 1991 and an MBA from Suffolk University in 1999.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President and Fund Controller

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John Nelson, CPA
Vice President and Fund Controller
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3584

Since joining HarbourVest in 1999 as an accounting manager, John Nelson was promoted to fund controller in 2003 and has taken on a number of accounting responsibilities.  He is responsible for producing financial information on HarbourVest funds, including the production of quarterly capital statements, annual and semi-annual audited financial statements, and a number of additional client reports.  In addition, he reviews general partner financial information, responds to requests by limited partners and their fiduciaries, prepares fund cash management analysis and performance reports, and oversees the fund accountants. 

John joined HarbourVest from State Street Corporation where he was an accounting manager, and his prior experience includes accounting and finance positions at The Boston Consulting Group, Ocean Spray Cranberries, Inc., ITT Sheraton Corporation, and The Foxboro Company. 

John received a BS in Business Administration from Stonehill College in 1984 and an MBA from Babson College in 1987, where he was awarded the Prentice-Hall Award as the outstanding graduate student with a concentration in the field of accounting.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Craig MacDonald
Vice President
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9810

Craig MacDonald joined HarbourVest in 2005 as an associate on the direct investment team and transferred to HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2009.  He became a vice president in 2011.  He focuses on originating, evaluating, and executing direct investments in growth equity and buyout transactions, primarily in Europe and has worked on investments including Flexera Software, Paris Re, Photobox, Sepaton, and Xpressdocs. 

Craig joined the Firm from Morgan Stanley in New York where he was an analyst focusing on consumer finance.  Craig’s prior experience also includes investment banking analyst positions with Citigroup Global Markets in New York and London. 

Craig received a BA in Political Science and Information Systems (with honors and distinction) from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill in 2001, where he was a Morehead Scholar.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Haide Lui
Principal
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5631

Haide Lui joined HarbourVest's Hong Kong-based subsidiary in 2007 as an associate and became a principal in 2013.  She covers partnership investments in Asia Pacific and emerging markets, with a focus on the North Asia region. Haide serves on the advisory boards of several private equity partnerships, including Olympus Capital, Orchid Asia, Trustbridge Capital, and Unitas Capital.

Haide joined the Firm from Morgan Stanley in Hong Kong, where she was an investment banking analyst in the Global Capital Markets Group.  While at Morgan Stanley, she focused on origination and execution of equity financings for Chinese corporates. 

Haide received a BA (with honors) in 2001 and an MA (with honors) in Natural Sciences in 2005, both from Cambridge University.  She speaks fluent Mandarin and Cantonese.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Edward Holdsworth
Vice President
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9813

Edward Holdsworth joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2011. He focuses on originating and executing secondary transactions, including partnership interests, portfolios of direct investments, and large structured deals, primarily in Europe. He currently serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by Parabellum and Nova Capital.

Edward joined HarbourVest after five years with Matrix Private Funds Group in London, where he was a partner responsible for fund origination and placement across Europe.  Prior to that, Edward was an executive at UBS Investment Bank in London in the equities department working in the Exotic Structured Derivatives Group.  Additionally, Edward worked for Swiss Re and Ernst and Young LLP in the Banking and Capital Markets Group in London. 

Edward graduated with a BA in Economics and Accounting with Law (honors) from Bristol University in 1998 and holds an ACA from the Institute of Chartered Accountants in England and Wales.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Ryan Gunther
Principal
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3502

Ryan Gunther first joined HarbourVest in 2004 as an associate focused on U.S. primary partnership investments.  He left the Firm to attend business school and rejoined HarbourVest's partnership investment team in 2010 after receiving his MBA.  Ryan specializes in U.S. buyout, venture capital, mezzanine, and distressed debt partnership investments as well as emerging markets partnerships.  He serves on the advisory boards of partnerships managed by Castle Harlan, Evergreen Partners, Greenbriar Equity Group, Jerusalem Venture Partners, Parthenon Capital, Pitango Venture Capital, and U.S. Venture Partners.

Ryan’s previous experience includes three years with Market Metrics, a Boston-based strategy consulting firm that advises leading providers of financial services. Additionally, he completed internships with Merrill Lynch & Co. and the Delaware State Banking Commissioner. 

Ryan received a BA in Economics from Williams College in 2001 and an MBA in Finance from Columbia Business School in 2010. 

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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McComma Grayson III
Vice President
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3619

Mac Grayson joined HarbourVest’s primary partnership team as an associate in 2007 and became a vice president in 2011.  He is currently focused on U.S. venture, buyout, credit, and real assets investments.  He is also involved with cleantech and Latin American investments. 

His prior experience includes three years as a financial analyst in Morgan Stanley’s Global Energy Group in New York, where he advised domestic and international energy companies on mergers and acquisitions, financings, and restructurings.  Mac’s other experience includes a position with McMaster-Carr Supply Company, an internship in the Real Estate division of Quilombo Empreendimentos e Participações in Sao Paulo, Brazil, and working as a real estate project assistant with the Boston Redevelopment Authority. 

He received a BA (cum laude) in Government from Harvard College in 2000 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2007.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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John Fiato
Vice President
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3540

John Fiato joined the Firm in 1994 and focuses on transaction origination and evaluation for global secondary investments.  He began his career with HarbourVest as part of the Firm’s accounting team, where he was responsible for producing financial statements and quarterly limited partners’ capital account statements, coordinating cash distributions, and performance measurement.  John joined the secondary investment team in 1999, and he has been significantly involved in more than 80 closed secondary transactions. 

He received a BS in Accounting, with a minor in Economics, from Salem State College in 1994.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Till Burges
Principal
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9817

Till Burges joined the primary partnership group of HarbourVest's London-based subsidiary in 2006.  He focuses on researching, monitoring, and reporting on European buyout and venture capital investments and serves on a number of advisory boards. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Till spent six years as a consultant at Bain & Company in the U.K. and Germany, working in areas such as corporate strategy and commercial due diligence.

Till received a degree in Industrial Engineering from the University of Applied Science in Lübeck, Germany in 1999 and an MBA from IESE, Universidad de Navarra, in Barcelona, Spain in 2004.  A native of Germany, Till speaks German, Spanish, and French.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal, Client and Consultant Relations

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Nathan Bishop
Principal, Client and Consultant Relations
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3869

Nate Bishop joined HarbourVest's client relations team in 2008 as a vice president.  He focuses on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with new and existing North America-based investors and consultants. 

Nate joined the Firm from Meketa Investment Group, where he was an associate principal responsible for marketing and new business development.  In addition, his investment responsibilities were focused on research and due diligence for private equity fund-of-funds and secondary funds.  His other previous experience includes sales and marketing positions at The Baker Companies in Wellesley and Loomis, Sayles & Company in Boston. 

Nate received a BA from the University of Rochester in 1998.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Vice President

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Alex Barker
Vice President
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9839

Alex Barker joined HarbourVest's London-based subsidiary in 2010 as a vice president responsible for evaluating and monitoring European and emerging markets venture capital and buyout partnership investments. 

He joined the firm from Hermes GPE where he was responsible for evaluating European primary and co-investments.  Prior to that, Alex spent six years at Gartmore Private Equity working on European primary and co-investments.  Before joining Gartmore, Alex had previously worked in equity research at DLJ and Credit Suisse focusing on the banking sector. 

He received a BA (with honors) from Oxford University in 2000.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Francisco Arboleda
Vice President
Bogotá
Tel +57 1 552 1402

Francisco Arboleda joined HarbourVest in 2011 as a vice president to focus on partnership and direct investments in Latin America and to expand HarbourVest's local presence in Latin America.  

He joined HarbourVest from Porvenir (the largest pension fund in Colombia) where he was responsible for managing the private equity portfolio as the Alternative Investments Director.  Francisco's previous experience includes a position at Violy & Company in New York as an associate focused on mergers and acquisitions throughout Latin America.  

He received a degree in Business Administration, with a minor in Finance, from Universidad de los Andes in Bogotá, Colombia in 2004 and participated in Harvard Business School’s Executive Education Program, Strategic Financial Analysis for Business Evaluation in 2010.  As a native of Colombia, Francisco speaks fluent Spanish.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC Oficina de Representación

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Christopher Walker
Principal
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3535

Chris Walker joined the Firm in 1998 as an associate in the secondary partnership group.  In 1999, he joined the primary partnership group and has focused most of his efforts on U.S. venture capital and buyout investments.  He became a vice president during 2003 and a principal in 2007.  Chris also has extensive experience working on the healthcare sector, as well as primary partnerships in Canada.  He currently serves on the advisory committees for partnerships managed by Caltius Capital Management, Camden Partners, Columbia Capital, Enterprise Partners, Essex Woodlands Health Ventures, Galen Associates, Mission Ventures, Sanderling Ventures, Valhalla Partners, Vector Capital, and The Wicks Group. 

Prior to graduate school, Chris served as a pilot in the United States Navy for 11 years, flying the P-3 Orion aircraft, and achieved the rank of Lieutenant Commander. 

He received a BS in Finance from Providence College in 1986 and an MS in Finance from the Carroll School of Management Program at Boston College in 1998.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal, Client and Consultant Relations

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Hannah Tobin
Principal, Client and Consultant Relations
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9826

Hannah Tobin joined HarbourVest in 1996 and currently focuses on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with European investors and consultants.  Hannah initially focused on U.S. partnership investments and relocated to HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2001, where she evaluated and monitored European venture capital and buyout partnership investments. 

Her prior experience includes assisting in the management of her family’s restaurant business in Dublin, Ireland. 

Hannah received a BA (with honors) in Economics from University College Dublin in 1992, where she has also pursued development studies at the post-graduate level.  Hannah speaks French.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal, Marketing and Client Communications

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Laura Thaxter
Principal, Marketing and Client Communications
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3695

Laura Thaxter joined HarbourVest in 2000 as the Firm's Director of Marketing and Client Communications.  She became a vice president in 2004 and a principal in 2007.  Laura's responsibilities have included enhancing the Firm's communications efforts and building the marketing and client communications team.  This team produces annual and semi-annual reports, fund updates for limited partners, the annual investor meeting, presentations, and materials for new fund offerings, and manages the investor database and HarbourVest website. 

Laura joined HarbourVest from Thomson Financial where she was a marketing director with the Investment Banking and Capital Markets group, whose product lines included SDC, Venture Economics, Investext, Venture Capital Journal, Private Equity Week, and Buyouts.  Her other experience includes marketing positions with First Variable Life Insurance and IDG Books Worldwide. 

Laura received a BA in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College in 1993. 

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Vice President and Director of Global Regulatory Compliance

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Gregory Pusch
Senior Vice President and Director of Global Regulatory Compliance
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3511

Greg joined HarbourVest in 2012 as the Director of Global Regulatory Compliance and Chief Compliance Officer. He is responsible for the evolution and maintenance of the Firm’s compliance program to ensure that HarbourVest's global operations, and the activities of its employees, follow the requirements and institutional best practices of the various jurisdictions in which the Firm operates.

Prior to joining the Firm, Greg was Senior Vice President, CCO and head of governance, risk and compliance of Pyramis Global Advisors, which is the global institutional asset manager for Fidelity Investments. Prior to joining Fidelity, Greg practiced law at Paul, Hastings, Janofsky & Walker, LLP (San Francisco) and at Ropes & Gray (Boston), and he also served for five years in the United States Navy.

Greg received a BS in Political Science from the United States Naval Academy in 1989 and a JD from University of Pennsylvania Law School in 1997.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Michael Pugatch
Principal
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3712

Mike Pugatch joined HarbourVest's secondary investment team as an associate in 2003 and became a principal in 2010.  He focuses on global secondary transactions including limited partnership interests, portfolios of direct investments, and large structured deals.  Mike was a key participant in the acquisitions of direct private equity portfolios managed by Saints Capital and Ventizz Capital.  He also took a lead role in two synthetic secondary transactions involving direct portfolios held by American Capital Equity Management and Arcapita, Inc. 

Mike joined the Firm from UBS Warburg, where he spent two years in the Global Media Investment Banking Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions, corporate financings, and restructurings.  He also has prior experience in the Technology Investment Banking Group at PaineWebber. 

Mike received a BS (summa cum laude) in Business Administration from Babson College in 2001.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Valérie Handal
Principal
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9816

Valérie Handal joined HarbourVest's London-based subsidiary in 2006 and focuses on originating and executing secondary investments, primarily in Europe.  Valérie has led a range of European secondary transactions and currently serves on the advisory boards of several funds, including those managed by Encore Ventures, Forbion Capital Partners, Phase4 Ventures, and RBS Asset Management. 

Valérie joined the Firm from Merrill Lynch's Private Equity Group in London.  Her prior experience includes positions in investment banking and venture capital at Merrill Lynch, Banc of America Securities, and Softbank Europe Ventures. 

She received a BSc (Honors) Economics degree from the London School of Economics and Political Science and an MBA from Harvard Business School. Valérie speaks fluent French and conversational Spanish.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Tim Flower
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5632

Tim Flower joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2008 to focus on European secondary investments.  In 2010, he transferred to the Hong Kong subsidiary to establish and manage the secondary platform in the Asia Pacific region. Tim has led the Firm’s secondary investment efforts in Asia and has helped HarbourVest establish an exceptional reputation for completing complex transactions in Asia and the emerging markets. Tim also supports HarbourVest’s investor relations in Asia. He serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by Asia Growth Capital Advisors, Absa Capital Private Equity Partners, and NewQuest Capital Advisors. 

Tim joined HarbourVest from Bridgepoint in London, and his prior experience includes positions with MCF Corporate Finance, Nordea Securities, and Ernst & Young, where he received his ACA certification. 

Tim graduated with a degree in Economics from the University of Nottingham in 1997 and speaks conversational Danish.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Carolina Espinal
Principal
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9833

Carolina Espinal joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2004 as an analyst focusing on partnership and direct investments in Europe and other emerging markets and became a principal in 2011.  Carolina currently focuses on evaluating and monitoring European venture capital and buyout partnership investments and has collaborated with the secondary group on several investment opportunities.  She currently serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by Abénex Capital, ECI, Inflexion, and Litorina Capital Advisors.  

Her previous experience includes two years as a financial analyst with the Merrill Lynch Energy and Power mergers and acquisitions team in Houston. 

Carolina graduated from Rice University with a BA in Managerial Studies, Policy Studies, and Economics (with honors) in 2000.  She received an MS in Finance from the London Business School in 2003.  Carolina speaks fluent Spanish and French.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director and Chief Information Officer

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Julie Eiermann
Managing Director and Chief Information Officer
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3727

Julie Eiermann is a Managing Director and the Firm’s Chief Information Officer. Julie joined the Firm in 1993 as Database Manager.  She manages the Portfolio Analytics and Information Technology teams. The Portfolio Analytics team of more than 35 professionals is responsible for the collection, tracking, analysis, and benchmarking of all investment data, including primary partnership, secondary, and direct investments. Julie also oversees the Information Technology team of more than 15 professionals which is responsible for infrastructure and application development. These teams continue to expand in response to the growth in demand for information and transparency.

Julie joined the Firm from Advent International Corporation, where she spent six years as an assistant manager of information systems.

Julie received a BA from the University of New Hampshire in 1987.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Principal

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Corentin Du Roy, CFA
Principal
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9832

Corentin du Roy joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary in 2003 as an analyst and became a principal in 2010. Corentin currently focuses on direct equity and credit transactions in Europe, Asia Pacific, and emerging markets. He played a key role in the launch of HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited (“HSLE”), a closed-end investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange that invests in senior loans issued by European mid-market companies. He serves as a director or observer director of Envivio, Flash Networks, and GTS Central Europe. He also serves on the advisory committees for partnerships managed by Ciclad and Innovacom. He has been involved in HarbourVest’s direct investments in Nycomed (acquired by Takeda), Betapharm (acquired by Dr. Reddy’s Laboratories), Cramer Systems (acquired by Amdocs), Kiala (acquired by UPS), and Loxam, among others.

He joined the Firm from AXA Investment Managers, where he was an equity and high-yield debt research analyst focusing mainly on the telecom sector. 

Fluent in French, Corentin received a BS (with distinction) in Business Administration from Paris IX Dauphine University in 1999 and received the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 2002.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Edward Kane
Senior Advisor
Boston
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Ed Kane, a founder of the Firm, was a Senior Managing Director through early 2010.  Commencing May 2010, he reduced his time commitment to HarbourVest and is a Senior Advisor.  Ed continues to provide input on firm strategy, investment reviews, special projects, and other HarbourVest matters.  He also serves as an advisory committee member for funds managed by Charterhouse Capital Partners and Candover Partners Limited and has also served on the boards of three public companies (Xylogics, AI Corporation, and Mutual Risk Management Ltd.).  He joined John Hancock's corporate finance department in 1979 and co-founded Hancock Venture Partners in 1982, which later became HarbourVest Partners.  Ed is a Trustee of the Redwood Library and was a Trustee of the University of Pennsylvania. 

Ed was previously a Major in United States Army Intelligence where he trained in electronics and telecommunications and graduated from the United States Army Command and General Staff College. 

He received a BA (cum laude) from the University of Pennsylvania in 1971 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1975. 

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Senior Advisor

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Kevin Delbridge, CFA
Senior Advisor
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3719

Kevin Delbridge was a Senior Managing Director of the firm through 2009.  Commencing January 2010, he reduced his time commitment to HarbourVest and is a Senior Advisor.  Kevin continues to provide input on firm strategy, investment reviews, special projects, and other HarbourVest matters.  He formerly served on the advisory boards of several funds, including those managed by Accel Partners, CVC Capital Partners, Elevation Partners, Francisco Partners, New Enterprise Associates, and Summit Partners.

He joined the Firm in 1988 from CIGNA's Venture Capital Group, where he invested in both private equity partnerships and directly in operating companies.  His experience also includes four years as an auditor with Coopers & Lybrand.  Kevin spent six years in the U.S. Naval Reserves, including two years of active duty in Washington, D.C.

He received a BS (summa cum laude) in Business Administration from Western New England University in 1977, an MBA from the University of Massachusetts (Amherst) in 1985, and the Chartered Financial Analyst designation in 1987.  He serves as the Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Western New England University.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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John Begg
Senior Advisor
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3742

John Begg joined the Firm in 1993 with a focus on secondary investments and was a Managing Director through 2010.  Commencing January 2011, John reduced his time commitment to HarbourVest and is a Senior Advisor.  John continues to provide input on secondary deals, special projects, and other HarbourVest matters.  John formerly served on the advisory boards of several U.S. and European private equity partnerships, including funds managed by Advent International, Alpha Private Equity, France Private Equity, and Galiléo Partners. 

John's previous experience includes seven years within the Advent International Network, where he structured and managed private equity investments in Europe and the U.S.  He lived in France for 15 years before attending the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, where he received a BS in Mechanical Engineering in 1978.  He then joined Robert Bosch GmbH in Germany, where he spent several years in manufacturing engineering, quality assurance, and technology transfer.  John later worked in industrial marketing for the aerospace division of Raychem Corporation in California before receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School in 1985.  John speaks fluent French and German.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Peter Wilson
Managing Director
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9824

Peter Wilson joined the Firm’s London-based subsidiary in 1996 and leads HarbourVest’s secondary investment activity in Europe.  He serves on the advisory committees for partnerships managed by Baring Vostok Capital Partners, CVC Capital Partners, Holtzbrinck Ventures, Index Venture Management, Nordic Capital, and Paragon Partners.  Peter is a director of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a Guernsey-registered closed-end investment company listed on the Specialist Fund Market of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam by NYSE Euronext.  He serves as Chairman of the Board of Trustees of City Year London. 

Prior to joining the Firm, he spent three years working for the European Bank for Reconstruction and Development, where he originated and managed two regional venture capital funds in Russia.  Peter also spent two years at The Monitor Company, a strategy consulting firm based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. 

He received a BA (with honors) from McGill University in 1985 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1990.  Peter speaks German and French.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Robert Wadsworth
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3715

Rob Wadsworth joined the Firm in 1986 and is a managing director who focuses on direct investments globally.  He manages many of the Firm’s investment activities in the industrial, services, and information technology sectors and serves on the Firm’s Executive Management Committee overseeing HarbourVest’s day-to-day operating activities and strategic direction.  Rob also continues to work with a number of the Firm’s portfolio companies in a director capacity.  He is currently a director of Camstar Systems, Earth Networks, Kinaxis, and several other privately-held companies.   Rob has been responsible for more than 200 of HarbourVest’s direct investments and has served as a director on approximately 50 of those companies’ boards of directors. 

Rob’s prior experience includes management consulting with Booz, Allen & Hamilton, where he specialized in the areas of operations strategy and manufacturing productivity. 

He received a BS (magna cum laude) in Systems Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 1982 and an MBA (with distinction) from Harvard Business School in 1986.  Rob serves as a Trustee of the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science, St. Sebastian’s School, and the Dana Hall School.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Scott Voss
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3507

Scott Voss is a managing director who joined HarbourVest in 1999.  He focuses on primary partnership investments in the U.S., Asia, the emerging markets, as well as global cleantech investments.  Scott has worked out of both HarbourVest's Boston and Hong Kong affiliates.  He serves on several advisory boards, including funds managed by Advent International (Latin America), Bain Capital Ventures, Braemar Energy Ventures, Doll Capital Management, Draper Fisher Jurvetson, Element Management, Insight Venture Partners, Linzor Capital Partners, Madison Dearborn Partners, Pfingsten Partners, and Southern Cross Capital Management.  Scott is also a member of the Board of Directors of the Latin American Venture Capital Association (LAVCA).  

His prior experience includes managing international sales and distribution for Cannondale Corporation, a leading manufacturer of bicycles and cycling accessories, where he had direct oversight of the company's wholly-owned Asia subsidiaries and its network of independent distributors in the region. 

Scott received a BS (cum laude) in Marketing from Bryant College in 1992 and an MBA (cum laude) from Babson College in 1999.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer

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Martha DiMatteo Vorlicek
Managing Director and Chief Operating Officer
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3709

Martha Vorlicek, a managing director who serves as HarbourVest's Chief Operating Officer, joined the Firm in 1992.  Martha is involved in all aspects of the Firm's business, including fund formation, initial investments, portfolio and fund accounting, investment monitoring, liquidations, and strategic planning.  She also oversees the Firm's finance, administration, and data systems operations. 

Before joining the Firm, Martha served as senior audit manager at Ernst & Young where she specialized in the entrepreneurial and emerging businesses practice, and was responsible for the audit of Hancock Venture Partners for nine years. 

Martha received a BS in Business Administration (with highest distinction) from Babson College in 1981.  Martha was a founding board member of the Private Equity CFO Association and serves on the Board of Trustees of Babson College.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Sebastiaan Van Den Berg
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5620

Sebastiaan van den Berg is a managing director who joined HarbourVest's Hong Kong-based subsidiary in 2005.  He focuses on investments in Asia Pacific and emerging markets.  Sebastiaan serves on the advisory boards of several international private equity partnerships, including funds managed by Archer Capital, Brait Capital Partners, Castle Harlan Australian Mezzanine Partners (CHAMP), Citic Capital China, Clearwater Capital, CVC Capital Partners Asia Pacific, Everstone India, KKR China, Olympus Capital Asia, Unison Capital Partners, and Unitas Capital. 

Sebastiaan joined the Firm from H&Q Asia Pacific where he focused on mid-market buyout transactions in Greater China, Korea, and Japan.  His previous experience also includes positions with AlpInvest Partners N.V. in Amsterdam, Goldman Sachs (Asia) L.L.C. in Hong Kong, and Goldman Sachs International in London. 

Sebastiaan received a Doctorandus degree in International Financial Economics from the Universiteit van Amsterdam in 1995 and an MSc in Economics from the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE) in 1996.  He speaks Dutch and French.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer

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Mary Traer, CPA
Managing Director and Chief Administrative Officer
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3778

Mary Traer joined HarbourVest in 1997 as the Director of Taxation, and in 2009, she became the Firm's Chief Administrative Officer.  Mary oversees the legal & regulatory compliance and tax teams, and her responsibilities include coordination and administration of all statutory compliance for the Firm's global operations.  Mary also works closely with outside counsel and the investment teams to structure fund offerings and underlying investments in an appropriate manner, taking into account the legal, regulatory, and tax regimes applicable to the HarbourVest Funds and their stakeholders. 

Mary joined HarbourVest after five years with Ernst & Young LLP (New York), where she was a tax-consulting manager in the Financial Services Group.  Her responsibilities there included tax structuring and compliance for various types of U.S. and non-U.S. financial services entities.  Her prior experience also includes a position with the University of Virginia Treasurer's Office, where she was responsible for investment reporting. 

Mary received a Bachelor's degree in Economics in 1989 and a Master's degree in Accounting in 1993, both from the University of Virginia. 

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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John Toomey, Jr.
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3525

John Toomey is a managing director, and he focuses on the Firm's investments in traditional, synthetic, and structured secondary transactions.  He first joined the Firm in 1997 as a member of the direct investment team.  He rejoined HarbourVest in 2001 after business school, and since 2003, he has been a member of the secondary investment team.  John was involved with the 2007 initial public offering of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited ("HVPE") on Euronext Amsterdam and served as Chief Financial Officer from the IPO through September 2008.  John serves on the advisory boards of a number of private equity partnerships and is the Chairman of Absolute Private Equity, an investment company that was listed on the Swiss SIX Exchange, which HarbourVest-managed funds acquired in a 2011 tender offer.

John's previous experience includes an analyst role at Smith Barney in the Advisory Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. 

John received a BS (cum laude) in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University in 1995 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001, where he was awarded the Loeb Fellowship for outstanding achievement in finance.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Gregory Stento
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3588

Greg Stento joined HarbourVest in 1998 and focuses on partnership investments.  Greg also serves on the advisory boards of several private equity partnerships.

Greg joined HarbourVest from Comdisco Ventures, where he was a managing director and provided equity and debt capital to startup and emerging growth technology and life sciences companies.  Prior to Comdisco, he was a general partner at Horsley Bridge Partners, where he was responsible for making and managing investments in a variety of private equity partnerships and companies.  Greg also spent six years in marketing and sales at NCR Corporation, where he focused on information technology solutions for financial institutions.

He received a BS (with distinction) from Cornell University in 1982 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1989.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Alex Rogers
Managing Director
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5655

Alex Rogers is a managing director who joined the firm in Boston in 1998.  He focuses on direct co-investments in growth equity, buyout, and mezzanine transactions in Asia, Europe, and emerging markets regions.  Alex completed HarbourVest’s associate program in 2000 and went on to Harvard Business School.  After receiving his MBA in 2002, he joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary and has been instrumental in expanding and managing the direct investment team in London, including the Firm’s direct European senior debt investing activities.  He has also been actively involved in the Firm’s business development activities, including the listings of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (“HVPE”) and HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited (“HSLE”).  Alex transferred to our Hong Kong subsidiary in 2012.  He serves or has recently served as a board member or board observer at M86 Security, MobileAccess Networks (acquired by Corning), MYOB (acquired by Bain Capital), Nero AG, Transmode Systems (TRMO:SS), TynTec, and World-Check (acquired by Thomson Reuters). 

His previous experience includes two years with McKinsey & Company. 

Alex received a BA (summa cum laude) in Economics from Duke University in 1996 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2002, where he graduated with high distinction and was named a Baker Scholar.  Alex speaks French.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Julie Ocko
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3532

Julie Ocko joined HarbourVest's primary partnership team in 2001.  She focuses on U.S. venture, buyout, and credit-related partnership investments.  Julie serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by Alta Communications, Berkshire Partners, Capital Resource Partners, Code Hennessy & Simmons, Falcon Investment Advisors, Francisco Partners, J.W. Childs, Third Rock Ventures, and Thoma Bravo. 

Prior to joining the Firm, she spent ten years with AEW Capital Management, a real estate investment adviser.  As a principal in the Capital Markets Group, she managed financing and disposition transactions for AEW's investment portfolio.  Julie also worked for Narragansett Capital, a buyout firm. 

She received a BS in Business Administration from the University of North Carolina in 1982 and an MBA from the Darden School of Business Administration at the University of Virginia in 1987.  

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Ofer Nemirovsky
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3713

Ofer Nemirovsky is a managing director who joined the Firm in 1986.  He focuses on sourcing, evaluating, and monitoring direct investments.  Ofer is also involved in HarbourVest's business development efforts.  He has been responsible for a number of HarbourVest's direct investments, including Artisoft, AVID, AXENT, Centra, Clarus, Creo, Dendrite International, Digital Insight, eTapestry, Frame, Gilead, Insignia Solutions, Manugistics, Marcam, m-Qube, NETCOM On-Line, Progress Software, Radware, Retix, Shopzilla, SpectraLink, Ultimate Software, and UUNET. 

Ofer's previous experience includes four years in technical computer sales and marketing with Hewlett-Packard. 

He received a BS in Electrical Engineering and a BS in Finance from the University of Pennsylvania in 1980 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1986.  Ofer serves or has served on the Boards of the National Venture Capital Association, the Overseers of the School of Engineering of the University of Pennsylvania, the African Wildlife Foundation, and the Institute of Contemporary Art.  Ofer speaks Hebrew.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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John Morris
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3732

John Morris joined the Firm in 1996 and is a managing director specializing in U.S. buyout, venture, and mezzanine partnership investments. John serves on the advisory boards of partnerships including those managed by ABRY Partners, The Blackstone Group, Court Square Capital, EOS Partners, Evergreen Partners, GTCR Golder Rauner, Hellman & Friedman, Irving Place Capital, The Jordan Company, Marlin Equity Partners, Oak Investment Partners, Parthenon Capital, Providence Equity Partners, Sterling Investments, Sun Capital, and Windjammer Capital. He has also served on the Board of Directors of NASDAQ-listed Applied Molecular Evolution, Inc. 

John joined the Firm from Abbott Capital Management and has also served as a vice president in the Corporate Finance Department at CIBC (New York). 

John received a BA in Economics from Clark University in 1986 and an MBA in Finance from Columbia University in 1994.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director

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Frederick Maynard
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3723

Fred Maynard is a managing director of HarbourVest who has focused on the secondary business since 1986.  He joined the Firm in 1985 after receiving his MBA.  Fred is a member of the Board of Directors of Absolute Private Equity, an investment company formerly listed on the Swiss SIX Exchange, which HarbourVest-managed funds acquired in a 2011 tender offer and was a member of the Board of Directors of HarbourVest Senior Loans Europe Limited, a closed-end investment company listed on the London Stock Exchange that invests in senior loans issued by European mid-market companies, from its inception to early 2013.  

His previous experience includes working as a loan officer in the National Division of Manufacturers Hanover Trust Company.  He is a member of the Board of Trustees at Wesleyan University and the board of the Private Equity Center at the Tuck Center for Private Equity and Entrepreneurship at Dartmouth College. 

Fred received a BA from Wesleyan University in 1980 and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1985.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer

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Karin Lagerlund, CPA
Managing Director and Chief Financial Officer
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3752

Karin Lagerlund is a managing director and the Firm's Chief Financial Officer and oversees the finance teams who coordinate the Firm's global accounting operations.  Karin also works closely with external auditors and the investment teams to ensure compliance with relevant accounting practices.  The finance team of more than 36 professionals generates annual and semi-annual financial statements, as well as quarterly limited partner capital account statements and other client reporting (including a SAS 70 report).  This team is also responsible for cash distributions and fund level performance measurement and monitors closings for secondary transactions. 

Karin joined the Firm in 2000 after seven years at AEW Capital Management, a real estate investment adviser.  As the head of the portfolio accounting group, she was responsible for client reporting, performance measurement, information management, and financial due diligence.  Her previous experience also includes a position as audit manager with EY Kenneth Leventhal. 

Karin received a BA in Business Administration with concentration in Accounting and Finance from Washington State University in 1987.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Jeffrey Keay
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3536

Jeff Keay is a managing director who focuses on global secondary investments in both limited partnerships and portfolios of direct investments.  He joined HarbourVest in 1999.  Jeff is based in Boston and also worked at the Firm’s London-based subsidiary.  Jeff currently serves on the advisory boards for partnerships managed by ABS Ventures, Avista Capital Holdings, Conway Mackenzie, Edison Venture Fund, Emerald Partners, and Nautic Partners. 

Prior to joining the Firm, Jeff spent three years at Ernst & Young LLP, where he specialized in the venture capital and financial services industries.  His previous experience also includes working at the Financial Accounting Standards Board in Norwalk, CT. 

Jeff received a BA (cum laude) in Economics and Accounting from the College of the Holy Cross in 1996.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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William Johnston
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3717

Bill Johnston joined the Firm in 1983 and is a managing director who focuses on direct investments.  He currently serves on the advisory board of GTS CE Holding B.V. and has served on the boards of three public companies (Esprit Telecom Group plc, OneComm Corporation, and VIA NET.WORKS, Inc.).  He serves on the Board of Trustees of Colgate University and the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC), and is Chairman of BIDMC's Finance Committee.  He also serves on the the Board of Directors of Harvard Medical Collaborative, Inc.

Bill's previous experience includes two years with the Corporate Finance Department of John Hancock, as well as working as an assistant vice president for State Street Bank in Boston. 

He received a BA from Colgate University in 1973 and an MBA from Syracuse University School of Management in 1975.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Kathleen Bacon
Managing Director
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9823

Kathleen Bacon is a managing director who concentrates on managing European and emerging markets primary partnership investments.  She has also been involved with direct and secondary partnership investments.  Kathleen joined the Firm's London subsidiary in 1994 and serves on the advisory boards of a number of private equity partnerships. 

Kathleen's prior experience includes a position with the First National Bank of Boston, where she was responsible for lending to U.S. subsidiaries of U.K.-owned companies. 

Kathleen received a BA in Russian from Dartmouth College in 1986 and an MBA from the Tuck School of Business at Dartmouth College in 1993. 

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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David Atterbury
Managing Director
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9836

David Atterbury focuses on European secondary partnership investments.  He joined HarbourVest's London-based subsidiary in 2004 and has led a number of European secondary transactions, including the acquisition of Absolute Private Equity.  He currently serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by ABÉNEX Capital, Clyde Blowers Capital, NewQuest Capital Partners, Portobello Capital, and Vision Capital Limited. 

David joined HarbourVest after five years with Abbey National Treasury Services Plc, where he was Director of Private Equity.  His responsibilities at Abbey National included the development of a direct private equity portfolio and the subsequent disposal of a large diversified portfolio of partnership commitments and direct holdings.  His previous experience also includes five years with PricewaterhouseCoopers, which included a one-year assignment to Bridgepoint Capital in London. 

David received a BSc (with honors) in International Management and French from the University of Bath in 1994, and completed professional examinations in 1997 to qualify as a Chartered Accountant.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Bruce Pixler, CPA
Vice President and Director of Tax
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3598

Bruce Pixler joined the firm in 2005 as a tax manager and was promoted to his current position as Director of Taxation in 2009, where he currently leads a team of 14 professionals.  His primary responsibilities include oversight of the U.S. (federal, state, and local) and international income and informational tax compliance process for all HarbourVest legal entities, both U.S.-based and international.  He also oversees tax-related communications with existing and prospective investors and is involved in the investment due diligence process for primary, secondary, and direct investments.  

Prior to HarbourVest, Bruce worked for Mellon Financial Corporation, where he was a team leader, manager of partnership accounting and taxation, and a senior client relationship officer of Mellon’s Family Office Group within the Private Wealth division.  Prior to this, he worked for Parkwood Corporation and Kopperman & Wolf Co., CPAs. 

A certified public accountant, Bruce received his BS in Accounting from Bowling Green State University in 1981.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Minjun Chung
Vice President
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5646

Minjun joined HarbourVest in 2011 as a senior associate and became a vice president in 2012.  He focuses predominantly on the North Asia region and also leads Korean business development activities. 

He joined from Qatar Holding where he was involved in direct investments as well as portfolio company management.  Prior to that, Minjun spent two years as a senior associate with Pantheon Capital (Asia), focused on primary, direct, and secondary investments across Asia Pacific. His previous experience also includes two years at McKinsey & Company and two years at Samsung Corporation. 

Minjun received a BA in Economics from Yonsei University in South Korea in 2003 and an MBA from INSEAD in 2008.  He is a native Korean speaker and also fluent in Japanese.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Peter Lipson
Managing Director
Boston / Bogotá
Tel +1 617 348 3595 / +57 1 552 1401

Peter Lipson is a managing director who focuses on global direct co-investments as well as primary and secondary investments in Latin America.  He joined HarbourVest in 1997 as an associate focused on direct investments in operating companies and rejoined the Firm’s direct investment team in 2001 after receiving his MBA.  Peter was instrumental in establishing HarbourVest’s presence in Bogotá including building relationships with institutional investors and general partners in the region.  He currently splits his time between Boston and Bogotá.  Peter serves as a director of Mimeo.com, Photobox, Towne Park, Tropitone, and Xpressdocs. 

Before joining HarbourVest, he worked as a financial analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Brothers. 

Peter received a BA in Economics from the University of California, San Diego in 1993, an MS in Information Systems from the University of Virginia in 1995, and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Tatsuya Kubo
Managing Director
Tokyo
Tel +81 3 3284 4321

Tatsuya Kubo joined the Firm in 2010 as a managing director.  He focuses on enhancing and building relationships with institutional investors and general partners in Japan.  Tatsuya serves on the advisory board of partnerships managed by Unison Capital Partners. 

Tatsuya joined the Firm from Fortress Investment Group Japan, where he served as Managing Director and Head of Business Development after launching the Japan-based business.  Prior to that, he spent over 20 years as a senior manager at Norinchukin Bank, one of the largest financial institutions in Japan, where he built and managed an alternative investment portfolio.

He received a BA in Economics from Waseda University in 1988 and an MBA from Duke University in 1994.  Tatsuya speaks fluent Japanese and English.

HarbourVest Partners (Japan) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Maggie Chan
Vice President, Client and Consultant Relations
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2878 5629

Maggie Chan joined HarbourVest’s Hong Kong-based subsidiary in 2007 to focus on client relations and marketing activities in the Asia Pacific region and became a vice president in 2011.  She currently focuses on coordinating, monitoring, and enhancing relationships with Asia Pacific institutional investors, sovereign wealth funds, and consultants. 

She joined the Firm from ING Group in Hong Kong, where she gained over three years of investment and fundraising experience in Asian alternative investments.  Maggie was most recently an associate in ING Real Estate Investment Management, where she concentrated on institutional fundraising and client service for the Asia Pacific region.  Maggie’s prior experience also includes two years as an associate with ING’s Baring Capital Partners, where she was involved in portfolio management, investment, and marketing activities for the firm’s private equity and real estate portfolios. 

Maggie received a BS in Marketing and International Business from the Leonard N. Stern School of Business at New York University in 2002.  Maggie grew up in both the United States and Hong Kong and speaks fluent Cantonese in addition to having proficiency in Mandarin.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Philip Bilden
Senior Advisor
Hong Kong
Tel +852 2525 2214

Philip Bilden joined HarbourVest in Boston in 1991 and relocated to Hong Kong in 1996 to establish the Firm’s Asian subsidiary.  In January 2012, Philip became a Senior Advisor after 20 years service to the firm and 15 years managing HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited, which supports HarbourVest’s investment and client service activities in the Asia Pacific region and other emerging markets.  Philip continues to reside in Hong Kong with his family and focuses on strategic relationships in Asia. In 2011, Philip received the Asia Venture Capital Journal Special Achievement Award, which recognizes an Asian private equity professional who has had a distinguished career over at least one decade in promoting and assisting the growth of the Asian private equity and venture capital industry.  Philip has served on the advisory boards of several international private equity partnerships, including funds managed by Archer Capital, Bain Capital Asia, Brait Capital Partners, Castle Harlan Australian Mezzanine Partners (CHAMP), KKR Asia, Olympus Capital, Pacific Equity Partners, TPG Asia, and Unitas Capital.  He serves as the inaugural Chairman of the Asia Advisory Council for the Emerging Markets Private Equity Association (EMPEA). 

Philip received a BS in Foreign Service (magna cum laude) from Georgetown University in 1986 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1991. Philip serves on the Board of Visitors of Georgetown University’s School of Foreign Service, the Asia Pacific Advisory Board of Harvard Business School, and the Board of Directors of the United States Naval Academy Foundation. Philip is active in several philanthropic and non-profit organizations including: No Greater Sacrifice, Advisory Board; Rhode Island Arts Foundation at Newport, Inc., Board Member; International Yacht Restoration School, Advisory Council; Newport Historical Society (former Trustee); The Naval War College Foundation; Hope Funds for Cancer Research; Aquidneck Island Land Trust; and Save the Bay.

HarbourVest Partners (Asia) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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Brett Gordon
Managing Director
Boston
Tel +1 617 348 3764

Brett Gordon is a member of HarbourVest's secondary investment team.  He joined HarbourVest in 1998 as an analyst after receiving his MBA.  Brett is one of the leaders of the secondary team, focused on the purchase of U.S. and non-U.S. investments in limited partnerships and portfolios of direct investments.  Brett currently serves on the advisory boards of partnerships managed by American Capital Equity Management, Jerusalem Global Ventures, Macquarie Advanced Investment Partners, MidOcean Partners, Tenaya Capital, Vitalife Partners, and the valuation committees of EnerTech Capital and TL Ventures.  He also serves on the Babson College Board of Overseers. 

Brett's previous experience includes serving as a vice president for The Princeton Review of Boston, Inc., where he managed all operational functions of the organization and was responsible for long range strategic planning. 

He received a BS in Management (magna cum laude) from Boston University in 1990 and an MBA (summa cum laude) from Babson College in 1998.

HarbourVest Partners, LLC

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.

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George Anson
Managing Director
London
Tel +44 (0)20 7399 9822

George Anson manages HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited, which supports HarbourVest's investment and client service activities in Europe.  George joined the Firm's London subsidiary in 1990 and serves on the advisory boards of funds managed by BC Partners, Cinven, and IK Investment Partners.  George is the past Chairman and a member of the Board of Directors of the European Private Equity and Venture Capital Association (EVCA).  He is an inaugural member of the BVCA Limited Partner Committee and an inaugural member of the EVCA LP Platform Council.  He was also a director of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a Guernsey-registered closed-end investment company listed on the Specialist Funds Market of the London Stock Exchange and Euronext Amsterdam by NYSE Euronext from its inception in 2007 through early 2013. 

George's previous experience includes seven years with Pantheon Ventures managing European private equity funds and companies. 

A U.K. citizen, he was born in Canada and educated in the U.S.  George received a BA in Finance from the University of Iowa in 1982.

HarbourVest Partners (U.K.) Limited

About HarbourVest
HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC-registered investment advisor. HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, and distressed debt. HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments. HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have more than 240 employees, including more than 80 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, Hong Kong, Tokyo, and Bogotá. In 30 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $25 billion to newly-formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers. The team has also completed over $9 billion in secondary purchases and invested $4 billion directly in operating companies. The firm’s clients consist of 300 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, Latin America, and Japan.