The HarbourVest Boston Team

Amy Unckless

Managing Director


About Amy

Amy Unckless joined HarbourVest in 2019 and leads the Firm’s Organization Effectiveness effort. She is responsible for designing and implementing initiatives that will strengthen the organization and help achieve long-term business goals and objectives.

Amy joined HarbourVest after consulting for the Firm for two years. Her previous experience includes six years with Columbia Management, where she was most recently a managing director responsible for the Private Wealth, Defined Contribution and proprietary distribution channels. Amy also served as Chief Administrative Officer at Columbia Management for four years. Prior to this, she held various roles at Bank of America focused on business management, human resources, and leadership development.

Amy received a BS in Communication from Cornell University and an MS and PhD in Industrial and Organizational Psychology from Penn State University.

Continuation solutions encompass a host of transaction types in which a GP secures interim liquidity and/or additional primary capital for their LPs in a strongly performing asset, or set of assets, that the GP will continue to own and control. Specifically, they include continuation funds, new funds created by GPs for the purpose of acquiring the asset(s) that continue to be managed by the same GP and capitalized by one or several secondary buyers, or equity recapitalizations involving a direct equity or structured equity investment into a portfolio company. These transactions can also include a parallel investment from the GP’s latest fund into that same pool of assets (a “cross-fund trade”).