The HarbourVest Boston Team

Andrea Simsik

Senior Vice President


About Andrea

Andrea Simsik joined HarbourVest in 2024 to lead firmwide product strategy, including product research & development and portfolio planning.

Andrea has over 15 years of experience in financial services and business strategy. At Goldman Sachs, she conducted manager due diligence in the Alternative Investments & Manager Selection group, and served both institutional and private wealth clients as a Fixed Income Product Manager. During her tenure at McKinsey & Co., she led strategic assessments, corporate restructuring, and large-scale operational transformations. Most recently, Andrea spent time at Google leading payments strategy and at a startup RIA, Arta Finance, building a digital Alternative Investments platform.

Andrea received an MBA in Management and Operations from The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, and a BS (magna cum laude) in Applied Economics and Management from Cornell University. She is a conversational speaker of Mandarin Chinese.

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”).