The HarbourVest Boston Team

Bob Ferris

Vice President, Information Technology


About Bob

Bob Ferris joined HarbourVest in 2005 and is a leader of the Firm’s global information technology team, focusing on delivering business capabilities across three major platforms including Fund Administration, Finance, and the Enterprise Data Warehouse.

Bob joined the Firm from Protocol Integrated Direct Marketing, where he was a Programmer/Analyst responsible for application and report development.  Prior to that, he was a consultant for General Electric Power Systems enhancing the materials and process engineering system.

Bob received a BS in Business Administration with a concentration in Computer Information Systems from Bryant University in 2001.

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”).