The HarbourVest Boston Team

Brett Gordon

Managing Director


About Brett

Brett Gordon co-manages HarbourVest’s Solutions practice globally, focusing on separately managed accounts and comingled fund product development. He is a member of the firm’s Executive Leadership Team as well as chairperson of the Compensation Committee. He joined HarbourVest in 1998 after receiving his MBA. Brett currently serves on the Babson College Board of Trustees and the Project Hope Board of Directors.

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

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”).