The HarbourVest Boston Team

Chris Long

Vice President & Human Resources Business Partner


About Chris

Chris Long joined HarbourVest in 2022 and is responsible for developing and delivering a full complement of human capital solutions to maximize individual and team performance across multiple organization functions. 

Chris is an accomplished senior human resources leader with demonstrated expertise across the spectrum of HR functions in global organizations.  Chris joined the firm from PennyMac Financial Services, Inc., where he was Senior Vice President, Human Resources. 

Chris received his Master of Studies in Law, Business Law & Compliance from Wake Forest University School of Law, a Master of Arts, Labor & Employment Relations and a Bachelor of Arts degree, Political Science from the University of Illinois, and Certificate in General Management from the Anderson Graduate School of Business, UCLA. 

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”).