The HarbourVest Boston Team

David Rule

Managing Director, Chief Information Security Officer


About David

David Rule joined HarbourVest in 2014 and as the Firm’s Chief Information Security Officer, leads all aspects of Global Information Protection. Additionally, Dave is responsible for the IT infrastructure, DevOps, and end user support functions.

Prior to joining HarbourVest, Dave held senior infrastructure leadership positions in the software industry and systems engineering roles at BlackRock and Acadian Asset Management. His responsibilities included IT infrastructure operations and engineering, business continuity, and disaster recovery planning. His previous experience also includes corporate compliance roles at Pioneer Investments and Fidelity Investments.

Dave received a BS from Salem State University, an MS in Information Technology Management from Brandeis University and graduated from Carnegie Mellon’s CISO executive program. He holds the CISSP certification. 

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”).