The HarbourVest Boston Team

Dean Poulos

Vice President, Enterprise Investment Office


About Dean

Dean Poulos joined HarbourVest in 2013 and is a member of the Enterprise Investment Office (EIO) team focused on optimizing investment execution and operations capabilities in order to enhance the client experience through consistent, streamlined, and repeatable operational activities across the Firm.

Dean initially joined HarbourVest as part of the Portfolio Analytics team, followed by six years on the Primary Investment team focusing on portfolio monitoring, investment analysis, and fund management.

His prior experience includes four years as an associate at Cambridge Associates, a Boston-based investment consulting firm, and two years at State Street Corporation.

Dean received a Bachelor of Science from the University of Massachusetts in 2007.

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”).