The HarbourVest Boston Team

Doug Bernard

Vice President, Information Technology


About Doug

Doug Bernard joined HarbourVest in 2016 and is a leader in the Firm’s global information technology team, focusing on delivering business outcomes through transformation of the Firm’s business processes and technology solutions.

He began his career at the Firm as a Senior Business Analyst holding multiple roles within Information Technology. Prior to joining the Firm, Doug was a senior product consultant at SS&C Technologies focusing on acquiring an in-depth understanding of specific business workflows and defining acceptance criteria based on practical scenarios.

Doug received a BS in Business Administration, with a dual concentration in Finance and Marketing from Northeastern University. Doug is a Certified Scrum Product Owner-Scrum Alliance.

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”).