The HarbourVest Boston Team

James Miller, EA

Senior Vice President, Senior Tax Manager


About James

James Miller joined HarbourVest in 2007 and currently oversees the State and Local tax compliance process for all HarbourVest legal entities, both US-based and international. His responsibilities also include tax-related communications with existing and prospective investors and is involved in the investment due diligence process for primary, secondary, and direct co-investments.

James joined the Firm from Stone & Company, where he was a staff accountant responsible for drafting financial statements, authorizing and processing tax returns, and performing audits.

James received a BS in Accountancy from Quinnipiac University in 2005 and an MS in Taxation from Northeastern University in 2012. He holds the Enrolled Agent (EA) designation.

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”).