Kelli Finnegan - harbourvest
The HarbourVest Boston Team

Kelli Finnegan, CPA

Senior Vice President


About Kelli

Kelli Finnegan joined HarbourVest in 2004 and is responsible for oversight of the global Operational Due Diligence (ODD) team. She also has the responsibility of managing the firm’s Corporate Vendor Management Program (CVMP). The ODD team is responsible for evaluating and reporting on the operational controls of potential and existing investment managers across all investment platforms. The CVMP is responsible for maintaining a firmwide vendor program that supports the accountabilities of the lines of business owners, captures relevant vendor data, and delivers meaningful assessments and reporting to stakeholders.

Kelli has over 25 years of experience in the private equity industry. She initially started her career at HarbourVest in the fund accounting team. As Vice President, Senior Fund Controller, she managed a team of accountants that provided quarterly and annual reports to investors. She also managed the firm’s year-end audits and the SOC 1 internal control process. Kelli’s prior experience includes accounting management roles at BISYS and PwC, focusing on private equity and venture capital clients. She also worked at Fleet Bank in their internal audit team.

Kelli received a BS in Accounting from Providence College in 1994.

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”).