The HarbourVest Boston Team

Nathan Ritsko



About Nathan

Nathan Ritsko joined the HarbourVest team in 2022 as a product specialist focused on continuation solutions and works closely with the secondary, direct, and investor relations teams.

Nathan joined the Firm after eight years at Wellington Management, LLP, where he was an investment director in the alternatives and multi-strategy group.  His prior experience includes positions in investment banking at Citigroup, UBS, and Houlihan Lokey.

Nathan received a BA in Philosophy, Politics, and Economics, cum laude, from the University of Pennsylvania and an MBA from the Johnson Graduate School of Management at Cornell University.

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”).