The HarbourVest Boston Team

Richard Campbell

Managing Director, Head of Enterprise Continuous Improvement


About Rich

Rich Campbell joined HarbourVest in 2016 and leads the Firm’s Enterprise Continuous Improvement Organization. The Enterprise Continuous Improvement team focuses on process excellence and digital program execution across a number of strategic, operational, and business initiatives to improve and enhance HarbourVest’s firmwide systems and processes. He is also responsible for building continuous improvement capabilities across the Firm to drive business process improvements, using a consistent and repeatable approach to improve operating efficiency and scale to enable business growth.

Rich joined the Firm from The Hartford Financial Services where he was a senior vice president in the Operations & Technology group and was responsible for enterprise capabilities focused on project management, enterprise quality assurance, knowledge management, and process excellence. His previous experience also includes eight years with Bank of America where he led transformational programs supporting technology and operations across the consumer, commercial, and small business banking lines of business.

Rich received a BS in Marketing from Clarkson University in 1995.

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”).