The HarbourVest Boston Team

Rob Schuler

Vice President, Product Development and Management


About Rob

Rob Schuler joined HarbourVest in 2017 and focuses on the Firm’s global product development initiatives, including managing the creation and launch of new investment products across strategies and preparing and maintaining the Firm’s overall product roadmap and development process.

Rob joined the Firm from Natixis Investment Managers, where he was most recently an assistant vice president responsible for leading mutual fund launches and managing product changes. Prior to that, he was an investment services representative at BlackRock.

Rob received a BA in Political Science from Bates College in 2007 and an MBA from Northeastern University in 2015.

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”).