Sanjiv Shah is a member of the primary investment team at HarbourVest, and is focused on investing with emerging and/or diverse managers, as well as private equity firms targeting the lower-middle market.
Sanjiv joined HarbourVest in 2016 as part of its acquisition of the BAML Capital Access Funds business, which he co-founded in 2002. He joined Bank of America in 1994 and was instrumental in growing its portfolio of community development equity-related investments, including the formation of the group’s fund-of-funds investment programs. These programs were focused on investing with underrepresented managers and in underserved markets. He is a founding member of HarbourVest’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Council and is a board co-chair of The Association of Asian-American Investment Managers. Sanjiv serves on the limited partner advisory boards for a wide range of private equity funds and is a frequent speaker at industry events.
He received a BS in Accounting from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign and an MBA from the Kellogg School of Management at Northwestern University. Sanjiv is a Registered Certified Public Accountant in the state of Illinois.