The HarbourVest Boston Team

Taryn Kelley

Vice President


About Taryn

Taryn Kelley joined HarbourVest in 2016 and is focused on delivering transformational change through process excellence and program execution across a number of strategic initiatives.

Taryn’s responsibilities include support of the Firm’s strategic planning process and new product execution. Prior to joining the Firm, Taryn was a lean solutions consultant at Sun Life Financial with over 10 years of experience in deploying Lean transformation and process improvements initiatives.

Taryn received a MA in International Economics and Finance from Brandeis International Business School and a BA in Economics and Business from Brandeis University (cum laude) along with PMP and Lean Six Sigma Black Belt certifications.

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”).