The HarbourVest Boston Team

Tricia Mackechnie

Managing Director & Chief Technology Officer


About Tricia

Tricia Mackechnie joined HarbourVest in 2016 and leads the Firm’s global information technology operations and strategic initiatives involving systems, security, infrastructure, application development, telecommunications, and mobility. Since joining HarbourVest, Tricia developed the firm’s technology strategy and implementation roadmap to deliver business and technology capabilities to align to the global business strategy of enabling increased growth and scale.

Tricia joined the Firm from The Hartford where she held various roles in both operations and IT and held the position of senior vice president and CIO. In her role, she was responsible for operations and technology for The Hartford’s annuity and group benefits businesses as well as numerous Enterprise IT functions including Investment Management, Enterprise Risk Management, Finance, Human Resources, and Real Estate. Prior to that, Tricia was the head of project management for US Customer Service at ING. Her experience also includes ten years at Accenture.

Tricia received a BS in Computer Science from Northeastern University in 1991.

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”).