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William Johnston

Senior Advisor


About William

Bill Johnston joined the Firm in 1983 and was a managing director focused on direct co-investments through 2015. In January 2016, he became a Senior Advisor. He was previously a member of the Firm’s Investment Committee. Bill serves on the Board of Trustees of Colgate University and the Board of Directors of Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center (BIDMC) and he is on BIDMC’s Finance Committee. He also serves on the Board of Directors of Harvard Medical Collaborative, Inc.

Bill’s previous experience includes two years with the Corporate Finance Department of John Hancock, as well as working as an assistant vice president for State Street Bank in Boston.

He received a BA from Colgate University in 1973 and an MBA from Syracuse University School of Management in 1975.