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Vice President, Direct



Job Description

The Vice President, Direct, Boston responsibilities will primarily include identifying and evaluating equity and mezzanine investment opportunities. The Vice President will meet with companies who are raising capital and seek out companies with strong business models. He/she will also meet with private equity managers that HarbourVest has relationships with to raise awareness of HarbourVest’s direct investment practice, discuss market trends and portfolio company performance, and source new investment opportunities. When evaluating investment opportunities, the Vice President will perform detailed diligence including meeting with management, reviewing financial models, conducting customer reference calls, and conducting industry research. He/she will also work with Associates to  generate financial models to illustrate the potential returns of an investment opportunity and be a critical contributor to valuing and structuring decisions. HarbourVest makes its investment decisions in a team-oriented fashion, so the Vice President must be able to communicate the merits of an investment opportunity to the other team members and answer their questions. Lastly, in deals where HarbourVest assumes a board seat, the Vice President will be responsible for actively engaging with the management team and other investors on a regular basis as a board representative post-investment.


BS/BA, MBA, or equivalent in experience


4+ years relevant work experience

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