HarbourVest Partners, LLC, a leading global private markets investment specialist with $37 billion in assets under management, today announced the appointment of James Kase as Global Head of Investor Relations. In this role, Mr. Kase will be responsible for all aspects of the firm’s global sales, client relations and marketing communications efforts.

“We are excited to add a person of Jamie’s caliber and experience to our team,” said Brett Gordon, Managing Director. “As our business continues to grow and evolve, it is imperative that our capital raising, investor relations, branding and market positioning efforts globally keep pace. Jamie’s diverse skill set and background will serve our stakeholders well as we strive to meet this important objective.”

Kase brings more than 30 years of sales, marketing and investor relations experience to his new position. Prior to joining HarbourVest, he served as Global Head of Investor Relations for Capula Investment Management, a London-based hedge fund manager. Previously, he held senior marketing and sales roles for several investment firms, including State Street Global Advisors, ING Investment Management, Merrill Lynch Investment Managers and Lehman Brothers.

Mr. Kase received his Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brown University.