Brooks Zug is a senior managing director of HarbourVest and a founder of the Firm. He joined the corporate finance department of John Hancock Mutual Life Insurance Company in 1977, and, in 1982, co-founded Hancock Venture Partners, which later became HarbourVest Partners. He serves as an advisory committee member for a number of US and European private equity partnerships, including funds managed by Accel Partners, Doughty Hanson, Permira, Silver Lake Partners, and TA Associates. Brooks is also a director of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE), a listed investment company.
Brooks is a past Trustee of Lehigh University and a current Overseer of the Boston Symphony Orchestra. He received a BS from Lehigh University in 1967 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 1970.