John Toomey focuses on the Firm’s secondary investments across a range of transaction types. John is a member of the Firm’s Global Investment Committee and the Executive Management Committee. He first joined the Firm in 1997 as a member of the direct investment team. He rejoined HarbourVest in 2001 after business school, and since 2003, he has focused on secondary investments. John was involved with the 2007 initial public offering of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited (HVPE) on Euronext Amsterdam and served as Chief Financial Officer from the IPO through September 2008. John serves on the advisory boards of a number of private equity partnerships and is the Chairman of Absolute Private Equity, an investment company that was listed on the Swiss SIX Exchange, which HarbourVest-managed funds acquired in a 2011 tender offer.
John’s previous experience includes an analyst role at Smith Barney in the Advisory Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings.
John received a BS (cum laude) in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University in 1995 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001, where he was awarded the Loeb Fellowship for outstanding achievement in finance.