Laura Thaxter joined HarbourVest in 2000 as the Firm’s Director of Marketing and Client Communications. She became a vice president in 2004 and a principal in 2007. Laura’s responsibilities have included enhancing the Firm’s communications efforts and building the marketing and client communications team. This team produces annual and semi-annual reports, fund updates for limited partners, the annual investor meeting, presentations, and materials for new fund offerings, and manages the investor database and HarbourVest website.
Laura joined HarbourVest from Thomson Financial where she was a marketing director with the Investment Banking and Capital Markets group, whose product lines included SDC, Venture Economics, Investext, Venture Capital Journal, Private Equity Week, and Buyouts. Her other experience includes marketing positions with First Variable Life Insurance and IDG Books Worldwide.
Laura received a BA in Government and Economics from Dartmouth College in 1993.