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Seth Palmer joined HarbourVest in 2018 and focuses on sourcing, reviewing, executing, and monitoring direct co-investments. Seth serves as a board member at CustomInk and led several of the firm’s investments including NEP Group, McLarens, Clarios, K2 Insurance Services, High Band Holdings, and Flynn Restaurant Group.
Seth joined the Firm from BlackRock, where he was a director and founding member of BlackRock Private Markets. While at BlackRock, he focused on originating, evaluating, structuring, and executing opportunistic private equity and special situations investments. Additionally, Seth was a senior member of BlackRock Corporate Ventures, a financial services-focused strategic investment program. Prior to joining BlackRock in 2010, he was an associate at Weston Presidio where he evaluated private equity and growth equity investment opportunities in the consumer, business services, and industrial sectors. Seth’s previous experience also includes working within the Investment Banking division of Banc of America Securities.
Seth received a BA (with high distinction) in Economics and Political Science from the University of Michigan in 2003 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2010. Seth is a member of the University of Michigan’s chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.