Manager's Investment Committee

The Investment Committee leads HarbourVest’s over 100 investment professionals that source, evaluate, and close private equity investments around the world.

The global investment team uses a focused, consistent, and comprehensive process to evaluate assets and allow access to the primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct co-investments that it believes offer the strongest potential for returns.


Kathleen Bacon

Managing Director

  • Joined HarbourVest in 1994 from First National Bank of Boston
  • ADVISORY BOARDS: Venture — Amadeus, Sofinnova; Europe – Apax, Arle, Butler, Exponent, Quadriga, TDR, Towerbrook; Emerging Markets – Ethos, FIMI, Helios

Greg Stento

Managing Director

  • Joined HarbourVest in 1998 from Comdisco Ventures and prior experience at Horsely Bridge
  • ADVISORY BOARDS: Accel, August, Elevation, Garnett & Helfrich, Redpoint, Silver Lake Kraftwerk, Summit, TPG, WCAS

John Toomey

Managing Director

  • Joined HarbourVest in 1997 from Smith Barney (rejoined in 2001 post-MBA)
  • HVPE CFO from IPO through 2008
  • Chairman of Absolute Private Equity and HarbourVest Structured Solutions II (formed to acquire the assets of Conversus)

Robert Wadsworth

Managing Director

  • Joined HarbourVest in 1986 from Booz, Allen & Hamilton
  • Current Company Boards: Earth Networks, Intelex Technologies, Veriato Systems
  • Prior Private/Public Company Boards: Camstar, Concord Communications, Health Dialog, Kinaxis, NEI, Trintech