HarbourVest Partners taps Klempner as managing director

HarbourVest Partners has hired Bryce Klempner as a managing director.

HarbourVest Partners has hired Bryce Klempner as a managing director. Previously, Klempner was a partner at McKinsey and co-head of its global institutional investor practice.


BOSTON–(BUSINESS WIRE)–HarbourVest Partners, a global private markets asset manager, today announced the hiring of Bryce Klempner as a managing director. Klempner will be a member of the firm’s investment solutions and strategy teams focusing on new product innovation and strategic growth.

“We are pleased to welcome Bryce to HarbourVest,” said John Toomey, Managing Director, HarbourVest Partners. “Bryce’s deep experience in private markets and advising a wide variety of institutional investors will further enable HarbourVest to help our clients pursue innovative approaches to achieving their investment goals.”

Klempner was previously a partner at McKinsey and co-head of its Global Institutional Investor practice, advising pensions, sovereign wealth funds, endowments, foundations, and family offices, as well as private equity firms and other types of investors. He co-led McKinsey’s efforts in ESG and sustainable investment and led the firm’s global research on private markets. Prior to joining McKinsey, he worked at Goldman Sachs in Tokyo, at private equity firms in Mumbai and Shanghai, and for a software start-up oriented towards individual investors.

Klempner received a BA in East Asian Studies from Harvard University and a JD from Harvard Law School.

HarbourVest is an independent, global private markets investment specialist with over 35 years of experience and more than $92 billion in assets under management, as of December 31, 2021. The Firm’s powerful global platform offers clients investment opportunities in private equity, private credit, and infrastructure and real assets through primary fund investments, secondary investments, and direct co-investments, in commingled funds or separately managed accounts. HarbourVest has more than 800 employees, including more than 190 investment professionals across Asia, Europe, and the Americas. This global team has committed more than $49 billion to newly-formed funds, completed over $40 billion in secondary purchases, and invested over $27 billion directly in operating companies. Partnering with HarbourVest, clients have access to customized solutions, longstanding relationships, and actionable insights.