HarbourVest Promotes Trio

HarbourVest Partners has promoted Brett Gordon, Alex Rogers and John Toomey to managing director. Gordon and Toomey focus on the secondary market, while Rogers focuses on direct investments.  



HarbourVest Partners, LLC (the “Firm”), a leading global alternative investment firm, today announced the promotion of three senior investment professionals.  Brett Gordon, Alex Rogers, and John Toomey have been named Managing Directors. 


“Brett, Alex, and John have consistently impressed us with their accomplishments and their focus on achieving strong and consistent performance for our limited partners,” said Kevin Delbridge, Senior Managing Director of HarbourVest.  “We are pleased to recognize these individuals as Managing Directors and look forward to their continued contributions to the Firm.”


“HarbourVest is proud to have one of the most cohesive and experienced teams in the private equity industry, bringing our limited partners a consistent, proven approach to investing in global private equity,” said Brooks Zug, Senior Managing Director of HarbourVest.  “These appointments are an example of the growing leadership of our firm, as well as our commitment to promote from within and ensure that our top performers remain with the organization for the long term.”


Brett A. Gordon joined the Firm in 1998 after graduating summa cum laude from the MBA program at Babson College.  At HarbourVest, Mr. Gordon is one of the leaders of the secondary team, focusing on the purchase of U.S and non-U.S. investments in limited partnerships and portfolios of direct investments.  Prior to joining the Firm, he served as Vice President for The Princeton Review of Boston, Inc., where he managed all operational functions of the organization and was responsible for long range strategic planning.  Mr. Gordon graduated magna cum laude from Boston University with a BS in Management in 1990.


Alex A. Rogers joined HarbourVest in 1998.  He focuses on direct investments in growth equity, buyout, and mezzanine transactions in Europe and other non-U.S. regions.  Mr. Rogers completed HarbourVest’s associate program in 2000 and went on to Harvard Business School, where he graduated with high distinction and was named a Baker Scholar.  After receiving his MBA, Mr. Rogers joined HarbourVest’s London-based subsidiary and has been instrumental in expanding the direct investment team in London.  His previous experience includes positions at McKinsey & Company.  Mr. Rogers received a BA (summa cum laude) in Economics from Duke University in 1996.


John M. Toomey, Jr. joined HarbourVest in 1997.  He is a member of the secondary investment team, where he focuses on U.S. and non-U.S. investments in traditional, synthetic, and structured secondary transactions.  After completing HarbourVest’s associate program, Mr. Toomey left the Firm in late 1999 to attend business school.  He rejoined HarbourVest in 2001 after receiving his MBA from Harvard Business School, where he was awarded the Loeb Fellowship for outstanding achievement in the area of Finance.  Prior to joining the Firm, Mr. Toomey was an analyst at Smith Barney, Inc.  Mr. Toomey received a BS (cum laude) in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University in 1995.


About HarbourVest

HarbourVest Partners, LLC is an independent global alternative investment firm and an SEC- registered investment advisor.  HarbourVest provides investment programs for institutional investors to invest in venture capital, buyout, mezzanine debt, distressed debt, and real estate.  HarbourVest invests in these sectors globally through primary partnerships, secondary purchases, and direct investments.  HarbourVest and its subsidiaries have 215 employees, including 76 investment professionals deployed in Boston, London, and Hong Kong.  In over 25 years of investing in private equity, the team has committed more than $20.6 billion to newly formed funds, representing relationships with 200 private equity managers.  The team has also completed over $5.1 billion in secondary purchases and invested $3.4 billion directly in operating companies.  The firm’s clients consist of 250 institutional investors, including pension funds, endowments, foundations, and financial institutions throughout the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia, and Japan.  To learn more about HarbourVest, visit www.harbourvest.com.