Jonathan Lavine is Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with approximately $95 billion in assets under management. He also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Bain Capital Credit which was founded as Sankaty Advisors in 1997.
Mr. Lavine joined Bain Capital’s private equity group in 1993. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in mergers and acquisitions.
Mr. Lavine is active in a variety of charitable and civic activities. He has served as Chair of the City Year Board of Trustees since 2013. Mr. Lavine is also a Vice-Chairman of the Trustees of Columbia University. He is a past recipient of Columbia’s John Jay Award for professional achievement, Opportunity Nation’s American Dream Award, Voices for National Service Citizen Service Award and of the New England Anti-Defamation League’s Distinguished Community Service Award. In 2016, Mr. Lavine was appointed a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council by President Barack Obama. Mr. Lavine is also a member of the ownership group and a director of the Boston Celtics. The Lavines also founded the Crimson Lion Foundation which provides financial support to a number of organizations.
Mr. Lavine graduated from Columbia College, Phi Beta Kappa and Magna Cum Laude, and holds an M.B.A with Distinction from Harvard Business School.