Jonathan Lavine is Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with approximately $160 billion in assets under management. He also serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Bain Capital Credit, which was founded as Sankaty Advisors in 1998.
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 is Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University and Chairman Emeritus of the City Year Board of Trustees and Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign for Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. He was the 2017 recipient of Columbia University’s Alexander Hamilton Medal, the highest honor awarded to a member of the college community for distinguished service. He is a past recipient of Columbia’s John Jay Award for professional achievement, Columbia’s David Truman Award for outstanding contribution to academic affairs, the Dean’s Leadership Award for the Class of 1988 25th Reunion, Columbia/Barnard Hillel’s Seixas Award, Voices for National Service Citizen Service Award and 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 Obama.
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.