Jonathan Lavine is the Chief Investment Officer of Bain Capital Credit and Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with approximately $140 billion in assets under management.
Mr. Lavine joined Bain Capital in 1993 with the firm’s private equity business, and co-founded Bain Capital Credit, formerly known as Sankaty Advisors, in 1998. Bain Capital Credit has $40 billion in assets under management, and invests across the full spectrum of credit strategies including leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed debt, private lending, structured products, non-performing loans and equities. Bain Capital Credit’s team is made up of 130 investment professionals across the United States, Europe, Asia and Australia. Before joining Bain Capital, Mr. Lavine was a consultant at McKinsey & Company, and worked in mergers and acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert.
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.
Mr. Lavine is involved in a number of civic organizations and is a regular supporter of philanthropic causes. He is Chairman Emeritus of the City Year Board of Trustees. He and his wife, Jeannie Lavine, have endowed the Lavine Family Professorship of Humanitarian Studies at the Harvard School of Public Health, to promote the study of humanitarian issues, including relief, preparedness and public health. The Lavines also founded the Crimson Lion Foundation which provides financial support to a number of organizations. Through the Foundation, the Lavines made a record-breaking donation to Harvard Business School to support student fellowships and helped launch the Lavine Family Innovation Fund at LIFT Communities and created the Million Match Challenge with Cycle for Survival. The Lavines also made gifts to The Better Angels Society to found the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize and to WBUR to found CitySpace, a place for public conversation and civic engagement.
Mr. Lavine is a Co-Chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University having formerly chaired the Columbia College Board of Visitors. 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. Presented to him by President Barack Obama in 2016, Mr. Lavine was appointed a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council. In 2017, Mr. Lavine received the Alexander Hamilton Medal from Columbia College, its highest honor. He is a member of the ownership group and a director of the Boston Celtics.