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Jonathan S. Lavine Co-Managing Partner, Bain Capital and Chief Investment Officer, Bain Capital Credit and Bain Capital Special Situations

Jonathan S. Lavine

Jonathan Lavine is the Chief Investment Officer and Founder of Bain Capital Credit and Bain Capital Special Situations. He is also Co-Managing Partner of Bain Capital, a leading global private investment firm with approximately $175 billion in assets under management. In 1993, Mr. Lavine joined Bain Capital with the firm’s private equity business.

Bain Capital Credit has more than $62 billion in assets under management, and invests across the full spectrum of credit strategies including leveraged loans, high-yield bonds, distressed securities and assets, private middle-market loans, bespoke capital solutions, structured products, non-performing loans, hard assets and equities.

Before joining Bain Capital, Mr. Lavine consulted with McKinsey & Company, and worked in mergers and acquisitions at Drexel Burnham Lambert.


In 2017, Mr. Lavine received the Alexander Hamilton Medal from Columbia College, its highest honor for distinguished services to the college community. He is Chair of the Board of Trustees of Columbia University and 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.

Mr. Lavine was appointed a Member of the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum Council by President Obama and later re-appointed by President Biden.

Mr. Lavine is involved in several civic organizations and regularly supports 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 numerous organizations. Through the Foundation, the Lavines made a record-breaking donation to Harvard Business School to support student fellowships, 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 establish the Library of Congress Lavine/Ken Burns Prize and to WBUR to launch CitySpace, a place for public conversation and civic engagement.

Alongside his philanthropic efforts, Mr. Lavine is a member of the ownership group and a director of the Boston Celtics.


Mr. Lavine is an alum of Columbia College, where he graduated Phi Beta Kappa and magna cum laude. He also received an M.B.A. with Distinction from Harvard Business School.