John Toomey is a managing director, and he focuses on the Firm's investments in traditional, synthetic, and structured secondary transactions. He first joined the Firm in 1997 as a member of the direct investment team. He rejoined HarbourVest in 2001 after business school, and since 2003, he has been a member of the secondary investment team. John was involved with the initial public offering of HarbourVest Global Private Equity Limited ("HVPE") on Euronext Amsterdam and served as Chief Financial Officer from its IPO through September 2008. John serves on the advisory boards of a number of private equity partnerships and is the Chairman of Absolute Private Equity, an investment company formerly listed on the Swiss SIX Exchange, which HarbourVest-managed funds acquired in a tender offer in 2011. John's previous experience includes an analyst role at Smith Barney in the Advisory Group focusing on mergers and acquisitions and corporate restructurings. John received a BS (cum laude) in Chemistry and Physics from Harvard University in 1995 and an MBA from Harvard Business School in 2001, where he was awarded the Loeb Fellowship for outstanding achievement in finance.