- Columbia, B.A., 1988
- Harvard University, M.B.A., 1992
Jonathan Lavine is the managing partner and chief investment officer of Sankaty Advisors, Bain Capital’s fixed income and credit affiliate, which he founded in 1997. Today, Sankaty is one of the leading credit and distressed debt managers, with more than 180 employees in offices in Boston, London, Chicago, and New York and approximately $19 billion in committed assets under management. Before the formation of Sankaty, Mr. Lavine worked in Bain Capital’s private equity business, which he joined in 1993. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Lavine was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department.
An active supporter in numerous charitable organizations, Mr. Lavine is a Trustee of Columbia University and former chair of the Columbia College Board of Visitors, serves on several boards, including City Year, the Dana Hall School, Children’s Hospital Trust, and Dana-Farber Cancer Institute. The Lavines recently formed the Lavine Family Humanitarian Studies Initiative at Harvard to support training and education of humanitarian relief workers and leaders. Mr. Lavine is also a member of the ownership group and a director of the Boston Celtics.
Mr. Lavine received an M.B.A., with distinction, from Harvard Business School, and a B.A., magna cum laude and Phi Beta Kappa, from Columbia College. He was a 2008 recipient of Columbia’s John Jay Award for distinguished professional achievement.
• Jonathan Lavine passes the torch to new Board of Visitors Chair. (Summer 2012)
• Jonathan Lavine elected to Columbia Board of Trustees. (Fall 2011)
• Jonathan Lavine and Gerry Lenfest establish $5 million match for Core Curriculum.
• Jonathan Lavine one of five alumni honored at Jay Dinner.(Summer 2008)