Jonathan Lavine


Jonathan Lavine

Managing Director, Sankaty Advisors, LLC / Bain Capital, LLC
Co-Chair, Opportunity Nation

Jonathan Lavine serves as the Chief Investment Officer of Sankaty Advisors, the fixed income and credit affiliate of Bain Capital, which he started in 1997. Today, Sankaty is one of the nation’s leading managers of leveraged loans and bonds, credit derivatives, mezzanine and distressed debt, with 70 investment professionals in offices in Boston, London and Chicago and approximately $25 billion in committed assets under management.

Before the formation of Sankaty, Jonathan Lavine worked in Bain Capital’s private equity business. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he was a consultant at McKinsey & Company. He began his career at Drexel Burnham Lambert in the Mergers & Acquisitions Department. 

An active participant in charitable organizations, Jonathan is a member of the Boards of Columbia College, Children’s Hospital Trust, Horizons for Homeless Children, Be The Change Inc., ServiceNation and Stand for Children. He serves as Chair of the National Board of Trustees of City Year and is a Director of the Boston Celtics.

In 2004, Jonathan was honored as one of the Boston Business Journal’s 40 outstanding Bostonians under the age of 40. Jonathan Lavine received the Distinguished Community Service award from the ADL in 2012 and was honored by the Kraft Center in 2014. Jonathan 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. While at Columbia, he received the David Truman Award for outstanding contribution to the academic affairs of the college.

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