Clinton P. Harris D’69 Th’70
Founder & Managing Partner, Grove Street Advisors, LLC, Wellesley, MA
Board Member: Elected 2005
A.B. Dartmouth College
B.E. Thayer School of Engineering
M.B.A. Harvard University
Clint Harris is the Founder and Managing Partner of Grove Street Advisors (GSA), which is a private equity advisory firm built by professionals with extensive operational experience in the asset class. The firm invests in funds that cover the full range of private equity (from venture capital to buyouts) and plays a leading role in helping to launch promising new fund management teams. GSA currently has 6 partners, 35 total employees, and is managing more than $6 billion for its institutional clients. Clint serves on the advisory boards of a number of the industry's most successful private equity firms.
Prior to founding Grove Street in l998, Clint was a Founder and Managing Director of Advent International Corporation. During his 14 years with the firm, Advent grew to become one of the world's largest and most successful private equity firms operating internationally. Clint served on Advent's Investment Committee which was responsible for more than 250 transactions during his tenure. Prior to Advent, Clint spent seven years as a Consultant and Partner with Bain & Company, where he helped establish Bain's Japanese practice and opened Bain's first office in Germany. Clint also spent five years as a U.S. naval officer serving on two nuclear submarines.
Clint earned his A.B. and B.E. degrees at Dartmouth College in engineering sciences while on a full NROTC scholarship and received his M.B.A. from Harvard University in 1977 (as a Baker Scholar). As an undergraduate, he was a 3-year letter man on the varsity swim team, and is currently "a friend of Dartmouth swimming." He serves on his class reunion giving committee and also served on Thayer School's Corporate Advisory Board (1992-2002) and Thayer School's Campaign Executive Committee (1991-1996). In March 1988, he established the Clinton P. Harris '69 Th'70 endowment fund in support of the general purposes of Thayer School.
Clint is a Trustee and President of the Board of The Rivers School in Weston, MA, and he and his wife, Margaret, live in Wellesley. They have three children and one granddaughter; their daughter, Jessica, graduated with Dartmouth's Class of 2004 and recently married Andy Fishman, Dartmouth's Class of 2002.