Michael Taylor joined HarbourVest in 1998. He is a managing director focused on primary partnership investing. In 2014, Michael relocated to Asia to complement our local teams and act as a member of our global leadership team in Asia. Michael has experience across all investment areas of the HarbourVest platform - in addition to his current focus on partnership fund investments, he was originally a member of the direct team and also focused on secondary interests in partnerships and direct portfolio acquisitions. He serves on the advisory boards of partnerships managed by Battery Ventures, Highland Capital Partners, Pamlico Capital, Spark Capital, Stone Point Capital, Ventizz Capital Partners, and Vestar Capital Partners. Michael also serves or has served on the Board of Directors of Earth Networks (weatherbug.com), CCBN (acquired by Thomson Financial), and Kimo.com (acquired by Yahoo!). He joined HarbourVest after several years with Morgan Stanley's investment banking division. Michael served as a Lieutenant Commander with the United States Navy, as a Naval Aviator. He received a BS (with distinction) from the United States Naval Academy in 1986 and an MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995.