Please join HALB for a conversation with Professor Ted Berk of HBS. Ted retired in 2016 as a managing director of Bain Capital, one of the world’s leading alternative investment firms, after nearly 20 years as a private equity investor. Ted was based in London for the majority of his career, where his primary focus was private equity investments supporting consumer-facing businesses in Europe. Ted held a number of leadership responsibilities at Bain Capital over the course of his career, including coordinating the European investment committee and recruiting.
Ted has broad investment experience, including high-growth situations, international expansions, founder transitions, and operational turnarounds. He has worked across Europe and in North America, South Africa and Japan.
Ted Berk is currently the Barry and Teri Volpert Fellow and a Senior Lecturer of Business Administration in the Finance Unit at Harvard Business School. He teaches Private Equity Finance in the elective curriculum and Finance I & II in the required curriculum.
Prior to joining Bain Capital, Ted worked as a consultant with Bain & Company in the United States. He graduated from Harvard Business School, as a Baker Scholar and Siebel Scholar, and he holds a Bachelor of Arts degree magna cum laude from Harvard College. Ted also attended the Ecole Polytechnique (Paris) as a Jean Monnet fellow.