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Michael R. Eisenson

Michael R. Eisenson
Nationality  United States
Education Williams College, Yale University
Occupation Private equity investor
Employer Charlesbank Capital Partners

Michael R. Eisenson is co-founder, managing director and chief executive officer of Charlesbank Capital Partners, LLC, a private equity investment firm based in Boston and New York.

Eisenson previously managed certain assets of Harvard Management Company, where he worked from 1986 until the founding of Charlesbank, ultimately rising to managing director.[1][2] Prior to his tenure at Harvard Management Company, Eisenson was with the management consulting firm, Boston Consulting Group.[3]

While at Harken Energy transaction.[4][5][6] Specifically, Eisenson was the Harvard representative on the board when the endowment made a $30 million investment into the oil company venture.[7] Harvard ultimately made a small profit on the transaction.[8]

Eisenson serves on the Board of Directors of Blueknight Energy, CIFC, DEI Holdings, Montpelier Re, Penske Auto Group, StoneCastle Partners and United Road Services. In 2011, he was recognized by the Outstanding Directors Exchange for his significant boardroom contributions.[9] Eisenson is a trustee of The Boston Foundation, Williams College,[10] the Dana-Farber Cancer Institute and the Berklee College of Music.[11] He is also a founding director of Horizons for Homeless Children [12] and was the 2013 recipient of the James J. Pallotta Award, given by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay in recognition of his significant contributions to help at-risk children. [13]

Eisenson earned a BA in economics summa cum laude from Williams College and a JD/MBA (1981) from Yale University.[14]

See also


  1. ^ Strom, Stephanie. Harvard's Invisible Fund-Raising. New York Times, July 25, 2004.
  2. ^ Harvard's endowment fund cuts reliance on bonds International Herald Tribune, December 15, 2006
  3. ^ "Michael R. Eisenson - Berklee College of Music". Retrieved 20 November 2014. 
  4. ^ Kranish, Michael. "Harvard fund poured millions into Bush-connected oil firm: Family connection raised as factor". The Boston Globe, July 18, 2002, p. A12
  5. ^ Harvard Stock Under Scrutiny The Harvard Crimson, July 19, 2002.
  6. ^ Conason, Joe. Did those "boutique" liberals bail out Bush? (, July 11, 2002)
  8. ^ Harvard Investors Call Harken Deal Clean The Harvard Crimson, November 21, 2002
  9. ^ [1] The ODX 2011 Outstanding Director Snapshot, 2011
  10. ^ Williams College Office of the President - Trustees
  11. ^ Berklee Board of Trustees
  12. ^ [2]] Horizons for Homeless Children website
  13. ^ "Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay Presents: Big Night 2013"¬oc=1.
  14. ^ Yale SOM Alumni Stories, October 25, 2010

External links

  • Michael R. Eisenson bio at Charlesbank
  • Yale School of Management - Alumni Leaders - Michael R. Eisenson '81
  • Michael R. Eisenson Profile (Boston Business Journal)

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