Steve Pagliuca is co-chairman of Bain Capital, a leading global investment firm based in Boston with approximately $105 billion in assets under management. He also serves as the global head of Bain Capital Private Equity’s technology, media, and telecommunications vertical and financial services vertical.
Since joining the firm in 1989, Mr. Pagliuca has played a leading role in a wide spectrum of prominent technology, media, telecommunications, financial services and healthcare businesses in which Bain Capital Private Equity has made investments.
Mr. Pagliuca received the Ron Burton Humanitarian Award in 2019. In 2018 he received the Harvard Business School Association of Boston's 2018 Business and Community Leader of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions to leadership and dedication and commitment to numerous nonprofits in Boston and beyond. He received the American Dream Award from Habitat for Humanity in 2010 for his outstanding contributions to enhancing the Greater Boston Community and in 2005 he received the Bright Star Award for recognition of his community charitable activities
Mr. Pagliuca is a managing general partner and co-owner of the World Champion Boston Celtics. As a managing partner and chairman of the Basketball Committee, he has focused on the development and improvement of the basketball operations. Mr. Pagliuca is also president of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation. The Shamrock Fund helps children gain access to housing, healthcare and other services in partnership with local charities. He is also a Trustee of Bain Capital Children's Charity.
Mr. Pagliuca is a member of the HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Harvard University Board of Overseers’ Committee on University Resources (COUR), and the HBS Healthcare Initiative Advisory Board. He also serves on the Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) President’s Council and is a member of the Eisenhower Fellowships.
Mr. Pagliuca has been active in the area of public policy and is a former candidate for the U.S. Senate. He is a frequent contributor on television, radio and print media to provide commentary focusing on global economic issues.
Mr. Pagliuca and his wife, Judy, have four children: Joe Pagliuca a T'07 and HBS 2012 graduate, played for 4 years as member of the Duke men's basketball team; Jesse Pagliuca, is an Amherst College graduate where he played on the national championship basketball team in 2012; Stephanie Pagliuca T'12, Duke University School of Medicine ’18 and Nick Pagliuca T’17, who played on the Duke men’s basketball team and was a member of the Duke 2015 national championship team.
Elected to the Duke University Board of Trustees in 2013, Mr. Pagliuca is a member of the Executive Committee, Audit and Compliance Committee and the External Engagement Committee.
Mr. Pagliuca served on Duke's Trinity Board of Visitors in 2001- 2008, serving as chair in 2005-2007. He served on the Campaign Steering Committee.
Mr. Pagliuca received a B.A. from Duke University in 1977 where he also played freshman basketball, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School in 1982.