Wyc Grousbeck

Managing Partner, Governor and CEO
Boston Celtics
Wyc Grousbeck

Wyc co- founded the investment firm Causeway Media Partners, LP in 2013 together with his long time investing partners Mark Wan and Robert Higgins. Causeway’s general and limited partners are drawn from the worlds of sports ownership, media and finance and the firm focuses on sports related media and technology investments such as Formula E Holdings, a new motorsport championship featuring fully electric power, to be held in the great cities of the world; Street League Skateboarding, featuring the world’s best skateboarders; Sport Ngin, the leader in technology for youth sports teams and leagues; and SeatGeek, a leading provider of mobile-enabled ticketing and entertainment solutions.

Wyc has been Managing Partner, Governor and CEO of the Boston Celtics since December 2002, after organizing and leading a local investment group that purchased the team. Wyc named the investment group “Banner 17 LLC” to signify his primary goal, returning the Celtics to contention for their 17th World Championship. He was honored to accept the championship trophy on June 17, 2008, as the Celtics defeated the Lakers by 39 points and became World Champions for the first time in 22 years.

Prior to purchasing the Celtics with his partners, Wyc served as a General Partner of Highland Capital Partners, co-managing $1.8 billion in venture capital funds. He led successful investments in medical technology, software and health care services, including Conor Medsystems, Exact Sciences, Wit Capital, Odyssey Healthcare and LivePerson. His earlier career included four years as a venture capital lawyer in Silicon Valley and two years as a manager in a public biotech company.

In January 2010 Wyc became Chairman of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Mass. Eye and Ear is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School and has been a world leader in advanced research and patient care, preventing and treating vision and hearing loss, for almost 200 years. He also founded and chairs the Curing Kids Fund at Mass Eye and Ear.

Wyc is involved in the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation; Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston; National Braille Press; Horizons for Homeless Children; Cradles to Crayons; and the Lovelane Special Needs Riding Program.

Wyc holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University (1983), a law degree from the University of Michigan (1986) and an MBA from Stanford Business School.