Co-Owner, Boston Celtics
Steve Pagliuca is co-chairman of Bain Capital, a leading global investment firm based in Boston with approximately $140b in assets under management. He formerly served as the global head of Bain Capital Private Equity’s healthcare, technology, media, and telecommunications vertical and financial services practice.
Mr. Pagliuca is a managing general partner and co-owner of the World Champion Boston Celtics and serves on the NBA Board of Governors. 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. In 2020, Mr. Pagliuca helped found the Celtics United for Social Justice, a 10-year, $25 million collaborative commitment to address the issues of racial injustice and social inequity in America.
Mr. Pagliuca had been recognized for his many significant philanthropic efforts and contributions. He is the recipient of several awards for his contributions to leadership and commitment to numerous nonprofits in Boston and beyond. Most recently he was awarded the 2020 Ray Stata Leadership and Innovation Award by the Massachusetts High Technology Council for his efforts working with the state of Massachusetts on the COVID-19 Task Force.
Mr. Pagliuca is an active life sciences start up investor. In 2016, the Pagliuca Family Foundation helped create the Pagliuca Harvard Life Lab, a shared laboratory space that gives all Harvard students and various members of the University an opportunity to participate in biotech and other life sciences.
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.