It is with the utmost sorrow that we announce the passing of our President, Jay Wilkins. Jay was a trusted mentor to many at Harvest and a friend to all, and a well-known and respected figure in the private equity community. His magnetic personality was a large presence at the firm, continually inspiring us to reach for excellence. Jay will also be remembered for the charitable initiatives he led at Harvest and a legacy of personal philanthropy.
Jay Wilkins joined Harvest in 2010 as a Principal and was President of Harvest since 2021. Prior to joining Harvest, he was a Principal at DLJ Merchant Banking Partners and North Castle Partners. Jay began his career with Donaldson, Lufkin & Jenrette.
He received a B.S. degree from Vanderbilt University.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our Partner and Chief Financial Officer, Marc Unger. He was a great partner, mentor and friend whose dedication to the firm will continue to influence us all.
Marc Unger joined Harvest in 2015. Prior to joining Harvest, he was Chief Operating Officer & Chief Financial Officer of CCMP Capital Advisors. Previously, Marc held positions as Chief Financial Officer of UBS Capital Americas, the private equity spin-off from UBS AG, as well as Kiloran Corporation, a New York based hedge fund and began his career with Ernst & Young.
He received a B.S. degree in Accounting from Lehigh University and an MBA from Columbia Business School.