John C. (Jay) Wilkins, Jr.


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.