Peter Dolan, Harvard Management Co.’s longtime chief of private equity and venture capital investments, left his post last week, a person briefed on the matter confirmed.
Dolan is considered a superstar in the world of private equity, where he controlled a portfolio that accounts for about 16 percent of Harvard University’s $30 billion endowment. News of his departure has been the buzz of private equity circles in recent days, as he held a powerful perch. The university did not comment on Dolan’s plans.
John Shue, currently a member of the Harvard Management staff, is serving as the interim head of private equity and venture.
Dolan’s departure was first reported by Fortune magazine’s Term Sheet newsletter.Beth Healy can be reached at email@example.com.