WYCLIFFE GROUSBECK has been Lead Owner and Governor of the Boston Celtics since he conceived of,
and led, the purchase of the team in late 2002.
Wyc named the group “Banner 17 LLC” to signify his primary goal, the Celtics winning a 17th World
Championship. That goal was achieved on June 17, 2008, as the Celtics defeated the Lakers by 39 points and became
World Champions for the first time in 22 years.
In 2010 Wyc became Chairman of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary, a teaching hospital of Harvard
Medical School. It has been a world leader in vision and hearing research, fighting blindness and deafness, for almost
In 2013 Wyc co-founded Causeway Media Partners, LP, a private equity firm managing over $340 million, focusing
on sports and technology investments. Causeway’s investments include Formula E Holdings, SeatGeek, SessionM,
Peerfit and Flosports.
Wyc’s earlier career involved experience as a venture capital investor in Boston and as a securities lawyer in Silicon
Wyc and his wife Emilia are involved in a number of charities including Mass. Eye and Ear, the Boston Celtics
Lead Owner and Governor
Shamrock Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Camp Jabberwocky, National Braille Press, USA Rowing, Robin Hood, Boston Children’s
Hospital and the Lovelane Special Needs Riding Program.
Wyc holds a bachelor’s degree in history from Princeton University (1983), where he rowed on an undefeated crew that claimed the national rowing
championship; a law degree from the University of Michigan (1986); and an MBA from Stanford Business School where he was a Miller Scholar
(1992). He serves on the NBA Board of Governors, the boards of Partners Heath Care, NBC Sports Boston, Formula E Holdings, and Peerfit, and is
the Chairman of the Rhodes Scholar Selection Committee for the New England Region.
H. IRVING GROUSBECK is a Managing Partner of the Boston Celtics as well as an Executive Committee Member.
Father of Managing Partner & Governor Wyc Grousbeck, Mr. Grousbeck is a Consulting Professor of
Management at Stanford University’s Graduate School of Business, and was formerly co-head of the school’s Center
for Entrepreneurial Studies. His teaching focuses on an objective means to develop a greater understanding of the
issues faced by entrepreneurial companies and individuals. In addition to his professorial duties, Mr. Grousbeck
co-authored the textbook New Business Ventures and the Entrepreneur. From 1981 to 1985, he was a lecturer at
Harvard University’s Graduate School of Business Administration.
In 1963, Mr. Grousbeck co-founded Continental Cablevision and went on to serve as that company’s President
from 1964 to 1980 and Chairman of the Board from 1980 to 1985. Continental Cablevision was sold to U.S. West
Media Group in November 1996.
Mr. Grousbeck is a graduate of Amherst College and the Harvard Business School. He was awarded an honorary
Doctor of Humane Letters degree by Amherst College in 2000, and by Menlo College in 2015. He serves on a
number of private company boards and was formerly a Trustee of Children’s Hospital Boston, Newton-Wellesley
Hospital, New England Eye Bank, the Hewlett Foundation, and the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education.
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