STEVE PAGLIUCA is a Managing Partner, Co-Owner and Chairman of the Basketball Committee of the World
Championship Boston Celtics Basketball franchise. Over the past decade, Mr. Pagliuca has played a leadership role
in the development of the Celtics basketball strategy and operations.
He is the President of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, the charitable arm of the organization. The
Shamrock Foundation helps children gain access to housing, healthcare and other services in partnership with local
charities. Mr. Pagliuca also serves as an alternate member of the NBA Board of Governors.
A highly accomplished business leader, Mr. Pagliuca is a Co-Chairman at Bain Capital, a leading global private
investment firm that is based in Boston. Bain Capital provides capital and expertise to a wide range of companies
from start-ups to multi-billion dollar enterprises. An active investor in the media, technology, financial services and
healthcare industries, he has helped to build Bain Capital into one of the world’s leading investment companies.
Mr. Pagliuca is a Trustee of Bain Capital Children’s Charity and Eisenhower Fellowships. Mr. Pagliuca received
the Ron Burton Humanitarian Award in 2019. In 2018 he received the Harvard Business School Association of
Boston’s 2018 Business and Community Leader of the Year Award in recognition of his contributions to leadership
and commitment to numerous nonprofits in Boston and beyond. He received the American Dream Award from
Habitat for Humanity in 2010 for his outstanding contributions to enhancing the Greater Boston Community and in 2005 he received the Bright Star
Award for recognition of his community charitable activities.
Mr. Pagliuca is 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 providing commentary on global economic issues. Mr. Pagliuca is a member of the HBS Board of Dean’s Advisors, the Harvard University
Board of Overseers’ Committee on University Resources (COUR), and the HBS Healthcare Initiative Advisory Board. He also serves on the MGH
President’s Council and is a member of the Duke University Board of Trustees.
He holds an undergraduate degree from Duke University where he played freshman basketball, and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Steve and his wife, Judy, have four children and live in Weston, Massachusetts.
THE ABBEY GROUP
ROBERT EPSTEIN is a Managing Partner of the Boston Celtics and represents
The Abbey Group on the Celtics Managing Board and Executive Committee. He
is a principal at The Abbey Group, a Boston-based real estate management and
development company, with his partner and Celtics co-investor DAVID EPSTEIN.
The Abbey Group is known in Boston as the developer of many successful real estate
properties, including the notable 1.5 million square foot Landmark Center mixeduse
development that anchors a prime area between Fenway Park and the Longwood
Medical area in Boston, Lafayette Corporate Center, a newly re-developed 650,000
square foot office center in Boston’s Downtown Crossing, 45 Province, a 32-story
condominium tower, located at the intersection of Beacon Hill and Government
Center, The Viridian, a newly constructed residential Tower on Boylston Street
in the Fenway, and Exchange South End, and, most recently a planned 1,600,000
square foot Life Science and Technology Center located in the South End
Robert Epstein is currently a partner and Chief Executive Officer of The Abbey
Group, overseeing all aspects of the group’s operations. His reputation as a knowledgeable and innovative developer led to his appointment to several key
advisory committees, including the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority and the Strategic Initiatives Committee of the Massachusetts Industrial
Finance Agency, and also serves as a Trustee of Bard College.
The partners of The Abbey Group, Robert and David, individually and corporately, support many of Boston’s cultural institutions and serve on several
Boards and Committee’s including Longy School, Bard College, Museum of Fine Arts, the Huntington Theatre Company, Horizons for Homeless
Children, and The Anti-Defamation League.
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