ERIK R. HIRSCH
Mr. Hirsch is Co-Chief Executive Officer of Hamilton Lane. In this role he is responsible for the firm’s strategic initiatives and operations. Mr. Hirsch serves on the firm’s investment committees as well as the board of directors. Mr. Hirsch served as Vice Chair of Hamilton Lane from 2016 to 2023, in which role he led the firm’s strategic and technology initiatives, and he served as Chief Investment Officer of HLA from 2003 to 2016.
On behalf of Hamilton Lane, Mr. Hirsch is a board member of Novata, a public benefit corporation designed to collect, analyze, benchmark, and report relevant ESG data on behalf of private companies. Hamilton Lane is a founding partner of Novata.
Additionally, Mr. Hirsch serves as an observer on the board of directors of Tifin, a platform that conceives, creates, and operates fintech companies in the areas of wealth management, investments, and personal finance. Hamilton Lane is a strategic investor in Tifin.
Mr. Hirsch is a frequently quoted expert on the private equity industry, both in the print and broadcast media, and is a regular lecturer at the Wharton Business School (University of Pennsylvania).
Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 1999, Mr. Hirsch was a corporate investment banker in the Mergers & Acquisitions department of Brown Brothers Harriman & Co. He began his career as a municipal financial consultant with Public Financial Management (PFM). At PFM, Mr. Hirsch specialized in asset securitization, sport stadium financings and strategic consulting.
Mr. Hirsch is a trustee of the University of Virginia’s College Foundation, a board member of University of Virginia’s Center for Politics and serves on the board of the Philadelphia 76’ers Youth Foundation.