Board of Directors


Mr. Giannini is Executive Co-Chairman of Hamilton Lane’s board of directors and serves on various of the firm’s investment committees. Prior to his current role, Mr. Giannini served as our Chief Executive Officer from 2001 to 2023, responsible for the firm’s strategic direction, management structure and process.

Prior to joining Hamilton Lane in 1993, he served as Executive Vice President and General Counsel of Industrial Valley Title Insurance Company from 1989 to 1992, Deputy General Counsel of Fidelity Bank in Philadelphia from 1984 to 1989, and Senior Attorney at Continental Illinois Bank in Chicago from 1979 to 1983. Mr. Giannini received a B.A. from California State University, Northridge, a Master of Laws degree from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from Boston College. He is a former member of the state bar associations of California and Illinois.

Mr. Giannini’s extensive experience in private markets, including his long tenure overseeing our strategic direction as our prior Chief Executive Officer, brings valuable industry-specific knowledge and insights to the board of directors and provides the board of directors with an in-depth understanding of our business and operations.