Stephen Pagliuca

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Stephen Pagliuca
Personal details
Born (1955-01-16) January 16, 1955 (age 59)
Framingham, Massachusetts,
Political party Democratic
Alma mater Duke University
Harvard University

Stephen Pagliuca (born January 16, 1955) is a private equity investor, managing partner of Bain Capital, and co-owner of the Boston Celtics.

In 2003, Pagliuca, along with Irving and Wyc Grousbeck, Robert Epstein, William P. Egan, David Epstein and John Svenson, was part of the consortium (Boston Basketball Partners LLC) that acquired the Boston Celtics for $360 million.

In 2009, Pagliuca ran unsuccessfully for the Democratic Party nomination for the U.S. Senator position formerly occupied by Ted Kennedy.


Pagliuca is a managing partner and member of the executive committee of the Boston Celtics and serves as a member of the Board of Governors and the Competition Committee for the National Basketball Association.

In 2009, Pagliuca was one of four candidates vying for the Democratic nomination as part of Massachusetts' special election to fill Ted Kennedy's U.S. Senate seat. Pagliuca came in last in the primary election.

Pagliuca joined Bain Capital in 1989 from Bain & Company where he focused on the information services and healthcare industries and developed Bain & Company's turnaround practice.

Pagliuca started his career as a senior accountant and international tax specialist at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company in the Netherlands (Peat Marwick is today KPMG).

Pagliuca received an MBA from Harvard Business School. He received a BA from Duke University.

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