Brian Gildea

Head of Evergreen Portfolios

Brian is a Managing Director at Hamilton Lane, and Head of Evergreen Portfolios. He is also a member of the firm’s Investment Committee, Responsible Investment Committee and of its Evergreen Portfolio Committee.

Brian has 25 years of private markets investment experience, spanning private markets asset classes and strategies. Brian joined Hamilton Lane in 2009, and previously served as Head of Investments, where he was responsible for oversight and management of all of Hamilton Lane’s investment activities globally, and, prior to that, as Global Head of Co-Investments. Prior to joining Hamilton Lane, he was a General Partner at Bear Stearns Merchant Banking, and prior to that, at Freeman Spogli & Co. Brian began his career as a Financial Analyst in the Mergers & Acquisitions Group at Salomon Brothers Inc.

He received a B.S. in Business Administration from Georgetown University. Brian serves as Vice Chairman of the Board of Philadelphia Financial Scholars.

Featured Content


Acceleration of Trends: Trendspotting

Fundraising in the private markets is an area that tends to be light on data, but long on anecdote. So we turned to the data to support our hypothesis on the latest trend in the fundraising market.

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Acceleration of Trends: Sector Preference Shifts

One of the key features of the private markets’ evolution has been the increasing optionality available to investors, with the opportunity set effectively doubling over the past decade. So, what 3 main areas are investors most focused on today?

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Acceleration of Trends: SPACs, GP-Leds, and the Case of the Longer Hold

In the first of a series on the acceleration of trends brought on by the pandemic, Head of Investments Brian Gildea shares his take on SPACs, GP-leds, and implications of longer hold periods.

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Market Overview: Operating Partners

Watch a clip on operating partners in the private markets from our Market Overview presentation in New York City this past October with Head of Investments Brian Gildea and Vice Chairman Erik Hirsch.

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