Ed Brakeman joined Bain Capital in 1988 with an initial focus on private equity investments and became co-founder and co-head of Bain Capital’s public equity investment business, Brookside Capital. He retired from his full-time responsibilities as a Managing Director in 2005. Today, he continues to participate in several firm initiatives on a part-time basis. Prior to joining Bain Capital, he worked at Donaldson, Lufkin and Jenrette in merchant banking. Mr. Brakeman is actively engaged with a number of philanthropic initiatives. He serves as board member or advisor for several organizations in Africa including the African Leadership Academy and Kliptown Youth Program. In addition to serving on the Advisory Council of Social Finance, Mr. Brakeman serves on the Advisory Councils of the Marine Biological Laboratory and the Ragon Institute of MGH, MIT and Harvard. Mr. Brakeman supports the public university mission of the University of California at Berkeley through involvement in various alumni initiatives. He received an MBA from Stanford University and a BS from the University of California at Berkeley.