Stephen Pagliuca Biography

Stephen Pagliuca is a Managing Partner and Executive Committee Member of the Boston Celtics and Managing Director and Co-Chairman of Bain Capital.

At the Celtics, as a Managing Partner and Chairman of the Basketball Committee, Pagliuca has focused on enhancing the development and improvement of the Celtics basketball operations. Mr. Pagliuca also serves as a member of the NBA Board of Governors and the NBA Competition Committee.

Pagliuca currently is also a Managing Director of Bain Capital. He has helped build Bain Capital into a leading global private equity firm with approximately $80 billion capital under management.  Mr. Pagliuca joined Bain Capital in 1989 as a Managing Director. Prior to joining Bain Capital, Mr. Pagliuca was a Partner at Bain & Company where he managed client relationships in the information services and healthcare industries. Mr. Pagliuca was also involved in developing Bain & Company’s turnaround practice. Previously, Mr. Pagliuca worked as a senior accountant and international tax specialist at Peat Marwick Mitchell & Company in the Netherlands.


Pagliuca received a B.A. from Duke University where he also played freshman basketball, and an M.B.A. from the Harvard Business School.


Steve is currently the Chairman of the Massachusetts Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Children, Chairman of the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, Co Chair of the Inner City Scholarship Fund and serves on the international board of The Right To Play, a worldwide children’s development group that utilizes Olympic athletes to promote children’s health and safety. He is also a Trustee of the Bain Capital Children’s Charity.

Pagliuca is a member of the Board of Directors of:
Gartner Group
Burger King
HCA (Hospital Corporation of America)
Warner Chilcott
and other organizations.

Pagliuca has been active in youth basketball from kindergarten to the AAU level. He and his wife, Judy, with their four children are longtime Massachusetts residents.