Wycliffe "Wyc" Grousbeck, Managing Partner & Governor

Wycliffe "Wyc" Grousbeck, Managing Partner & Governor

Wycliffe Grousbeck has been Governor, Managing Partner and CEO of the Boston Celtics since he conceived of the purchase of the team and then organized the new ownership group in late 2002.

Wyc named the group "Banner 17 LLC" to signify his primary goal, the Celtics winning a 17th World Championship. That goal was achieved on June 17, 2008, as the Celtics defeated the Lakers by 39 points and became World Champions for the first time in 22 years.

In 2010 Wyc became Chairman of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. Mass. Eye and Ear is a teaching hospital of Harvard Medical School, and is ranked #1 overall in its specialties by US News. It has been a world leader in vision and hearing research, fighting blindness and deafness, for almost 200 years.

In 2013 Wyc co-founded Causeway Media Partners, LP, a private equity firm managing over $340 million, focusing on sports and technology investments. Causeway’s investments include Formula E Holdings, SeatGeek, and Flosports.

Wyc’s earlier career involved time as a venture capital investor in Boston and as a securities lawyer in Silicon Valley.

Wyc and his wife Emilia are involved in a number of charities including Mass. Eye and Ear, the Boston Celtics Shamrock Foundation, Boys and Girls Clubs of Boston, Camp Jabberwocky, National Braille Press, Horizons for Homeless Children, USA Rowing, and the Lovelane Special Needs Riding Program.

Wyc holds a bachelor's degree in history from Princeton University (1983), where he rowed on an undefeated crew that claimed the national rowing championship; a law degree from the University of Michigan (1986); and an MBA from Stanford Business School where he was a Miller Scholar (1992). He serves on the board of NBC Sports Boston and Formula E Holdings.


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