Sean Doherty (Executive Chairman)
Sean Doherty led the design and creation of the JDRF T1D Fund and became the Fund’s first Board Chair in 2015. Continuing his volunteer service, he became Executive Chairman in January 2019. In this new role he will build upon the Fund’s early success and lead its increased efforts to establish a robust investment market in T1D. He is also on the JDRF International Board of Directors and its Executive Committee. His national roles follow more than a decade of service on the New England Chapter’s Board of Directors, including two years as its President. Sean and his wife, Suzy, have been involved with JDRF since 2002 when their son Finn was diagnosed with T1D at the age of 2.
Sean recently retired from his role as Managing Director of Bain Capital, LP, a private global investment firm which he joined in 2005 as the firm’s first general counsel. Earlier in his career he worked at Ropes & Gray LLP and was a law clerk to a federal district judge in Boston. Prior to law school, he was a Lieutenant in the U.S. Navy, in which he served on a Middle East Force frigate from 1990-94.
Sean received a J.D. magna cum laude from Harvard Law School and a B.A. magna cum laude in Government from Harvard College. He is a member of the board of trustees of Thayer Academy in Braintree, MA.