Team

Kristen Deftos

  • Senior Vice President
    Human Resources
  • Boston

Kristen supports the team’s talent management program. She is responsible for assessing and hiring the best talent possible, as well as leading performance management and on-going development initiatives to enhance the team’s professional capabilities.

Kristen supports the team’s talent management program. She is responsible for assessing and hiring the best talent possible, as well as leading performance management and on-going development initiatives to enhance the team’s professional capabilities.

Prior to joining Bain Capital Ventures, Kristen spent twelve years at Wellington Management Company, LLP in Boston. As a Human Resources Relationship Manager, she partnered with senior business leaders across a variety of functional areas in support of global people-related issues and initiatives. Additionally, Kristen spent two years as the Director of Global Talent Acquisition, with oversight for all firm-wide recruiting activities. Prior to Wellington, Kristen was with J.P. Morgan in New York, where she held both human resources generalist and recruiting roles. Kristen received her AB, cum laude, from Bowdoin College and a Master of Arts in Organizational Psychology from Columbia University Teachers’ College.

Experience

  • Bowdoin College 4 years
  • Columbia 2 years
  • JP Morgan 6 years
  • Wellington Management Co, LLP 12 years
  • Bain Capital Ventures 4 years