Dana Samuels is a senior member of Sparring Partners and focuses on the firm’s private equity placement business. She has extensive experience in alternative assets. Dana was the Investor Relations Director at Atlas Venture, a Cambridge, MA-based early stage IT and life sciences venture firm. She also spent several years as a research associate at Cambridge Associates where she performed due diligence on private equity and venture capital funds. She held positions at Bain Capital and Bain & Company. Dana is also a co-founder and board member of TUGG, a Boston-based non-profit dedicated to catalyzing and spreading social entrepreneurship in New England. Dana graduated from Lafayette College with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Economics.