Vin is Founder and Chairman of Schooner, a firm which he started in 1971 and has managed for four decades. He served as a Director of Iron Mountain (1971 - 2017), a $10 billion global records management company which he purchased and grew from a single storage site; a former Director of Continental Cablevision, where he invested and served on the Board for more than two decades until the company was sold in 1996; and a founder of both National Hydro and Arch Mobile Communications. In addition, he has served on numerous Schooner investment boards over the years.

In 1996, Vin created The Schooner Foundation, which supports a number of not-for-profit causes globally, with a particular emphasis on human rights. Vin currently serves as a Director of the Nature Conservancy and served as a Director of the Marine Biological Laboratory, the Isabella Stewart Gardner Museum, Physicians for Human Rights, and Survivor Corps (formerly Landmine Survivors Network). He also chairs the Advisory Board of the Carr Center at Harvard University’s Kennedy School of Government. Vin is a graduate of Boston University.