Rob is a Founder and Director of Founders Equity Partners and the Founder of Ackerman Capital Management.

Rob is an experienced Direct Secondary investor, having invested over $200M across 20+ deals in the past 4 years. Rob has built a reputation as a company and employee focused investor who understands the many nuances of structured secondary transactions and programs. Rob’s experience allows him to engage with companies to build unique liquidity programs focused on delivering strategic value as part of company’s long-term capitalization strategy, while still serving the immediate needs of liquidity at an individual employee level. Rob has worked closely with companies at all stages of development including Lyft, Palantir, SpaceX, and Cylance.

Prior to his career in venture capital, Rob served in the United States Navy in a variety of roles that included, Surface warfare, Intelligence, and Expeditionary Warfare Training. His experience deploying around the world and working with groups from all branches of service, allows him to work with companies and teams from all backgrounds to focus on building a solution that works for all parties. Rob continues to be actively engaged in the veteran community, mentoring and helping fellow service members transition into the technology and investment world. He has a degree in History from the United States Naval Academy as well as a MA in History from Georgetown University.