"At FEP, we focus on helping to unlock founders, employees and early investors liquidity while providing the most innovative, experienced, and company-focused team in the secondary market."

Robert R. Ackerman, Jr.
Founder & Executive Chairman

The FEP Team

Executive Chairman

Robert (Bob) R. Ackerman, Jr.

Bob is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Equity Partners and the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley-based Cyber Security venture... >MORE

Managing Director

Howard Lee

Howard is a Founder and Managing Director of Founders Equity Partners. Howard has more than twenty years of experience in venture capital and private equity... >MORE


Rob Ackerman

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... >MORE

Operations & Administrative Manager

Dorothy Koo Boulland

Dorothy is the Operations and Administrative Manager at Founders Equity Partners and is focused on developing and implementing processes and systems ...>MORE

Financial and Compliance

Karen Eliadis

Karen is the Founder and CEO of Laurel Advisors, LLC, which provides financial and compliance consulting to Founders Equity Partners. Prior to starting... >MORE

Our Venture Partners

David G. DeWalt
David G. DeWalt is a renowned cybersecurity executive. He is a member or leader of six boards of directors, including ForgeRock, a San Francisco-based multinational identity and access management software company. He is also vice chairman of ForeScout Technologies, a San Jose cybersecurity firm focused on network-connected devices, and a board member of Five9, a leading...>MORE

Kirk Dizon
Kirk Dizon is a Co-Founder and a Director of Ma Nian and ACM (the pre-cursors to Founder’s Equity Partners). Mr. Dizon is also Partner and Chief Operating Officer of Sentinel Dome Partners LLC, ("Sentinel Dome"), an event-driven hedge fund. Prior to working with Sentinel Dome, Ma Nian and ACM, Mr. Dizon was Co-Founder and Managing Director of Birdseye Partners LLC, a boutique platform...>MORE

Bruce C. Gibney
Mr. Gibney began his investing career with an early investment in Confinity, Inc. (the predecessor to PayPal), which was co-founded by his college classmate, and has made early and follow-on investments personally and through Founders Fund, where he was a general partner, in start-ups including Palantir Technologies, SpaceX, DeepMind (acquired by Google) and others...>MORE

Cole Sirucek
Cole Sirucek is an investor and entrepreneur with over 14 years of experience founding, investing into and otherwise supporting entrepreneurial ventures on a global basis. Cole has founded a diverse range of business in his career. He is a Co-Founder of DocDoc Pte. Ltd., which is Asia’s largest real-time online doctor discovery and appointment reservation system...>MORE

Our Portfolio Companies

The FEP team have invested in excess of $125M in direct secondary investments.

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