Meet the FEP management team

Our team’s experience with direct secondary transactions dates back to 2002, establishing us as one of the early pioneers in providing liquidity to entrepreneurs while allowing them to focus on building their businesses.

Robert R. Ackerman - Founder & Executive Chairman

Bob is the Founder and Executive Chairman of Founders Equity Partners and the Founder and Managing Director of Silicon Valley-based Cyber Security venture capital firm Allegis Capital. Bob is not only an experienced 20-plus year investor in venture capital, but he is also one of the pioneers of Direct Secondary investments in technology companies...>MORE

Howard Lee - Managing Director

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 investing in Silicon Valley, and more than a decade of experience in research, development, and marketing in emerging and established technology companies and research institutions. Howard brings this extensive...>MORE

Rob Ackerman - Director

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...>MORE

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Dorothy Koo Boulland - Operations & Administrative Manager

Dorothy is the Operations and Administrative Manager at Founders Equity Partners and is focused on developing and implementing processes and systems for all day-to-day operations. Dorothy has over fifteen years of extensive experience in managing operations, investor relations, marketing and event planning for Silicon Valley venture capital, private equity and startups...>MORE

Karen Eliadis - Finance and Compliance

Karen is the Founder and CEO of Laurel Advisors, LLC, which provides financial and compliance consulting to Founders Equity Partners. Prior to starting Laurel Advisors, Karen was the Chief Financial Officer of BlueRun Ventures, a global venture capital firm with more than $1 billion in assets, based in Menlo Park. She was previously Director of Finance of Sofinnova...>MORE

Meet our venture partners

David G. DeWalt - Venture Partner

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...>MORE

Kirk Dizon - Venture Partner

Kirk Dizon is a Co-Founder and a Director of Ma Nian and ACM (the pre-cursors to Founder’s EquityPartners). 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...>MORE

Bruce C. Gibney - Venture Partner

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...>MORE

Cole Sirucek - Venture Partner

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...>MORE