"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... >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

Our Portfolio Companies

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

  • Spark Cognition
  • Lucidworks
  • Diamanti
  • Cylance
  • CyberGRX
  • Code42
  • Atrium
  • Area1