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

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

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