PRIOR EXPERIENCE & EDUCATION
Rob previously served the boards of:
- BlackDuck Software (acquired by Synopsys)
- mindSHIFT Technologies (acquired by BestBuy)
- MegaPath Networks (acquired by Fusion)
- Ping Identity (acquired by Vista Equity).
He also previously served on the Board of both the New England Venture Capital Association (NEVCA) and the National Venture Capital Association (NVCA).
Before being a founding partner of Volition Capital, Rob was Managing Partner at Fidelity Ventures.
While at Fidelity Ventures, Rob headed the US and Europe investment teams. He led several investments including Geotel (GEOC – subsequently acquired by Cisco), Nuance Communications (NUAN), InterNAP (INAP), Webspective Software (acquired by Inktomi), Nexabit Networks (acquired by Lucent), WaveSmith (acquired by Ciena), Connected Corp (acquired by Iron Mountain) and Intellon (ITLN).
Before Fidelity, Rob worked as a manager in the high technology practice of The Boston Consulting Group. Before that, he was a product manager for PC products at VLSI Technology, Inc.
Rob received an undergraduate degree in Computer Engineering from the University of Arizona, and an MBA from the MIT Sloan School of Management.
FUN FACTS About Rob
- Rob tried his hand at surfing early on. However, just as his surfing skills should have been peaking, his family moved to Arizona – so he decided to focus his energies on a landlocked sport, like golf.
- He ended up obtaining a college scholarship for golf. Although, according to him, it was a good thing he studied because a golf career surely wouldn’t have worked out so well.
- Rob got his first taste of technology working in marketing at an early stage Silicon Valley-based semiconductor company called VLSI Technology. He eventually became a product manager for PC products for VLSI, which enabled him to experience what it was like to sell complex solutions to customers like Apple and IBM.
Rob Ketterson is a Founding Partner of Volition Capital. He focuses on investment opportunities in information technology, software and tech-enabled services.
Rob currently serves on the board of Cortera.