Rob Stavis

Rob Stavis is a member of Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc.’s Board of Directors. Mr. Stavis is a General Partner in Bessemer Venture Partners’ Larchmont, New York office. He primarily focuses on early-stage investments in financial services and in emerging software technologies. Mr. Stavis is currently involved with Gerson Lehrman Group, Inc., Portrait Software (formerly AIT Group, LSE-AIM: PST), Zopa, Revver, Pure Networks, and Quadriserv. His exited investments include SiteAdvisor (acquired by McAfee), PRE Solutions (acquired by Incomm), LifeHarbor (acquired by Vestmark) and Skype Technologies (purchased by E-bay in 2005), where Mr. Stavis led the A round. Prior to joining Bessemer, Mr. Stavis was a private equity investor, managing a portfolio of interests in a variety of industries including telecommunications, software, technology, gaming, and restaurants. Until July of 1998, he was the co-head of global arbitrage trading for Salomon Smith Barney. Mr. Stavis served as a member of the firm’s operating committee, risk management committee and control and compliance committee. He has published numerous articles on derivatives pricing and risk management. Mr. Stavis holds degrees from the Engineering School of the University of Pennsylvania and the Wharton School of Management.