Rob Wadsworth, ChairmanSenior Advisor
Rob Wadsworth joined HarbourVest in 1986 and was a managing director of the Firm from 1988 through 2018. In January 2019, he became a Senior Advisor. Rob continues to provide input and counsel on direct co-investments globally and remains a director of several direct co-investments, including Free Balance, Whisker Labs, Healthgrades, and others. Throughout his career, Rob managed many of the Firm’s investment activities in the industrial, services, and information technology sectors. He also served in senior leadership positions including on HarbourVest’s Global Investment Committee and Executive Management Committee. Rob has been responsible for or associated with investments in over 300 of HarbourVest’s direct co-investments and has served as a director on over 50 of those companies including multiple public companies. Rob’s prior experience includes strategy and operations consulting with Booz, Allen & Hamilton. He received a BS (magna cum laude) in Systems Engineering and Computer Science from the University of Virginia in 1982 and an MBA (with distinction) from Harvard Business School in 1986. Rob serves as a Trustee of the University of Virginia School of Engineering & Applied Science and is a Trustee of Tenacity.