Bob Hower

Bob is co-founder of G20 Ventures. He was ATV's East Coast lead partner for investments in information technology, primarily focused on the Internet, digital media, and software sectors. He joined ATV in 2002 and was a board member of Acme Packet, ChannelAdvisor, Packet Design, Nuventix, Sanovi, and [x+1]. Named to Forbes’ Midas list for the past two consecutive years, Bob was instrumental in Acme Packet's 2006 public offering, one of the most successful IPOs in the communications sector this decade.

Bob has extensive operating experience, including serving as Vice President of sales at LHS Group (EMEA), where he built the company's Enhanced Services Division for Europe, the Middle East and Africa. He was also a member of the senior management team at Priority Call Management (PCM). Prior to LHS Group’s acquisition of PCM in 1999, Bob helped grow PCM's revenue from approximately $3.5 million to $45 million. Bob’s management background also includes sales and marketing roles at Lotus Development and General Mills.

Bob first joined the venture capital community as a Director at BancBoston Ventures where he focused on the telecommunications and IT infrastructure sectors, and led investments in Telephotonics (acquired by DuPont) and AccessLan (acquired by AFC). Early in his career, Bob worked in commercial real estate development at Cabot, Cabot & Forbes, negotiating lease transactions in excess of $100 million. He earned an M.B.A. from The Amos Tuck School at Dartmouth College and a B.A., Cum Laude, from Harvard College.

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