A member of the Highland team since 2001, Bob focuses primarily on digital media and the internet. He is presently on the boards of ALOHA, Dailybreak, Gemvara, NameMedia, OpenSky, Handybook and SessionM. Bob previously served on the board of Bullhorn (acquired by Vista Equity Partners), Fastclick (Nasdaq: FSTC acquired by VCLK), Going (acquired by AOL), Navic (acquired by MSFT), Pixable (acquired by SingTel), Quattro (acquired by Apple), Quigo (acquired by AOL) and Turbine (acquired by Warner Bros.)
Prior to joining Highland, Bob served as the CEO of Terra Lycos formed in October 2000 with the $5.5 billion acquisition of Lycos by Terra Networks. Previously, Bob was the Founder of Lycos and served as its President and CEO since its inception in 1995 where he led Lycos from a start-up with $2 million in venture capital funding to become the most visited online destination in the world. Under his leadership, Lycos jumped from the fastest IPO in Nasdaq history to a global media entity and an esteemed member of the Nasdaq 100.
The best-selling author of Speed Is Life and a former advisor to President Clinton, Bob is sought out by companies and Congress alike for his digital media expertise. He has served on the boards of both public and private sector companies, including John Hancock, Ticketmaster and Terra Lycos. He also currently serves as a Trustee for Children’s Hospital Trust Board, The Rivers School and on the Board of Advisors for the Boston College Carroll School of Management.
Bob holds an M.B.A. from Babson College, a B.S.B.A, from Northeastern University (summa cum laude), an Honorary Doctorate of Commercial Sciences from Bentley College, and an Honorary Doctorate from Northeastern University.