Fergal is a co-founder and Partner with Highland Capital Europe focused on e-commerce, software and business services companies with a particular emphasis on emerging growth opportunities in Europe. Fergal represents Highland Capital Europe on the board of AMCS Group, GetYourGuide.com.
Until the formation of Highland Capital Europe, Fergal was a General Partner with Highland Capital Partners. He launched the firm's Europe investment initiative and represents Highland Capital Partners on the boards of GlassesDirect, PhotoBox, Privalia, Spartoo.com and Wooga. He is a former director of Autoquake, Coremetrics (acquired by IBM), Eleven Technology (acquired by Trimble), M7 (acquired by BEA) and VistaPrint (IPO: NASDAQ). Before joining Highland, Fergal was a founding partner of RSA Ventures, the corporate venture fund of RSA Security, Inc., where he led that firm‘s European and Boston investments. Before RSA Ventures, was a founder and Senior Vice President of Cambridge Technology Partners (NASDAQ: CATP) and a member of the Global Executive Committee of the firm.
Fergal attended Harvard Business School, where he earned his M.B.A. He also holds a B.S., Electrical Engineering, and a B.A., Business Economics from Brown University.
Fergal no longer serves on any non-fund-related boards. His interests include long-distance running, backcountry skiing, golf, and traditional Irish violin. A native of Dublin, Ireland, Fergal now lives in Geneva with his wife Jane and four children.