Bob Pavey

Bob Pavey, based in Cleveland, OH and Menlo Park, CA, joined Morgenthaler in 1969 and has been a Partner since 1971. From 1990 to 1992, he served as President and then Chairman of the National Venture Capital Association.

His major focus is on wireless, semiconductors, materials, devices and energy. He sits on the Board of Directors of CLK Design Automation, OmniPV, Paratek Microwave, Peregrine Semiconductor Corporation, R2 Semiconductor, Sezmi Corporation, SiPort and Unity Semiconductor and is an observer on Cortina Systems. During his tenure, Bob has been involved in many of the firm’s successful investments---Apple Computer, Applied Intelligent Systems (acquired by Electro Scientific), Aptis Communications (acquired by Nortel Networks), Atria Software (acquired by Rational Software), Endwave, Gliatech, Illustra Information Technologies (acquired by Informix), Intrinsa (acquired by Microsoft), New Focus, Synernetics (acquired by 3Com), and Synopsys. From 1967 until 1969, Bob held several management positions with Foseco, Inc. He received a BS in physics from The College of William & Mary in 1964, an MS in metallurgical engineering from Columbia University in 1965 (awarded in 1966), and an MBA from the Harvard Business School in 1967.

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