Stephen G. Woodsum cofounded Summit Partners in 1984. Prior to Summit, he was a General Partner at TA Associates and an Investment Analyst at First Chicago Investment Corporation.
Steve has served as a director of many public and private companies. His past directorships include CIDCO (NASDAQ: CDCO), Clean Harbors (NASDAQ: CLHB, later NYSE: CLH), Information Builders, QMS (NYSE: QMSI, later acquired by Minolta) and Superior Services (NASDAQ: SUPR, later acquired by Vivendi Universal).
Steve holds a BA in psychology from Yale University and a Masters in Management from Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.
He is Chair of the National Board of City Year, an organization that recruits young people for community service in 24 U.S. cities, as well as London and Johannesburg. He serves on the Board and Executive Committee of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Boston and is Co-Chair of the Capital Campaign and Major Gifts Committee. Steve serves on the Board of Massachusetts General Hospital and is Chairman of their Finance and Real Estate Committee. He is a member of the Board of Overseers at the Museum of Fine Arts, Boston and is a member of the Board of Trustees of the Boston Harbor Island Alliance.
Steve was formerly Chair of Buckingham Browne & Nichols School and the Squam Lakes Natural Science Center, where he remains an Honorary Trustee. He is a former President of the New England Venture Capital Association and currently serves on the Advisory Board of the Alydar Funds.