Bruce is a Senior Advisor and former Managing Director of Summit Partners. He joined the firm in 1986 and has served as a board director for more than 30 companies, including 14 public companies. He is currently a director of Analog Devices (NASDAQ: ADI), a designer and manufacturer of high performance semiconductor products; Casa Systems (NASDAQ: CASA), a provider of next generation broadband communications infrastructure technologies; and Fuze, a provider of cloud-based unified communications services. His previous public company directorships include FleetCor Technologies (NYSE: FLT), a provider of fleet credit cards and other specialized payment products; Hittite Microwave, a designer and manufacturer of communications integrated circuits; Hyperion Software, formerly known as IMRS, a developer of business intelligence software; OPNET Technologies, a developer of application and network performance management software; optionsXpress, an online stock and options brokerage; and Pediatrix Medical Group, a comprehensive provider of neonatology services and other health solutions that was later renamed MEDNAX (NYSE: MD).
Prior to Summit, Bruce sold mainframe computers for IBM Corporation in Louisville, Kentucky. He received a BE in mechanical engineering and economics, magna cum laude, from Vanderbilt University and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Bruce was named to the Forbes Midas List from 2006 to 2009. He was also a director of the National Venture Capital Association from 2009 to 2014, founded NVCA’s Growth Equity Group in 2012 and served as the initial Chairman of the NVCA Growth Equity Group from 2012 to 2014. In addition, he is Chairman of the Vanderbilt University Board of Trust, the former Chairman of Vanderbilt’s Investment Committee, a former Director of the Vanderbilt University Medical Center, and a member of the Harvard Business School Board of Dean's Advisors. Bruce also served as the Chairman of Summit Partners' Board of Managers from 2011 to 2019.