Gregory M. AvisCofounder, Former Managing Director
Greg cofounded Summit Partners in 1984, and has served as a director of many public and private companies.
Greg's past directorships include Digital Link Corporation (NASDAQ: DLNK), IMPAC Medical Systems (NASDAQ: IMPC), Integrated Systems (NASDAQ: INTS), NxTrend Technology (acquired by Infor Global Solutions), Powerwave Technologies (NASDAQ: PWAV), RightNow Technologies (NASDAQ: RNOW, later acquired by Oracle), Splash Technology Holdings (NASDAQ: SPLH, later acquired by Electronics for Imaging) and TGV Software (acquired by Cisco Systems).
Prior to Summit, Greg worked for McDonald & Company and Goldman, Sachs & Co. He holds a BA in political economy from Williams College and an MBA from Harvard Business School.
Greg is chair of the Williams College Board of Trustees, and serves on the boards of the James Irvine Foundation, Antioch College, New Profit and ARTSTOR. He has also served on the boards of Silicon Valley Community Foundation (chair), the National Outdoor Leadership School and the San Jose Repertory Theatre (chair). Greg teaches mathematics at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto.