Rob Palumbo is a Managing Director and founding partner at Accel-KKR.
Prior to joining Accel-KKR, Rob co-headed the software investment banking practice at Thomas Weisel Partners in San Francisco. Prior to Thomas Weisel, he spent three years at Deutsche Bank where he built the technology investment banking practice in the southeastern U.S. and later headed the software practice in Silicon Valley. Prior to Deutsche Bank, Rob spent five years at Stephens, Inc. where he directed the firm’s information technology banking practice. As part of that effort, Rob originated and executed direct private equity investments on behalf of Stephens Group, the private equity investment arm of the firm. Rob started his career as a mergers and acquisitions analyst at Alex. Brown & Sons in Baltimore, MD in 1990.
Rob’s current board seats include: Abrigo, Cendyn, Cielo, ClickDimensions, ESG, Infinisource, iSolved HCM, North Plains, Paymentus, Reapit and Vyne Corporation.
Rob’s former selected directorships include: Applied Predictive Technologies (sold to MasterCard for $600 million in 2015), IntrinsiQ Research (sold to AmerisourceBergen Holding Corporation in 2011), On Center Software (sold to Roper Industries in 2015), Saber (sold to EDS in 2007 for $460 million) and Systems & Software.
Rob holds an A.B. from Princeton University.BACK TO TEAM