Greg Avis

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Greg is managing partner of Bangtail Partners, a private investment firm. He is a cofounder and former managing director of Summit Partners, one of the nation’s leading private equity and venture capital firms, which has raised nearly $15 billion in capital since its inception. Greg has served on the boards of more than 50 public and private companies and over 20 non-profit boards. His non-profit work has included service on the boards of Williams College (chair), the James Irvine Foundation (chair), Cleveland Clinic, ITHAKA, New Profit, MASS MoCA, the National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS), Opportunity Fund, the Robert Rauschenberg Foundation, Silicon Valley Community Foundation (chair), and the Sobrato Family Foundation. Greg has also taught mathematics at Eastside College Preparatory School in East Palo Alto for 16 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts degree, cum laude, in political economy from Williams College and a master’s degree in Business Administration, with distinction, from Harvard Business School.