Founder & Managing Director

Bob founded Allegis in 1996 after a successful career as a serial entrepreneur.

In founding Allegis, Bob’s mission was to build a seed and early-stage venture firm that would combine operational experience with an entrepreneurial spirit and a focus on forging true partnerships with portfolio companies to build successful and sustainable cybertechnology companies. Bob has been recognized as a Fortune 100 cybersecurity executive and also as one of “CyberSecurity’s Money Men”.

As an entrepreneur, Bob was the President and CEO of UniSoft Systems, a global leading UNIX Systems House and the Founder and Chairman of InfoGear Technology Corporation, a pioneer in the original integration of web and telephony technology and creator of the original iPhone.

Outside of Allegis, Bob teaches New Venture Finance in the MBA program at the University of California, co-manages his family’s small Napa Valley winery – Ackerman Family Vineyards, and enjoys fly fishing.

Years of venture experience


Years of operating experience


B.S. Computer Science
University of San Francisco

Past investments:
Classroom Connect (acquired by Harcourt)
Comparnet (acquired by Microsoft)
Driverside (acquired by Advanced Auto Parts)
iBeam Networks (IPO – May 2000)
IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco)
LGC Wireless (acquired by ADC)
Solera (acquired by Blue Coat)
Step-Up Commerce (acquired by Intuit)