Chief Operating Officer
Prior to joining OEF, Bud spent 20+ years in the high-growth technology sector. His experience includes leadership roles at public technology companies (AOL, Yahoo and RealNetworks), and serving as a co-founder and/or CEO of several early stage, venture-backed companies (TurnHere, Bigstep and WorkMetro), which collectively raised $100M+ of top-tier venture capital funding. He was also fortunate to spend a year as an Entrepreneur-in Residence at Charles River Ventures, a $2B early stage venture firm.
Bud has also been very active in working closely with a variety of national and regional non-profits. This work included serving as a Board member in Washington DC area for Junior Achievement, the Make-a-Wish Foundation, the Children’s Science Center of Northern Virginia, MicroMentor, the AOL Foundation and MindsMatter.
Bud earned an MBA from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, and a B.A. in International Relations from Bates College.