MR. GOODMAN IS A GENERAL PARTNER AND MEMBER OF THE INVESTMENT COMMITTEE OF ACTIVATE VENTURE PARTNERS.
He brings over 40 years of diversified venture investment experience, beginning with Patricof & Co. (now APAX) where he worked for seven years beginning in 1974 as its third employee. While at Patricof & Co., Mr. Goodman, headed a small business investment company which invested in the final private financing round raised by Apple Computer in the summer of 1979. After APAX, Mr. Goodman worked for 17 years at Hambros Bank Ltd., where his responsibilities expanded to include managing both the U.K. bank’s U.S. venture and merchant banking operations. Mr. Goodman’s professional career began with the U.S. Marine Corps Reserves. After his release from active duty, he joined his family’s high-fashion retailing business, Bergdorf Goodman, in New York City, where he was active in many areas of the business. He worked closely with his father on the sale of the business to Carter Hawley Hale Stores, a New York Stock Exchange-listed company in 1972.
Mr. Goodman holds a B.A. in English literature from Yale College and a M.S. from Columbia University Business School.