Team

Bob
Forlenza
Managing Partner

  • Date Joined
    1995

  • Board Seats
    Lightspeed, Thorne Research, Smarter HQ, Meteor Learning

  • Focus
    software, business services and financial technologies sectors
  • Education
    Harvard Business School – MBA and Washington and Lee University – BS, Accounting

Bob is a founding partner of Spring Lake Equity Partners. Prior to founding Spring Lake, Bob served as Managing Partner of Tudor Investment Corporation’s private equity group, the predecessor to Spring Lake, since 1995. He has served on the Board of Directors of numerous companies including Art Technology Group, Classic Sports Network, Wired, and Intelligrated. He is currently serving on the Board of Directors of Lightspeed, Thorne Research, Meteor Learning, and SmarterHQ. Prior to joining Tudor, he was a Vice President at Carlisle Capital, a leveraged buyout firm based in Boston where he played a key role in the acquisition and management of several plastics companies which were consolidated to form Carlisle Plastics, a diversified plastics company that was taken public on the New York Stock Exchange. Bob was also an executive with the American Management Company, a start-up software company which developed and marketed systems management software for mini-computers. Bob initially served as Chief Financial Officer and was later appointed Chief Executive Officer and led a successful effort to sell the company to a strategic acquirer. Bob was also a management consultant with Bain & Company at which he worked in a variety of industries including communications services, financial services and information technology. Bob earned a Masters in Business Administration from Harvard Business School and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting and Business Administration from Washington and Lee University.