The Causeway team combines operating success, investment expertise and sports experience. Bob, Mark and Wyc offer insight no other investors can bring to young companies.
Wyc has more than 25 years of investment, operating and legal experience. In 2002, Wyc conceived of and led the acquisition of the Boston Celtics, then a publicly-traded company, and became CEO and NBA Governor of the team. Wyc is a member of the Media, Executive, Audit, Compensation, Planning and Labor Committees of the NBA.
Wyc was a General Partner of Highland Capital Partners from 1995 to 2002. While at Highland, he worked closely with Bob Higgins and frequently co-invested with Mark Wan. His early career included time spent as a venture capital lawyer and a business development manager.
Wyc serves on the Board of Directors of Formula E Holdings, Comcast SportsNet New England and as Chairman of the Massachusetts Eye and Ear Infirmary. He is a graduate of Princeton University where he rowed varsity crew. He also holds a law degree from the University of Michigan and earned an MBA from Stanford Business School.
Bob has over 30 years of venture and private equity investment experience. From 1988 to 2013, he was General Partner and Co-Founder of Highland Capital Partners, an investment firm that has raised over $3 billion of capital across nine funds. During his tenure, Bob worked with Wyc Grousbeck and frequently co-invested with Mark Wan.
In 2012, Bob was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He is also a former director of the National Venture Capital Association and president of the New England Venture Capital Association. The Forbes Midas List and AlwaysOn Venture Capital 100 recognized him as one of the top venture capitalists in the industry.
Before starting in venture capital, Bob was the executive director of 3 private foundations in New York. Bob is a former Assistant to both the U.S. Secretary of Commerce and the head of the international division of the U.S. Treasury.
Bob is a graduate of Harvard University where he played varsity hockey. Also, he earned an MBA from Harvard Business School, where he is a part-time faculty member.
Mark brings over a quarter century of successful private equity and venture investment experience to the firm. Prior to forming Causeway, he was a co-founding partner of Three Arch Partners from 1993 to 2012, a healthcare- focused investment firm that raised over $1 billion of capital commitments across five funds. During his tenure at Three Arch Partners, Mark often co-invested alongside Wyc Grousbeck and Bob Higgins at Highland Capital. Prior to Three Arch Partners, Mark was a general partner at Brentwood Associates, a private equity firm headquartered in Los Angeles.
Mark was a key part of the investment group that purchased the Boston Celtics in 2002. In addition to being an owner in the Celtics, Mark is also an owner in the NFL’s San Francisco 49ers. Mark is a former director of the Western Association of Venture Capitalists.
Mark is a graduate of Yale University and earned an MBA from Stanford Business School. At Yale, he was a varsity swimmer and water polo player.