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R. William Burgess Jr. '81

photo of Bill BurgessManaging General Partner
ABS Ventures

Weston, Massachusetts

Elected 2011 (Alumni Trustee)
A.B. Dartmouth College
M.B.A. Harvard University

Bill Burgess is a managing general partner at ABS Ventures. He has worked closely with emerging growth technology companies as an investor and adviser throughout his career, primarily at Alex Brown & Sons and Deutsche Bank, where he held several management positions, including vice chairman of global corporate finance and head of DB Venture Partners. He is the co-chair of strategic planning and chair of the board at St. Mark's School and chair emeritus of the board of the New England Aquarium.

At Dartmouth, Burgess was president of Alpha Delta fraternity, president of the Interfraternity Council, and a member of Sphinx senior society, Green Key, and Paleopitus. He played rugby, football, and lacrosse. Since graduation, he has served Dartmouth as class president, class agent, Alumni Council representative, and reunion giving chair. He holds an MBA from Harvard Business School. Bill and his wife Barbara have five children.

Last Updated: 8/3/15