Robert J. Boulware has served as a member of the Board of Trustees since the Private Shares Fund’s inception (formerly the SharesPost 100 Fund), and has been an executive in the financial services industry for 35 years.
Since March 2008, Bob has been a trustee for Met Investors Series Trust, a $140 billion fund complex, as well as Vertical Capital Income Fund, a startup mutual fund, since 2012. He also serves as a director of Gainsco Inc. (PINK: GANS), a public traded auto insurance company, and as Managing Director of private-equity fund, Pilgrim Funds, LLC. From 1992 to 2006, Bob was the President and Chief Executive Officer of ING Funds Distributor, LLC.
Bob holds a BSBA from Northern Arizona University, College of Business Administration.
Mark Radcliffe has been a member of the Board of Trustees since the Fund’s inception. As a partner of DLA Piper USA, LLP and its predecessor firms since 1989, Mark represents startup technology corporations in their intellectual property and finance matters. He also represents Fortune 100 companies in complex intellectual property transactions, and has worked in a wide variety of industries, from Internet to software to cloud to semiconductors.
In 2011, the Department of State appointed Mark to be one of 10 private members of the U.S.-Japan Innovation and Entrepreneurship Council. In 1997, the National Law Journal listed him as one of America’s 100 most influential lawyers, and the San Francisco Business Times has named him among the best lawyers in the San Francisco Bay Area. He has been listed in the “The Best Lawyers in America,” and as one of Northern California’s Top 100 intellectual property attorneys in “Super Lawyers.” He has also been named as one of “America’s Leading Lawyers for Business” in Who’s Who Legal publication. In 1998, Harvard Law School designated him a “Distinguished Alumni.”
Mark earned a B.S. in chemistry magna cum laude from University of Michigan and a J.D. from Harvard Law School.