Robert Headley is Ignition’s administrative partner, overseeing the firm’s day-to- day operations. He joined the firm in 2000. Robert is the main point of contact for investors, having led fundraising efforts for more than $2 billion in capital commitments across seven Ignition and affiliated funds.

Robert previously served as a director for Enclarity (acquired by LexisNexis), Extend America (acquired by Sprint) and several other Ignition portfolio companies.

Prior to joining Ignition, Robert spent seven years at Starbucks Coffee Company, most recently as vice president, finance & treasurer. In that role, he managed Starbucks investor relations, corporate development, Treasury, business planning & analysis, and profit improvement functions.

Before Starbucks, Robert spent three years in the principal investment area and investment banking division of Goldman Sachs in New York and Sydney, Australia.

Robert holds a MS and BS degree with distinction in industrial engineering from Stanford University.