Robert G. Pearse is a leader in corporate strategy and governance in the technology industry. Mr. Pearse currently serves as Managing Partner at Yucatan Rock Ventures, an investment and consulting firm he co-founded. Mr. Pearse has served on the boards of numerous publicly traded companies in the technology sector, including as Board Chairperson and as Chairperson of Audit and Compensation committees. Previously, Mr. Pearse served as Vice President of Strategy at NetApp where he developed and led the hyper-growth plan which placed the company in the Fortune 500. Before that, Mr. Pearse held leadership positions at Hewlett-Packard including Vice President of Strategy and Corporate Development.
Mr. Pearse’s professional experience also includes positions at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Eastman Chemical Company, and General Motors Company. Mr. Pearse earned an MBA from the Stanford Graduate School of Business and a BSME from the Georgia Institute of Technology.