Team

Jeff Williams

  • OPERATING PARTNER
  • Bay Area

Jeff joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2016 as an Operating Partner in the Bay Area, where he focuses on infrastructure software and security. He has more than 25 years of operating experience helping early-stage enterprise software companies to scale and grow into market leaders.

Jeff joined Bain Capital Ventures in 2016 as an Operating Partner in the Bay Area, where he focuses on infrastructure software and security.  He has more than 25 years of operating experience helping early-stage enterprise software companies to scale and grow into market leaders.   Jeff works across the BCV portfolio in both application and infrastructure software companies, assuming board roles and partnering with management teams to develop go-to-market strategies, build efficient sales engines, and make introductions to larger enterprise customers.

 

Prior to BCV, Jeff led sales at organizations such as GlobalCenter (acquired by Exodus Communications in 2001), IntruVert Networks (acquired by McAfee in 2003), and IronPort Systems (acquired by Cisco in 2007).  Most recently, Jeff served as Senior Vice President of Sales at FireEye, a leading enterprise security platform.  Jeff was FireEye’s first sales leader and helped transform the company into a market-leading enterprise security company, culminating in a successful public offering in 2013.  In addition to his formal roles, Jeff has also served on the Board of Directors of cloud infrastructure startup Meraki Wireless (acquired by Cisco in 2012), cloud security startup OpenDNS (acquired by Cisco in 2015), and Adallom (acquired by Microsoft in 2015).

 

In his free time, Jeff coaches men’s lacrosse at Stanford University and enjoys golf and fly fishing with his children.

Experience

  • California State University, Chico 4 years
  • US Lacrosse Player/Coach 2 years
  • GlobalCenter 11 years
  • IntruVert Networks 2 years
  • IronPort/Cisco 6 years
  • FireEye 6 years
  • Bain Capital Ventures 1 year

Portfolio Companies

Personal Interests

  • Avid Golfer

  • Fly Fishing

  • Lacrosse Coach

  • Vacationing with Family