Ian is Plymouth’s founding partner and has been active in venture capital investing since 1969. He brings extensive financial, operational and technological expertise to Plymouth Growth Partners in his current role as Senior Advisor.
Ian formed the first institutional VC in Michigan and has led or co-led 14 funds. He has been involved in building over 350 companies, executing over 40 IPOs, and serving on the Board of more than 20 businesses. Successful exits include numerous strategic sales, such as Ventana Medical Systems, Lifescan, Birtcher, Stratacom, and Neogen.
Ian received an MBA from Harvard University and a Bachelor of Economics from the University of Sydney. He is an Australian Chartered Accountant.