Mr. Robert Headley is a Partner at Qiming Venture Partners, focusing on fundraising and LP relationships. Robert has worked in venture capital since 2000. Robert led fundraising efforts for more than $5 billion in capital commitments across seven Ignition and Qiming funds, and served as the Administrative Partner for Ignition Partners from 2000 until 2019.
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, Treasure, 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 an MS and BS degree with distinction in industrial engineering from Stanford University.