Rob Tompkins is a managing director with SVB Analytics, responsible for overseeing research and strategic business initiatives for the group. Tompkins advises startup technology companies on valuation, equity management and venture financing trends.
Prior to joining SVB Analytics in 2008, Tompkins worked with Huron Consulting Group in the firm's San Francisco valuation practice. While at Huron, Tompkins focused primarily on valuing start-up companies in the life science, internet, technology and cleantech sectors and led the group's cleantech initiatives.
Before Huron, Tompkins spent 18 months in Santiago, Chile, where he worked in sales and marketing for an Internet news organization and later as an analyst for a venture capital and private equity firm focusing on Latin American markets.
Tompkins began his career with PricewaterhouseCoopers' Healthcare Consulting Practice where he was responsible for modeling and forecasting multi-billion dollar budgets for state-sponsored health programs. Tompkins earned a bachelor's degree in government from the University of Virginia, and a master's in business administration and a master's of science in international development from Tulane University.