One of the things that really makes a founder stand out to me is the rare ability to be able to discuss in-the-trenches day-to-day execution details of their business and in the next breath, articulate clear and thoughtful strategic insights about where they are driving their company.
In his role as Managing Partner at OMERS Ventures, Brian Kobus is responsible for fund operations and oversees the operations and strategy team supporting 50+ existing portfolio companies.
Brian brings 15 years of experience in the areas of technology, venture capital and finance to his role at OMERS Ventures. Previously, Brian was VP Technology Alliances at ScribbleLive, a leading content marketing software-as-a-service platform, where he was responsible for establishing, managing and growing relationships with partners.
Prior to joining ScribbleLive, Brian was with Summerhill Venture Partners, a TMT-focused venture capital firm where he worked closely with a number of successful high growth companies. Earlier in his career Brian worked on numerous M&A and financing transactions, first at Morgan Stanley and then at Bell Canada Enterprises.
Brian holds both an MBA and an Honors Business Administration degree from the Richard Ivey School of Business at the University of Western Ontario, and is also a CFA charter holder.