Based in the Bay Area, Eugene is focused on identifying investment opportunities in workplace technology and SaaS tools that make us more efficient and effective in the workplace. He’s particularly interested in customer success.
Eugene has 15+ years of start-up operating experience across sales, marketing, product and business operations and across stages of companies – from seed to public company and everything in between. Prior to joining OMERS Ventures, Eugene was a VP of Business Operations at Copper, Google’s #1 recommended CRM. Prior to that, he created and led the business operations team at Pinterest. Eugene also led all business functions as an early employee at Pixate (sold to Google), a SaaS Platform for mobile interaction design, and High Gear Media (sold to Internet Brands), a media company focused on autos. He began his operating career at Yahoo!. He has also been an M&A banker with ThinkEquity Partners and Deutsche Bank. He holds an MBA from the University of Michigan and a BS in Psychology from Vanderbilt University.
As part of the Ventures team, Eugene is most excited about not only discovering great companies but helping them grow post investment.