Rob Chen

Board of Advisors

Rob is a Venture Partner at Novo Tellus Capital Partners.

Rob is a private investor, advisor, and an operating executive with more than 25 years of experience in technology ranging from Enterprise Software and Payments to HR Tech, and Communications.  His corporate experience includes senior management roles in companies at different stages of development from private VC-backed startups to Fortune 500 public companies.

In previous appointments, Rob was Chief Marketing Officer of CEB (now Gartner). He was SVP at First Data, and held several executive roles including Head of Global Client Strategy and VP Small Business Marketing at Visa through its IPO. Earlier in his career, Rob launched Siebel System’s (now Oracle) SaaS CRM offering and was an early employee of Rob also has experience as CEO and advisor/board director in early/growth stage companies.

Rob holds an B.S. in Business Administration from University of California, Berkeley and an M.B.A. from Harvard Business School.

There is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you.
Maya Angelou

Venture Partner

Novo Tellus Capital Partners

Oct 2020 - Present


Chief Marketing Officer

CEB (Gartner)

Jan 2014 – Jul 2017


SVP, Global Product and Channel Marketing

First Data (Fiserv)

Jul 2010 – Jun 2013


Head of Global Client Strategy, S/VP Marketing

Visa Inc.

Sep 2006 – Jan 2010


Head of WW Marketing, CRM OnDemand & SMB

Siebel Systems (Oracle)

1999 – 2001, 2003 - 2005


Harvard Business School


University of California, Berkeley

B.S., Business Administration

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