William P. Collatos

Co-founder of Spectrum Equity Management

William “Bill” Collatos cofounded Spectrum Equity Management Inc., and until recently served as Managing Director. Spectrum is a growth equity firm that invests in businesses related to the information economy.

Bill has been in an executive capacity as a director or Board Member of over 30 for-profit and not-for-profit entities. Some examples include: Nassau Broadcasting Partners, L.P., RCN Telecom Services, Inc., CBSI, Cable, RiskMetrics Group, LLC, Intersections Insurance Services, Inc., Patriot Media, Puerto Rico Cable Acquisition Company Inc., Seisint, Inc., Eutelsat Communications S.A., and Experian Health, Inc., the Roxbury Latin School, Emmanuel College, and the Winsor school, among others.

He was previously a General Partner at TA Associates and Media/Communications Partners (MC Partners). Bill began his career as a Banker, lending money to startups, eventually heading the Media Lending Group at FleetBoston Financial Corp.

Bill also has a wealth of experience in the nonprofit sector, including board service with the Home for Little Wanderers, and the Marine Corps Heritage Foundation as head of the investment committee. He currently serves as an advisory board member of the Smithsonian Tropical Research Institute and has recently joined the Board of Emmanuel College.

Bill holds an A.B. degree in Economics, cum laude, from Harvard College.

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