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Rufus King

Chief Legal Officer

Joined

2015

Honors & Awards

Rufus was selected for inclusion in Chambers USA: America’s Leading Lawyers for Business and The Legal 500 US.

Education

Harvard Law School
JD

University of Oxford
B.Phil., Philosophy

Dartmouth College
AB, Philosophy


RUFUS KING
Chief Legal Officer

Rufus is a venture lawyer who has spent his career focused on venture capital firms and technology companies. Before joining OpenView in 2015, he launched the Center for Law and Entrepreneurship at Villanova Law School, serving as its initial Director. At the Center, he worked to build a bridge between the Law School and the entrepreneurial and venture communities by creating new courses, internships and a legal clinic.

Prior to his time at Villanova, Rufus was an equity partner at the law firm of Goodwin Procter LLP in Boston, where he represented a wide range of private investment funds, both in the United States and internationally. His clients included prominent venture capital, buyout and mezzanine funds. During his career, he successfully completed more than 100 fund formation projects. Rufus also worked with a select group of investors in private investment funds, such as pension plans, college endowments and sovereign wealth funds.


For OpenView to help entrepreneurs build great companies, we need to understand what makes companies great, and what specifically we can do to help them. This drives our focus on one industry segment, software, and valuing the people who have succeeded in that segment.



Rufus has also served as outside legal counsel to companies in the information technology, biotechnology and medical device industries, from inception, through initial public offerings, to public-to-public mergers. Representative transactions include: equity and debt financings (public and private); mergers and acquisitions; employment and consulting contracts; research and development agreements; and licensing and other intellectual property transfers.


People

Our people, here to help yours.

In March, to help stop the spread of COVID-19, we temporarily closed our office in Boston and became a fully remote team overnight. We all miss being in the same place together, but we’ve adapted to the current environment and have fully embraced Zoom and Slack so we can stay as connected as possible.

Investment

Expansion

Katie Adams

Talent Sourcer

Julia Beech

Executive Network Coordinator

Alex Carrier

Sr. Talent Manager

Maggie Crean

Talent Sourcer

Sean Fanning

Vice President of Portfolio and Investment Analysis

Alexa Horwitz

Community Manager

Sam Johnson

Corporate Development Associate

Meg Johnson

Multimedia Marketer

Margaret Kelsey

Vice President of Marketing

Tom Kenyon

Portfolio & Investment Analysis Associate

Alex Maas

Senior Talent Manager

John McCullough

Partner

Robby McKittrick

People Team Intern

Vinnie McSweeney

Vice President of Corporate Development

Steve Melia

Partner

Jacqueline Murphy

Vice President, Capital Markets

Kyle Poyar

Partner

Sam Richard

Vice President of Growth

Casey Renner

Partner

Courtney Steinkrauss

Senior Manager, Demand Marketing

Aeris Stewart

Marketing Co-Op

Curt Townshend

Senior Director, Growth

Operations

Jill Della Grotta

Executive Coordinator

Nikhil Kanitkar

Senior Financial Analyst

Rufus King

Chief Legal Officer

Alex Lau

Vice President of Business Operations

Kristen Laverty

Fund Controller

Bonnie Lewis

Executive Finance and Audit Chair

Taylor Magnone

Accounting Manager

Shannon Maguire

Senior Accountant

Liz Moertel

Vice President of Finance

Connor Pendray

FP&A Senior Financial Analyst

Brianna Perfetuo

Senior Accountant

Emily Runey

Executive Coordinator

Mike Sonnendecker

Management Company Controller

Katie Talamelli

Senior Accountant

Danielle Tedesco

Senior Director, Operations

Morgan Waesche

Accounting Manager