Peter Sobiloff joined Insight Venture Partners as Managing Director in 1998, bringing to the firm 20 years of operational experience in executive leadership positions, sales management and worldwide operations. Peter was President of Think Systems, an Insight portfolio company focused on supply chain management, which was acquired by i2 Technologies; thereafter Peter served as Vice President of Business Development at i2 Technologies. Prior to Insight, Peter was President of Datalogix, a vendor of enterprise application software for process manufacturers. He also held senior executive roles at Ross Systems, a provider of financial application software. Peter was part of the management teams that executed IPOs for both companies. Subsequently, as President of Datalogix, Peter led the sale of Datalogix to the Oracle corporation.
Peter is a well-known executive in the software industry and regularly speaks on industry panels. He served as Chairman of Greenfield Online (NASDAQ: SRVY) for six years, including three years as a public company. He was a member of the Board of Directors of Medidata Solutions (NASDAQ: MDSO) for seven years, the final two as a public company. Other notable previous investments include Argus Software (acquired by Altus Group), DWL (Acquired by IBM), GETPAID (acquired by Sungard), Netsmart Technologies (acquired by Genstar Financial), iMany (IPO), Nistevo (acquired by Sterling Software), Paisley (acquired by Thomson Reuters), PerTrac (acquired by eVestment), Primavera (acquired by Oracle), and RockPort Trade Systems (acquired by QRS Corp).
Peter currently serves on the board of directors at Achieve3000, Anaqua, DrillingInfo, Kinnser Software, Kony Solutions, Overdrive, Shunra, Syncsort, and Mediaspectrum.
In his role as investor, Peter specializes in mentoring management teams to foster technological change in existing markets in order to produce greater productivity and deliver incremental value to customers. Peter enjoys working to create successful liquidity events that positively change the lives of entrepreneurs and employees.