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Bob Wright

Advisor Dallas/Fort Worth Area, US

Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas and Partner, Palter Stokley Sims Wright PLLC.

Senior Lecturer, University of Texas at Dallas and Partner, Palter Stokley Sims Wright PLLC.

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Involved In


Dallas Social Venture Partners
Dallas Social Venture Partners


Social Venture Partners International
Camp Fire USA
OneStar Foundation


Partner Wright Connatser PLLC October 2014 - present
Senior Lecturer University of Texas at Dallas May 2009 - present
Chairman of the Board OneStar Foundation December 2009 - present
Founder and Chairman Emeritus Dallas Social Venture Partners October 1999 - present
Partner Palter Stokley Sims Wright, PLLC January 2013 - October 2014
Member, National Board of Trustees Camp Fire October 2011 - December 2012
Member Texas Emerging Technology Fund Advisory Council October 2011 - October 2012
Strategy Consultant and Chief Executive Officer Executives In Action May 2011 - July 2012
Former Chairman of the Board Social Venture Partners International May 2001 - October 2011
Senior Vice President & General Counsel BakBone Software October 2008 - May 2011
Senior Vice President & General Counsel Skywire Software October 2006 - August 2008
Vice President & General Counsel SoftBrands January 2002 - October 2006
CEO tax reclaims 2001 - 2002
Partner divine interventures 2000 - 2001
Chief Operating Officer Ion Storm 1996 - 1998
Partner Jenkens & Gilchrist 1982 - 1992


Texas Tech University School of Law Law 1978 - 1982
Texas Tech University - Rawls College of Business Finance 1977 - 1982
Allegheny College History 1969 - 1973

Interested In

Markets of Interest
  • • Enterprise Software
  • • Games
  • • Small Businesses
  • • Social Impact
  • • Education
  • • Healthcare
  • • Lifelong Learning (outside of school)
  • • In-classroom learning (K-12)
  • • Quantified-self
  • • Records

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Nancy J. Hong
They're my friends  •  Executive Director, Innovation Greenhouse @ UNT.
He has been there and done that many times!
Byron Sanders
We worked together at Dallas Social Venture Partners  •  Vice President, Private Client Associate, U.S. Trust. Previously Executive Director, Dallas Education Foundation.
Bob is the most connected person I know in philanthropy and social entrepreneurship. He'd be a major asset to this group.
Adam Connatser
We worked together  •  Member, Palter Stokley Sims Wright, PLLC. Previously Partner, Patton Boggs LLP.
He already is. He'll continue to be great because he thinks outside the box, solves problems in ways others don't think of, and is not scar ... ed of new or different ideas.
Jayda Batchelder
We worked together  •  Founding Executive Director, Education Opens Doors, Inc.. Previously 8th Grade Science Teacher/Science Department Chair, Dallas ISD.
Bob is a great entrepreneur past and present. He is a visionary who is able to help turn ideas into action. He is thoughtful in providing co ... nnections and helping connect people and resources. He is intelligent, passionate, and dedicated to the projects he is working on.
Paul Shoemaker
We worked together  •  Group Leader, Vistage and Basketball Referee,
He's a world class people person, combined with a ton of street smarts. I can't imagine any situation he'd find himself that he couldn't suc ... cessfully navigate his way through. Awesome mentor, always calm in the storm. A-1 human being, huge heart
Michael J. Gilbert
We worked together  •  Funding Expert for Businesses and Startups, The Garage. Previously CEO, Street Level Consultants.
Bob has had successful exits as an entrepreneur himself giving him a view few others have; that being from both sides of the table. His app ... roach is friendly but direct, humble but intelligent and knows the end game is thought of before you start. Basically, Bob gets it and gets it done.
Michelle Corson
They're my friends  •  CEO and Founder, On the Road Lending and CEO and Founder, Champion Impact Capital.
Bob's picture is in the dictionary beside the term "social entrepreneur." He founded Dallas Social Venture Partners! He lives and breathes ... social entrepreneurship. He teaches it, mentors it, believes in it, "gets" it. I'm seriously proud to be associated with such a brilliant, passionate, creative guy.
Chad Coben
We worked together  •  Managing Director, FTI Consulting. Previously Senior Director, CXO, LLC. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Bob is bright, hardworking and entrpreneurial. He is very experienced and has been involved in a number of start up, growth and roll ups. He ... brings a level-headed, pragmatic , creative approach to problem solving.
Joe D'Cruz
We worked together  •  Mentor - Warrior Mentor Program, University of Texas at Dallas.
Bob has been there and done that before, makes for a perfect Entrepreneur.
Sharon Lyle
We worked together  •  Co-Founder, Public City. Previously President, TEDxSMU.
Bob is great at looking at issues from all sides; particularly at seeing how things fit into a larger, more complex environment. He's a grea ... t thought partner and brainstormer.
Tom Montgomery
They're my friends  •  Co-Managing Partner, Montgomery Coscia Greilich LLP. Previously President, Beal Capital Markets/CSG Investments, Inc..
Bob has demonstrated his ability multiple times to see into the future, think outside the box, create highly functional teams, raise capital ... and go to market.
Ramon Alandi
We worked together  •  President & CEO, RA Consulting (formerly Sulcus). Previously Sales Manager, CEOISA.
I have no doubt!

Suzi Sosa
They're my friends  •  Co-Founder & CEO, Verb Inc.. Previously Executive Director, Dell Social Innovation Challenge. The University of Texas at Austin grad.
Suzi is a persuasive, creative risk taker who has several start ups under her belt and is knee deep in another. She's smart, resourceful, a ... nd persistent.